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Title:[Letter] 1835 Aug. 23, Estillville, Va. [to] Joseph Meek, Nashville, Tn. C. Haynes / : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Haynes, C.

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Date: August 23, 1835
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is a letter from C. Haynes to Joseph Meek dated August 23, 1835. Haynes write of his plans to buy slaves from various people in surrounding counties of Tennessee.
Collection:C. Haynes Letter
Box:New Accessions
Document: sc233

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Sunday Evening August 23rd 1835Dear Sir

I have just arrived at home, and having learned that there are several negroes, for sale in the lower edge of Smith Co . I have determined on going there as early as possible. I shall start in the morning. I therefore write you now, last I should not return in time for a letter to reach you at Nashville .

Mr. Sanders has 2 men that he has sent me word he will sell if I will say to his wife I want them for my own use and he has said he could and would purchase 15 (mostly all grown) of Col [Colonel]. Thos [Thomas]. Tate

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As I returned through Rogersville I left with Mr Brown gave Bradly $1500. which he promised me he would lay out in a few days for negroes of the right kind, he has a farm in the country and can buy as if for his own use without being suspected. Bradly is the Shff [Sheriff]. of the Co [County]. and can purchase if he will (which I have no doubt he will do) to advantage. I [unclear: can.. ] got the promise of 2 a man and a girl as I came on to day from a cousin of mine, but it [added: being] Sunday he would not close the trade I calculate certainly on getting them. I think the chance good for several of the right kind I shall lay out all the money I have as early as possible and all we can raise.

I will write you immediately on my return from Washington

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I have not seen nor heard any thing of Crabtree Price and the other fellow I shall come by on my return.

I am Respectfully Yr. mo obt. [Your most obedient]_
C. Haynes

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Estillville Va [Virginia]
26th August Free C. Haynes P.M. [Post Master]
Mr Joseph Meek Nashville Tennessee

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