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Title:[Letter] 1819 Jan. 21, Cairo, Tennessee [to] John Overton / James Winchester : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Winchester, James

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Date: January 21, 1819
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter dated January 21, 1819 from James Winchester to John Overton. It is a brief letter of inquiry to Overton concerning the possible establishment of a Post Office at a location known as the Bluff, near the Tennessee River. Winchester mentions Andrew Jackson as a possible ally in the endeavour.
Collection:James Winchester Papers

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21st January 1819 Dear Sir

Would it not be well to endeavour to get a post office established at the Bluff , at present to [unclear: branch ] off from the Chickasaw agency, untill a direct road is opened from one of the post towns on this side Tennessee river I have no doubt this object may be accomplished by writing in to members of Congress, more especially when Genl [General] Jackson is there (at washington ) if asked to use his influence, If you concur in opinion with me you will please to address your friends in Congress on this subject and I will do the same I am not [unclear: insinuating ] that I am to name commissioners to you for a certain purpose which shall be done in time I have not yet heard from Baltimore on the subject of the claim of the [unclear: house of Mrs Winchester ] as [added: soon as] I do you shall hear from me.

most respectfully Your ob [obedient]' Servant
J [James] Winchester
[added: Judge Overton ] [added: attended to by J.O. and a Post office established from [unclear: Reynolds house ] to the Bluff ]

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[added: Ja [James] Winchester Jany [January] 21 1819

Cairo T [Tennessee].
Jan 21 Judge Overton Nashville ]

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