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Title:[Letter] 1822 Apr. 5, Nashville, Tennessee [to] James Winchester, Cairo, Tennessee / William L. Alexander : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Alexander, William L.

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Date: April 5, 1822
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter dated April 5, 1822 from William L. Alexander in Nashville, Tennessee to James Winchester in Cairo, Tennessee. The letter has many missing sections, the right side of the document is torn away. The subject matter of the letter concerns the shipment and purchase of supplies such as coffee and sugar.
Collection:James Winchester Papers

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April 5th 1822 Messers [Messieurs] Winchester Hall &c [and et cetera]

Gentlemen the Steam [gap] Cumberland arrived at this place this morning at about five OClock safe & the [gap][unclear: crew ] well with the exception of one of our negro firemen Daniel & he is on the mend; I expected certainly to find some of the [unclear: company ] at this place but Mr [Mister] Sea tells me there has [gap] two mails faild [failed] & that amounts for your [gap] not being here you have given me no [gap] instructions concerning the sugar I purchased [gap] but I shall take the responsibility on [gap] & leave eighty hogshead with Mr Sea [gap] informs me he is our agent at this place [gap] two at Clarksville at 13 cents pr lb [per pound] I shall send twenty five bags of coffee which is all [gap] we have twenty hogsheads of sugar to Cairo how you may like my arrangement I cannot tell but think it best as the water is falling fast [unclear: whown ] is to go with the Boat the next trip ought to be here tomorrow as we shall be unloaded [gap] to day in haste

I am with respect
Wm [William] L Alexander

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Major Winchester Hall
[added: Cairo by my son][added: [unclear: Wm L April 5th ]]

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