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Title:[Letter] 1795 Nov. 17, Nashville [Territory South of the Ohio River, to] David Henley, Knoxville [Territory South of the Ohio River] / Sampson Williams : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Williams, Sampson

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Date: November 17, 1795
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Sampson Williams to David Henley, dated November 17, 1795. Williams is writing to send Henley documents of confirmation from General Winchester. Williams is requesting money from Henley, possibly to pay the salaries of militiamen, Henley is an agent for the War Department.
Collection:David Henley Collection

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Genl [General] Winchester

17th November 1795
Worthy Sir }

I am this fair on my way going out to work upon the Road leading to Knoxville I this Tower we will make a proper road for you [added: to] come a long when you come out to pay off the mounted Militia, I have Inclosed [Enclosed] Major Johnson s & Major Doyl s certificates confirmed by Genl Winchester and shall depend upon your friendship in getting the money for me. the people of this Country depend greatly on you to make a fair representation to Congress th [added: r] ough your friends there of the manner in which the census has been taken in this Territory as well as other imposition. I write in hast [haste] as my company are now waiting for me I [added: will] take the liberty of droping [dropping] you a line after my return, and bilieve [believe] me I am Sir with the highest Esteem your most

Sert [Servant]
S [Sampson] Williams

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Colo [Colonel] David Henley Knoxville
[added: Hand [Handed] by Colo
James White }] [added: Nashville
Nov [November] 17 1795
Sampson Williams]

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