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Title:[Letter] 1795 Dec. 10, Nashville [Territory South of the Ohio River, to] David Henley / J.W. Overton : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Overton, J.W.

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Date: December 10, 1795
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter from John Overton to David Henley, dated December 10, 1795. Overton reports that persons named Allison and Evans are broke, and consequently have stopped making payments on their debts. The debts are owed to Mr. Tait. Overton blames Governor William Blount, who also owes money to Tait, as the prime cause of everyone's financial problems.
Collection:David Henley Collection

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Nashville 10th Dec [December] 1795
Dear Colo [Colonel]

This day I have written you upon the Subject of Indian business; it remains now to communicate in the spirit and freedom of conversation_ The fact is Allison is broke, and I believe John B. Evans too My information is from M [Mister] Tait immediately from Phila [Philadelphia] , who asserts positively that Allison has stopped payt [payment] to a considerable [added: amt] The circumstance he relates of Evans in this that Evans applied to him for the loan of two thousand dollars for a few days, being obliged to make up money to the bank_ M Tait could not get his

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his money, and was obliged to take goods. I understood it was with difficulty he could get them_ Tait had he says demands upon Allison for fifteen hundred dollars. nine hundred dollars for monies drawn when he was Pay Master. Six hundred for money advanced the Gov [Governor] at Knoxville when on his way_ The Gov gave a Bell upon Allison Such a set of ____ the world can scarcely produce__ All that I wish (and God forgive me for it) to complete the [unclear: scare ] is that Blount the [unclear: primum ] mobile may brake too__ that he is broke in credit with all the world, except few is certain

I am with much regard
[unclear: V. J. O. ]
J [John] W Overton
[added: Col [Colonel] Henley]

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[added: Nashville
10 Decemr [December] 1795
John Overton]

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