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Title:[Letter] 1850 Dec. 21, Nashville, Tennessee [to] Wm. Trousdale / David Graham : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Graham, David

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Date: December 21, 1850
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter dated December 21, 1850 from David Graham to Tennessee governor, William Trousdale in Nashville. The purpose of the letter is to inform the governor of the selection of a slab of marble from Hawkins county, Tennessee for inclusion in the Washington monument in Washington, D.C.
Collection:Governor William Trousdale Papers
Document: sl636

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Near Nashville, Tennessee
21 Dec [December]. 1850To His Excellency Gov [Governor]. Trousdale

By virtue of your commission of the ninth of September last, appointing me, as the Successor of [unclear: Gov Gerard Troosh deceased ], to select from the finest specimens of marble in the state of Tennessee a slab, to be prepared, forwarded, & placed in the Washington monument at the city of Washington in conformity with the provisions of a resolution of the General Assembly passed on the 13 of Decr [December] 1847, I have selected, & do so report to you, a specimen from the quarrying of Orville Rice in Hawkins, which specimen is herewith delivered to you & is of a dark variegated mulberry color, and is marked No 1 of a variety of specimens accompanying a letter from S. D Mitchell dated 3d Oct [October] 1850 from Rogersville__

Herewith I also transmit the originals of all the Communications procured by me on the subject.__

Very Respectfully
David Graham__

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[added: Marble Black ole]

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