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Title:[Letter] 1820 Oct. 15, Nashville, Tennessee [to] James Winchester, Cairo, Tennessee / John Overton : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Overton, John

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Date: October 15, 1820
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter dated October 15, 1820 from John Overton in Nashville, Tennessee to James Winchester in Cairo, Tennessee. The content of the letter concerns travel arrangements, supplies needed, and departure details for Overton and Winchester.
Collection:James Winchester Papers

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15th Octr [October] 1820Dea [Dear] genl [general]

Your favor of the 9th I recd [received] this day__ M Lemon has appointed the 20th of nov [november] for all his deputy locations to meet him at Reynoldsburg , where their deputies will remain several days__ He supposes all the week or until Satruday [Saturday] the 26th of nov__ Before I knew of your [unclear: departure ] to cross Ten [Tennessee]__ at Brutons ferry I had written to Mr [Mister] Lawrence, one of M Lemons locations that [unclear: I would ] meet him at Reynoldsburg when he came up there on the 20th__ He, as well as others will go from [unclear: there ] with us and be an assistance__ Beside I have five or six thousand acres of land [unclear: WB ] to locate, and have engaged M Lemons Co [Company]: to locate for me and wished to be there & as to distribute my [unclear: WB ] according to their nos [numbers] drawn, and according to the information I should be able to get from there departur [departure] at their time__ It would be very desirable for me to pursue this [gap]

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unless you have an [unclear: impermeable ] objection__ It is important for me & it can be done.

Will you have the tents and such things as you can [unclear: conveniently bring ] and let me know what I must have in trading for the trip__ I would propose that you be at my home on tuesday night the 21t [st] nov__ or meet me in Nashville

In a few days I shall send up Lewis when I expect an answer

Very rsply [respectfully] Yours
Jn [John] Overton
[added: Genl [General] Winchester PS [postscript]. Have you in your eye a good cryer to cry our lots at the [unclear: sale in ] Memphis __ Very much depend on a good Cryer__ JO [John Overton]]

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[added: As we have already incurred considerable expense in the pack horse line, I would propose to find one of my mules [unclear: gratis ] __ you bring down a good packe [pack] saddle__]

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Genl James Winchester near Cairo (T)
] [added: Judge Jn [John] Overton 15th Oct 1821]

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