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Title:[Letter] 1795 May 20, Cedar Hall [to] David Henley, Knoxville [Territory South of the Ohio River] / Robert Hays : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Hays, Robert

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Date: May 20, 1795
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter from Robert Hays to David Henley, dated May 20, 1795. Hays wants to know if Henley will be coming to his district to pay the soldiers. Hays writes that he will have the Muster Rolls ready in a month. He also writes that he can come to Knoxville if necessary.
Collection:David Henley Collection

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Cedar Hall 20th May 1795
Dear Sir/

yours of the 25th April came safe to hand in which you mentioned the Secretary of the Treasury opinion respecting the Militia finding Their own Rations. I have shown them your Letter for their Better government, you mentioned the arrival of the money for the Service of the Militia for 1794, But heard no mention in your Letter to me about your [unclear: coming ] to this place to make payment to the Troops in this District as you Told me you would when I parted with you & I informed the men They would Receive their pay in this Country, I hope you have not give over that thought for many of the men keeps up their [unclear: Certificate ] with are Expectation of their certainly getting it here _ _ _ _

Should you come to the Country I could go to Knoxville in June and assist you in [unclear: recieving ] the money here If you think you will not I will thank you to Informe [Inform] me of it as I may let the Soldiers know it as Disagreeable as it may be, you mentioned to me there would be money for me by the first arrival of money from Philadelphia upon the strength of that I fell in Debt to Mr Saunderson . Hundred dollars and give him an order on you to that ammount [amount] I will be much Obliged to you [added: to] Pay him that sum. If there should be no money in your Hands for me, you will Oblige me in a Singular manner If you will advance that sum for me, I have Some money but when money gets to the Country we ought to try to keep it as there are a risk in getting money to this place_

I have not got in all my Muster Rolls as yet but Shall have them Ready by the 20th next month when a Large Company will Start for Knoxville from this Place

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your good Bottle of Brandy was a just friend to me Through the wilderness & we made made it hold out to the Bank of Cumberland where it was Finished Genl [General] Smith & myself Drank Colo [Colonel] Henlys Health

Pray make my Compliments to Capt [Captain] Record -

I have the Honour [Honor] Sir to be your
Sincere Friends & Huml Servt [Humble Servant]
Robert Hays
Colo David Henley
[added: NB [Nota Bene] the Blank Rolls I got from you when at Knoxville were pay Rolls therefore I have no Blanke [Blank] Muster Rolls would be glad of Some If you can Send me any- ]
Robert Hays

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Colo David HenleyKnoxville
Cedar Hall 20 May 1795from Robt [Robert] Hays
Cedar Hall 20 May 7

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