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Title:[Letter] 1840 Oct. 24, Columbia, Tennessee [to] James K. Polk, Nashville, Tennessee / Gideon Pillow : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Pillow, Gideon

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Date: October 24, 1840
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter to Governor James K. Polk dated October 24, 1840. It is from Gideon Pillow, the president of the Columbia Central Turnpike Company. He is writing to notify Polk that three people have been chosen to view the completed turnpike
Collection:Governor James K. Polk Papers
Document: sl662

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Columbia Octr [October] 24th 1840
ToHis Excellency James K Polk

In addition to the seven miles of road which I heretofore certified as completed, I now certify that Ten miles more of the Columbia Central Turnpike Road, (making an aggregate of seventeen miles) is completed in a substantial and faithful turnpike road manner.

In conformity with the 8th section of the act entitled an act "to Incorporate a company to be called the Lebanon and Nashville Turnpike Company" I hereby apply to you for the appointment of Three commissioners to view said road and make report to your Excellency with the view to the erection of Two additional Toll Gates Your [unclear: early ] attention is requested

Your Friend
Gideon J. Pillow
[added: Prest [President] C. C. T. Co [Columbia Central Turnpike Company]]

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[added: President of the
Columbia Central
Turnpike Company
application for warrant to erect
toll gates_ [unclear: recd Novr 2nd 1840 ] commission issued to
James [unclear: Jenis ] Henry Tur
ney & Robert Willsen as
commissioners to [unclear: uin ]
10 miles of the Road cer
tified to be complete Nobr [November] 6th 1840.__]

To His ExcellencyJames K PolkNashvilleTennessee
[added: mail]

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