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Title:[Letter] 1828 Dec. 1, Dresden, Tennessee, [to] John Overton, Nashville, Tennessee / John Charlton : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Charlton, John

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Date: December 1, 1828
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter dated December 1, 1828 from John Charlton to John Overton concerning land in Dresden, Tennessee that Mr. Charlton is leasing for Mr. Overton.
Collection:Orr Collection IV-J-2

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Dresden 1st Dec. [December] 1828
Dear Sir

Your esteemed favor of the 16th Nov. [November] came to hand, and I am truly gratified to learn that you are pleased with the manner in which I have conducted your business in this county — My business here, at the present [added: time] is very much complicated, and requires all the energy and industry that I am master of to keep pace with it — I have a great deal to do as Sheriff & Collector — also surveying — Bank Agent — and agent for many individuals for selling & leasing lands in my county — making in the [added: whole] with my own business a very heavy task — but I have done it heretofore & I have no doubt but I can still continue to do it satisfactorily to all parties — no exertions shall be left untried to lease your lands according to instructions, and that on the best possible terms — No person has yet applied to redeem any of the lands purchased for you — but if they do, your instructions shall be strictly adhered to — I have not heretofore kept any regular acct. [account] between us, but I will commence it from this year I will continue it hereafter — the amt. [amount] paid by you before this year can be settled by the receipts which are now in my possession —

vey [very] Respectfully your obt servt [obedient servant]
Jno [John] Charlton
Jno. [John] Overton Esq [Esquire]

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P.S. Please enquire of Mr. Jesse Wharton whether he has paid into Bank the amt. [amount] of his loan in this county for the present year with the fees on the sheriffs deeds which I procured for him according to the acct. [account] transmitted by me to him a few weeks since — perhaps you can learn this from the offices of the Bank

JC [John Charlton]

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Dresden T. [Tennessee]}
Dec. [December] 1st 1828 } 121/2
John Overton Esq [Esquire] { Nashville {Tenn [Tennessee]
[added: Jno Charlton]
1 Dec. 1828
Ansd [Answered] 7th Dec

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