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Title:[Letter] 1839 Dec. 10, Nashville [Tennessee, to] C. C. Trabue, Nashville / James K. Polk : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Polk, James K.

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Date: December 10, 1839
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Governor James K. Polk to Charles Clay Trabue, mayor of Nashville. It is dated December 10, 1839. Polk is writing to say that there is no legal basis for the resolution that Trabue has recently passed.
Collection:Governor James K. Polk Papers
Document: sl670

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[added: (Copy)] Executive Department Nashville Decr [December] 10th 1839___
Hon [Honorable] C.C. [Charles Clay] Trabue Mayor of Nashville

In answer to your letter of the 9th Instant, transmitting to me a copy of a resolution passed by the Mayor and statesman of the corporation of Nashville, passed, on the 12th of November 1839_ and requesting for the use of the City [unclear: authorities ], a portion of the public army of the state, to be returned on demand, I have to state [added: that] I do not find any law, which authorizes the executive to make such a disposition of the public army as that which you request.

I Have the Honor to be
Very respectfully
your obt st [obedient servant]
James K Polk.

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[added: Copy
Letter to
Mayor of Nashville
Public army__ Decr 10th 39__]

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