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Title:[Letter] 1795 May 5, Nashville [Territory South of the Ohio River, to] David Henley, Knoxville [Territory South of the Ohio River] / Seth Lewis : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Lewis, Seth

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Date: May 5, 1795
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Seth Lewis to David Henley, dated May 5, 1795. Lewis is writing because he is interested in entering the mercantile business. He needs more information on a contract involving Major Tatum.
Collection:David Henley Collection

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Nashville 5th May 1795___

My friend Colo [Colonel] Hays has communicated to me that part of your letter which relates to furnishing the Indian Supplies, and tho' I have not the pleasure of a Personal acquaintance with you, yet, as I am engaged in the Mercantile Business, & wish to undertake that business I have taken the liberty of writing to you on the Subject __ I am in conection [connection] with Maj [Major] Tatum & Mr Robert Searey who are gone to Philada [Philadelphia] for goods & on their behalf as well as my own I write.__ I have indeed understood that Maj Tatum made Propositions of the kind to you on his way to the northward but what they were he did not exactly inform me.__ I am uninformed of the Particulars of the Contract you propose, that is at what place, for what length of time,__ when to commence &c [etcetera] but as Accts [Accounts] are Sent on quarterly I presume the business will not be closed till the end of this quarter to begin with the next, before which time I will lay before you our proposals (in person) which I flatter myself will be Such as will be approved of.__

I am Sir
your Obed Serv.t [Obedient Servant]
Seth Lewis
Colo David Henley

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NashvilleMay 5 1795Seth Lewis__
Colo David Henley Knoxville

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