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Title: [Letter] Jul. 10, 1796, Suffolk, VA [to] William Blount, Knoxville, Ten[n]essee / H. Allmand : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Allmand, H.

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Date: July 10, 1796
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter from H. Allmand to William Blount, dated July 10, 1796. Allmand is in the mercantile business. He is writing to request information that will help him decide whether or not he will move with his family and his business to Tennessee.
Collection:Governor William Blount Papers
Document: sl724

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Suffolk Virginia July [gap]
Wm [William] Blount esqr [esquire]

The Inclosd [Enclosed] [unclear: Sre ] from [gap] will I hope excuse the liberty I take in writing [gap] He also informs me, that he had wrote to [unclear: Gen ] [gap] in philada. [philadelphia] & had ment.d. [mentioned] me to him & that [gap] rely on either of you gentleman to render me any [unclear: service ] in your power & I hope shd [should] either of you be in place when this gets to hand that you will be good [unclear: enough ] to answer it Immediately ____ I have serious tho [gap] of becoming an Inhabitant of your state & I want information which I cannot get unless you will [gap] good enough to give it__ from the information I [gap] [unclear: have ] had I suppose [unclear: somewhere about Nashv ] [gap] wd. [would] be the part of the Country for me to settle in [gap] object being to carry on the mercantile business [gap] pretty extensively & to build vessels_ Is the [gap] county thereabouts Healthy & what are the [unclear: cle ][gap] disorders_ can a vessell [vessel] of any considerable [unclear: b ][gap] then be built there & sent loaded with Tobacco [gap] Wheat &c [etcetera] to sea_ how are the materials for [gap] building & fitting such as anchors canvas [unclear: & ][gap] cordage so be procurd [procured], if no other way, than by a land carriage from these states I'm afraid [unclear: a ] ship built & fitted that way wd. cost more [unclear: than one ] built here_ coud [could] not these articles be [unclear: made there to ] great advantage for I have a notion [gap]

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[gap] Hemp & Flax & I am told that [gap] be made there__ I shd. wish to carry [gap] large [unclear: assrtmt. ] of goods, will you [gap] ugh to inform me particularly [gap] suits the Country & note those that [gap] bly be most in demand, this will be [gap] of considerable consequence to me [gap] at what rate does goods generally sell there for Instance L [pounds] 100 pensylvania [pennsylvania] Curry. [Currency] laid out in goods in philada. what on an average will they sell for in nashville _ can waggons [wagons] be procur'd to go from Knoxville to Nashville in what terms_ if I on the rect. [receipt] of your[unclear: Sre ][gap] clude to go out_ I shall Immediately dispatch a young man with money. goods [gap] negroes so as to have things in readiness by the spring when I shall come out with my family__ what can the first quality of land about nashville be purchased at the most [gap] pleasant situations_ your answer to [gap] matters Immediately will forever confer an obligation on me_ I wish to dispatch the young man early in sept [september] & to follow with my family early in march contrive your answer if you please by the most speedy conveyance_

yr ob sert [your obedient servant]
[unclear: Hanison Allmand ]

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[added: Suffolk paid 50]

William Blount esquirein his absence Governor Sevier Knoxville Tenesee [Tennessee]
[added: From Mr. Almond ]

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[added: H Allmand
10th July 1796]

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