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Title:[Letter] 1839 Nov. 4, Nashville [Tennessee, to] R.G. Douglass / Ja[me]s K. Polk : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Polk, Ja[me]s K.

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Date: November 4, 1839
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Governor James K. Polk to R. G. Douglass, dated November 4, 1839. Polk is writing to complain about the content of a certificate that Douglass recently sent. The information in the certificate pertains to the Gallatin Cumberland Turnpike Company.
Collection:Governor James K. Polk Papers
Document: sl665

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Executive Department Nashville ,November 4 1839
RG Douglass Esqr. [Esquire]

Your letter of the 14th ult [ultimo] has been received. The certificate of the Director of the Gallatin and Cumberland Turnpike Company which you enclose is deficient in not specifying the amount actually paid in by the Stockholders. The certificate Sets forth "that stock to the amount of two thousand dollars has been paid to the Treasurer of said company", but does not state whether it be in addition to the amount previously paid in or not. By reference to the act of 1838 ch [chapter] 107 Sec [Section] 23 you will see what is required in order to authorize the issuance of Bonds [added: of the state] in such cases. The certificate required by the act cannot be too full and explicit. When the requisitions of the law are complied with the Bonds will be promptly issued.

I have the honor to be
your obt Servt [obedient Servant]
Jas [James] K Polk

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[added: (Copy)
Letter to RG
Douglass Secy [Secretary ] &
Treasurer of the
Gallatin and
Turnpike Co.
Nov 4 1839.]

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