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Title:[Letter] 1819 Jan. 20, Murfreesboro [to] Honorable Thomas Emmerson, Jonesboro, E[ast] Tenn[essee] / Joseph McMinn : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:McMinn, Joseph

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Date: January 20, 1819
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter to the Honorable Thomas Emmerson from Joseph McMinn, dated January 20, 1819. In the letter, McMinn states that Governor Roane has died and that he must appoint his successor. McMinn asks Emmerson to accept this appointment and to respond before the next month's session.
Collection:Joseph McMinn Letter
Box:Correspondence by author, b1

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Murfreesboro 20th Jany [January] 1819
Dear Judge

The Death of Governor Roane of which you will have heard in this reaches you, has made it my duty to appoint his Successor. [added: Tis] without comment or apology [added: that] I tender the appointment to you, confidently expecting from your Patriotism on a former occation [occasion], that it will Suit you convenience to accept. On this occation [occasion] I feel much embarassed [embarrassed], when I come to Reflect upon the difficuty [difficulty] I had to encounter previous to your acceptance of the former pro tem appointment

But Sir I must Solicit your friendship in the sitution [situation] and will not tender the appointment untill [until] I hear from you, who must be a much better Judge of the requisite qualification and willingness to accept such an [added: the] appointment, than I am can possibly be

Should you be engaged in your Circuit when this reaches you (which I earnestly hope will not be the case) you must [added: will] make such disposition of your time as you may think proper, for my Self I Should always esteem it as an act of Justice

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done to your own character and the interest of the State, to leave the business of the courts in your district in [added: Such] Condition as to leave the parties litigant that the way to Justice and dispatch will [added: be] as little empeded [impeded] as possible. We are now endeavoring to close a [unclear: breach ] made by the omnipotent hand, and ar ought to invoke his blessing upon our exertions, in endeavoring to promote the good of our fellow Citizens.

Court will be [unclear: hold in ] at Charlotte on the 8 day of march next, I pray you let nothing come in contact with your acceptance which you can possibly keep out of the way [added: view] .

Please render my [unclear: M' ] & my [unclear: aum ] respects to your Lady & accept for your Self assurances of the friendship of

Jos. [Joseph] McMinn
Honl [Honorable] Thomas Emmerson

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[added: Public Service
Jos. [Joseph] McMinn]

HonorableThomas Emmerson Jonesboro E. [East] Tennessee
[added: P.S. [Post Script] as the mail is so very near closing must ask you to forward a copy of this letter with your answers J.M. [Joseph McMinn]]

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