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Title:[Letter] 1839 Nov. 15, Washington [D.C., to James K. Polk] Nashville, Tennessee / Talbot, G. : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Talbot, G.

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Date: November 15, 1839
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from G. Talbot to Governor James K. Polk, dated November 15, 1839. Talbot is writing to ask Polk to send him a list of arms that Tennessee's militia will need for the upcoming year.
Collection:Governor James K. Polk Papers
Document: sl659

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Ordinance Office Washington , Nov [November] 15th 1839

In order that arrangements may be made to answer the calls of the States for arms to be issued in the next year, for arming the Militia, under the Act of 1808, you are respectfully requested to inform this office what description of arms will be required by the State of Tennessee for the year 1840 The quota due to the State will be furnished either in muskets or other small arms, or in field artillery, and you will be pleased to state particularly whether the appropriate accoutrements, equipments, harness &c [etcetera] will be required with the kind of arms that may be designated__

Be pleased also to say where and to whom the stores shall be delivered, observing that, by the

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existing regulations; the place designated for this purpose, must be on navigable water, within the State

The quota which will be due at the end of 1840, will probably amount to about 2,300 muskets including the quota due for 1838 & 1839 not delivered not having been called for___

I have the honor
to be Sir
yr obt st [your obedient servant]
G Talbot
[added: L Col. ordnt]
His Excellencythe Govr [Governor] of the Stateof Tennessee Nashville

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