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Title:[Letter] 1828 Jul. 21, Rutledge, Tennessee [to] Sam Houston, Nashville, Tennessee / James Whiteside : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Whiteside, James

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Date: July 21, 1828
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter dated July 21, 1828 from James Whiteside to the governor of Tennessee, Sam Houston. In the letter, Whiteside asks the governor his probability of commanding the legislature to an extra session, for fear that it may create chaos in his district.
Collection:Governor Sam Houston Papers
Document: sl695

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July 21st 1828[added: Gov [Governor]. Houston]

I understood yesterday in Knoxville that Genl [General]. Howard had stated that, on his return from Nashville a few days since that owing to the pressure on those indebted to the Nashville, and New State Bank, and some other causes, there was great probability that you would be constrained to convene the legislature,__ that you had so [unclear: expressed ] yourself, which if it be true, autherise the belief that there will be as extra session__ at least with me, as I know your feelings to be against it__ I would like to know certainly__ or if you have not determined on it to know from you whether there is a probability of it__ Perhaps I should not make the inquiry__ I will [unclear: hint ] to you my reason, you can then answer me on this subject or not as you think most prudent. If you write your letter shall be confidential or not as you may direct.__

Turney has left our district, and I have understood will resign should there be a called session, this I do not know [unclear: certainly ] however I think it very likely probable

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should that be the case, we would have [gap] elect another representative,__ I dislike to be a clerk more than once, A [unclear: hint ] to the wise is sufficient further.__

I would write more, but I have just arrived here and the mail is about closing__ Let me hear something from you as soon as you can conveniently__ direct to Pikeville __ I will write again when I hear from you.__ We of [unclear: Sigsatchee ] hope to have the pleasure of seeing you there soon

Please remember me to your brother William & Mr [Mister] [unclear: Vauwykle ]

[added: Your friend & servant]
James A. Whiteside

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