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Title:[Letter] 1844 Oct. 6 Nashville [TN] [to] G. W. House, Lowesville [i.e., Louisville], Alaba[ma] / Jos[eph] D. Hamilton : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Hamilton, Joseph D.

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Date: October 6, 1844
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter dated Oct. 6, 1844, from Joseph D. Hamilton to G. W. House. The letter is written on letterhead promoting the 1844 presidential campaign of Henry Clay and his vice presidential running mate Theodore Frelinghuysen. Hamilton describes a recent Whig convention. He gives an account of some local social news. Hamilton also reports on the family, and tells G.W. that he is needed at home to meet with a visitor.
Collection:Orr Collection IV-J-2

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Nashville Oct [October] 6th 1844Capt [Captain] G.W. House
Dear Sir


This is a campaign picture of Henry Clay and his running mate for the 1844 presidential election, Theodore Freylinghuysen.
This is a picture of a man on a horse with the banner "The Mill Boy."
]After some reflection I have come to the conclusion to fulfill the promise I made, to write to you my text being at the head of the letter ( Clay & Frelinghuysen ) I Shall proceed

Too [Two] of our Company's turned out yesterday afternoon the ( Harrison Guards & [unclear: Straightouts ] ) in full Uniform and in large numbers. [unclear: The SSG's ] had a small Flag, stars & stripes & Clay & Frelinghuysen on it. Each member of the company member has one of these stuck in the mussle [muzzle] of his musket I never saw them make so great a display before; and so well calculated to inspire the hearts of the youn[added: g] Whigs after tea Mr Sha[added: u]l [unclear: Ye[added: a]nger ] was escorted to the Court

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House when he delivered a zealous and enthusiastic address to the Whigs of Nashville. He was followed then by Mr Sake See of Mississippi and then after all our Govenor [Governor] was seen by some one [added: in the Room] who mentioned his name and you may well Expect what followed. He was called for by the audience with [added: such] shouts of applause that he could not resist them. He then arrose and address [arose and addressed] the people in his usual cheerful & eloquent style with his address the meeting closed

we have received a portion of our goods and traid [trade] opens pretty fair. Mother & Miss Ann wer [were] down in town yester evening. There is no news of importance all are well & healthy [added: hearty] . [unclear: Mort Em ] & all the children have gone to Wilson County to take a respite from business for a week or two. Mort took his gun and Hunting impliments [implements] w[added: i]th him. I presume he will spend the better part of his time in Hunting while he remains there There have been several we[added: d]dings since you left Col [Colonel] Billy Bryan to Miss Macon Cannon (the Cannon wrote it find clear that time to a certainty) also Mr Henry Morgan to Miss Julia Demeval all of this City

You must [added: hasten] home as soon as possible as there is a gentleman here [added: who] wishes to see you very much he is waiting on you and is very much afflicted. It is partly on his account that I write to you. He is a particular freind [friend] of mine, we [added: and] says that he has tried Jennings for 18 months but

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has found no relief. Tell my Dear sister and the little ones that I am very anxious to see them say to Jimy that he will have to eat a heap if he grows as large as his Uncle Jassee . It is now dinner time and I believe Ill lay my pen aside and Try it after dinner —

Well here we are, again and nothing more to say Give my best respects to your Mother, Brother & Sister Louisa and all the ballance [balance] of the Family Say to Sister that her friends enquire after her frequently Mother is very anxious to see you all and sends her love

My love to sister and the little ones
Yours in haste
Jos. [Joseph] D. Hamilton

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Capt G.W. House Lowesville [Louisville] Alaba. [Alabama]

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