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Title:[Letter] 1823 Apr. 15, Cairo, Tennessee [to] John Overton, Nashville, Tennessee / James Winchester : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Winchester, James

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Date: April 15, 1823
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter dated April 15, 1823 from James Winchester in Cairo, Tennessee to John Overton in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a brief, one-sided letter, and its subject matter is not completely clear. Winchester mentions opposition to Memphis in an unknown matter, and developing strategy for court.
Collection:James Winchester Papers

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15th April 1823 Dear Sir

I have had the satisfaction to receive your favour [favor] of the 4th instant on the subject of the interests of Memphis , tho [though] only by last mail, I have great confidence in your vigilince [vigilance] and skill to counter act the plans and intrigues of the opposition to that place and shall accordingly [unclear: requites ] in all you do on that subject, for those whom I represent as well as for myself, I would have hastened to your house in order to have had a personal interview But my partner Mr [Mister] Cage has gone to Huntsville , and my son is frequently absent on business of the C.S. Bunt Co [Company] I am therefore necessarily confined to this place at present moreover I have considered that no plan of defence could be advantageously formed at this distance from the place of return, You must be governd [governed] by circumstances in the spot that is in the vicinity of the premises, I have no doubt but you will find a numerous combination for removing the place of holding courts, but that number will be very much reduced when the opposition comes to fix on the spot at which they will remove to, have I think you

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you will find room to maneuver, It will I expect be much easier to convince many when the court ought not to be held, than whene [when] they ought to be held, But I need not advise nor even in time a course for you to pursue who are much better qualified for the duties to be performd [performed] than I am

Respectfully and Sincerely Your Obedient Svnt [Servant]
J [James] Winchester
[added: Judge Overton]

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Cairo T [Tennessee]
April 15
Judge John Overton Nashville
[added: Genl [General] Ja [James] Winchester Apl [April] 15th 1823]

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