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Title: [Letter] 1846 Jun. 19, Cincinnati [to] Mr. James A. Woods, Nashville, Tennessee / Tho[ma]s Layton : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Layton, Thomas

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Date: June 19, 1846
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter dated June 19, 1846, to James A. Woods in Nashville from his friend Thomas Layton. Layton informs Woods of his adventures getting to Cincinnati, including the story of the malfunctions of a ship named the Peytonn.
Collection:Woods Family

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Cincinnati June 19th 1846
My dear friend

I beg leave to inform you of my arrival at this place, and that I am somewhat better than I was when we parted at Smithland . Still finding myself rather feeble, I have concluded to go to the Virginia Springs & to pass a week or two there before I proceed on to New York

The following morning after you left, I got on board the [unclear: SSW ] Cincinnati, for Louisville — We overtook the Peytonn about 100 miles below Louisville with her other shaft broken, & took her in tow. Besides the shafts, the engine of the Peytonn is much injured — The repairs which the boat will require, will I am told cost at least $7,000— Capt [Captain] [unclear: Shallcross ] appeared very much dejected at his misfortunes & estimates his loss of time in consequence of them as very serious.

Remember me most kindly to your lady, & to your good Uncles. I regret exceedingly that I was deprived by indisposition of the pleasure of seeing them at Nashville — I think, however, on account of my health, that I acted prudently in not going up the Cumberland .

I hope you found your wife & little boy in good health.

Believe me to be with sincere regardYour friend
Thos [Thomas] Layton
Mr James A Woods Nashville

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Mr James A. Woods Messrs Wharton & Woods Nashville Tennessee

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