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Title:[Letter] 1795 Mar. 13, Nashville [Territory South of the Ohio River, to David Henley, Knoxville, Territory South of the Ohio River] / J. W. Overton : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Overton, J.W.

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Date: March 13, 1795
Extent: 1p
Summary:This is a letter from John Overton dated March 13, 1795. It is most likely to David Henley who is an agent for the War Department. Overton who is in charge of revenue, is writing to obtain the amount owed to the infantry and calvary.
Collection:David Henley Collection

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Nashville 13th March 1795
Dear Sir

When I set down to write you the first thought that occurs is that the repeated addresses will excite your surprise, but a confidence in your willingness to afford usefull [useful] information suppresses the Idea in its conception

A few weeks ago I wrote you by Mr Jackson who has not started as yet, but I fear he has [unclear: mislaid ] the letter, and the busyness [business] to which it refers being of moment I write repeal

We are informed here that some [unclear: situation ] has been [unclear: I ] made by Congress in the pay of the Soldiers, but hav [have] not been able to learn with certainty the particulars__ I will therefore thank you to forward me by the earliest opportunity of an account of the charge both in the Cavalry and Infantry, which will be satisfactory__ If you hav the law by you, you will oblige me by forwarding it

I can not forbear expressing to you the lively sense of gratitude of the paper intertained [entertained] by the proper on account of your exertions in raising the pay of the Infantry, which was obviously tag law

I am with the [unclear: deep res [respect] your obts [obedient servant] ]
J [John]W Overton

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