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Title:[Letter] 1796 Aug. 20, South West Point [Tennessee, to] David Henley, Knoxville [Tennessee] / Martin Ashburn: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Ashburn, Martin

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Date: August 20, 1796
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Martin Ashburn to David Henley, dated August 20, 1796. Ashburn is writing to let Henley know that his fort is almost out of supplies. Ashburn requests that Henley, who is an agent with the War Department, to send them some beef.
Collection:David Henley Collection

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South West Point August 20th 1796
Mr David Hanley [Henley]

on my way Down I purchas'd [purchased] of Mr John Cowen a Beef for the Use of the Men at Fort Grainger and Drew an Order in his favour [favor] on you for the amount of said Beef which is 12 Dollars- we are quite out of any kind of Provisions at this place and buy having know [no] Horse it is entirely out of my power at this time to procure Beef to supply this station, I should be glad you would hurry the Cannoe [Canoe] with the meal and send us some Beef as soon as possible, Respecting the Corn I purchas'd of Mrs Campbell she has got a Calf and will not suit for Beef Mr Cowen has got a Dry Cow which he says he will give for her if he Likes her when he our her

I am your Obt Servt [Obedient Servant]
M [Martin] Asburn
Coll [Colonel] David Hanley Agt Dept [Agent Department] War

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[added: West point
August 20 1796
Martin Ashborn]

Coll David Hanley Knoxville

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