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Title:[Letter] 1846 Aug. 1, Salem, Miss[issippi] [to] Mr [Howell] Taylor, near Summerville, Tenn[essee] / John D. Alexander : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Alexander, John D.

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Date: August 1, 1846
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written by John D. Alexander to Howell Taylor on August 1, 1846. In the letter, Alexander informs Taylor that the Female Academy has a new principal by the name of Mr. C. A. Sprague, who plans to invite a Miss Goode to fill the position of director of the Department of Music.
Collection:Taylor Family of Fayette Co. TN Letters MS 384 (corr. 1836-1847)

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Mr Taylor Near Summerville Tenn. [Tennessee]
[added: Introducing Mr. C. A. Sprague }]

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Salem Miss [Mississippi] Aug [August] 1st 1846
Mr Taylor Sir

Permit me to introduce to your acquaintance Mr C. A. Sprague ; who was elected principal of our Female Academy today. Having seen a Communication of yours to Dr [Doctor] Saunder's of this place, stating that Miss Goode would accept of the Department of Music if we elected another Teacher. I informed Mr Sprague of her wishes and the perfect satisfaction she gave during her short stay with Mr Vaughn , as well as the high esteem in which she was held by all of her acquaintances. And he immediately determined to secure her services. Any attention that you may show Mr Sprague will be thankfully acknowleged [acknowledged] I assure you that you will find him the perfect gentleman, and he has reccommendations [recommendations] from men of the highest standing in this country that speak in the most favorable tone of his unexceptionable moral deportment, as also his intelectual [intellectual] accomplishments. Please present my respects to Miss Goode, wishing that she may once more be among us.

I remain your Mst Obt Servt [Most Obedient Servant]
Jno [John] D. Alexander

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