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Title:[Letter] 1829 Dec. 14 [to] Sam Houston, Knoxville, Tennessee / Stephen Marcum : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Marcum, Stephen

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Date: December 14, 1829
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter written to Sam Houston regarding a reward for three men who escaped from jail in Knoxville Tennessee.
Collection:Governor Sam Houston Correspondence
Box:Allen - Strong, b1

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To Knox Vill [Knoxville] in Tennessee To the governor of chief Magestreet [Magistrate]

after my best respects to you we have had a report in our country stateing [stating] that your honner [honor] had offed [offered] a reward for one Elijah Skidmoor & William Skidmore & Sentin Williamson who had escaped the jail of that place under a charge of feleny [felony] after sentence of Death had passd [passed] on them & was now going at large

Deer [Dear] sir if it be the case if you will forward on one of your avertisments [advertisements] by the male [mail] to me I think I can have them befour [before] your honner [honor] once moor [once more]but if there is nothing of it I wish you to let me know by the male [mail] as soon as possibel [possible] for they are as Sli [Sly] as the wildist [wildest] buck in these mountains I would be glad to have aline from you on the sub ject [subject] at all events as we may know the truth of the matter Sir if youright [write] to me Direct your letter to Lawrance county kentucky forks of big sandy Gorge L. Burtons post office

Sir I remain yours & December the 14th 1829
Stephen Marcum Esqr [Esquire]

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Louisv Ky [Louisville Kentucky]
Dec 14thTo his excellency Govenor [Governor] of Tennessee Knoxville Ten [Tennessee]
[added: Stephen Marcum 14 Dec 29 ani 7 Jny [January] 30 no reward][added: 1829 Sam Houston no reward]

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