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Title:[Letter] 1828 Jun. 1 [to] Sam Houston, Nashville, Tennessee / S. T. Greenfield : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Greenfield, S. T.

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Date: June 28, 1828
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written to Sam Houston regarding a slave belonging to S. T. Greenfield. Greenfield's slave was accused of breaking into a store and Greenfield requests that Houston allow the slave to leave the state rather than be hung.
Collection: Governor Sam Houston Correspondence
Box:Aiken - Humphreys, b1

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June 1st 1828Dear General,

I have just been informed that one of my negroes has been convicted of breaking open a store near Williamsport and sentenced to be hung.—You will excuse the liberty, I have taken, as well as this scrawl— my health has been very bad, ever since I had the pleasure of seeing you at Washington which has prevented me from returning home, I am still under medical advice. I have to request it as a great favor to be permitted to send the negroe out of the state, I am unable and have been confined , In Maryland and it appears, my enemies are determined to ruin my estate— I have reason to believe that in his ha his trial was not an impartial one, and that [added: the] evidence from some of the negroes were [unclear: circumstance ] .— I feel much agitated and believe that justice will not be done. I therefore as a friend to humanity and citizen of Tennessee would beg your permission to send him out of the state— You will excuse this scrawl, and accept my friendship.

Yoursrespet [respectfully]
S. T. Greenfield

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[added: Horse leadJune 2d 1828][added: paid 25]
General Saml. [Samuel] Houston Nashville Davidson County West Tennessee
[added: mail]
[added: 1828][added: Greenfield Negro][added: June 1828]

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