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Title:[Letter] 1842 Jul. 15, Nashville, Tennessee [to] D.G. Broom, Natchez, Mississippi / F.H. Knapp : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Knapp, F.H.

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Date: July 15, 1842
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter from the year 1842. It is from F.H. Knapp to D.G. Broom, a dental surgeon in Natchez, Mississippi. The purpose of Knapp's letter is to update his friend on his numerous travels and adventures. In the letter, Knapp tells Broom that he has had a very agreeable trip, and has spent time with some of the greatest men of the age, including Andrew Jackson.
Collection:Knapp Letter

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Nashville Tenn. [Tennessee]
July 15-42My Dear Friend

Agreeable to promise I with you, and apologize for being silent so long.

I made a stay at memphis of about two weeks and found things rather dull there, and then proceeded to his place. Here also I find the hard times are felt even more than in Mississippi .__

I have here received some patronage, but do not think I shall have enough to keep me busy more the three or four weeks longer, when I shall likely either to go Balto [Baltimore] or to the Warren Springs or North Carolina , but as yet I am undecided.__ Since I have been here I have spent my time very agreeably. I have seen all the wonders of this section and among them the greatest men of the age. the Hero of N [New]. Orleans I spent the day with Genl [General]. Jackson (by invitation) and found him in an enfubled & debilitated state, yet as Easy and affable as ever. I should have been pleased to have had the pleasure of your company in this visit. When I arrived here Dr [Doctor] J.H. Badger was here__ he has since left & will return in augt [August] [unclear: He plugs a tooth well ]__ Two Dentists reside here named Gunn & Backut__ both ala Dubbs

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ala Dickinson Hill & Co [Company]__ of course you may know their standing by this comparrison [comparison].

On the whole it is rather a [unclear: picaune ] place at least much more so than Natchez , although the town is twice or more than twice as large and much better built & improved. It is beautifully situated on a solid rock on the banks of the Cumberland . I will send you a paper soon with a view of the Hermitage over the head of the Editorial Columns__

Please request Mr [Mister] Daimphon to send my weekly paper here.

Write me all how business goes & havethe illustrious Mountain (not hill) comes on, also the man who dubbs himself Doctor, and this dickens, & the ninth part of a man (you know it takes nine tailors to make a man), so write me have they all move ahead & e&. [etcetera]

I hope you maintain yr [your] position as cock of the walk, and that the small fry do not discover any large fish.

Write me soon as I may leave before your letter arrives unless you do. Is it hot with you? It is cool & pleasant here. Myself & family are in usual health. Remember me to my friends and believe me Sir

Yours Very Sincerely
H Knapp
[added: DG Broom M.D [Medical Doctor].]

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