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Title:[Letter] 1847 Sep. 20, McMinnville, Tennessee [to] James K Polk / John W Ford : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Ford, John W

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Date: September 20, 1847
Extent: 1p
Summary:This document is a brief letter of request from John W. Ford to James K. Polk on behalf of James D. Priest. The request is to bring Priest to the attention of Polk as a candidate for Quarter Master.
Collection:John W. Ford Letter
Document: sc189

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Sept. [September] 20th 1847Hon [Honorable] James K Polk

Dear Sir Col [Colonol] James D. Priest

is an applicant to you, for the appointment of Quarter Master, in care of the New Regiments what you have first ordered to be caused__ Mr [Mister]. Priest is well qualified to discharge the duties of the office to which he [unclear: previously ] served as Orderly Sargent in Capt [Captain]. Nortacts Company in Mexico and discharged the duties of his office with [unclear: interns ] satisfaction to all concerned__ Col [Colonel] Campbell you will see by the inclosed has recommended him for the appointment of Captain but he prefer the appointment of Quarter Master If the office is not already filled you will render great satisfaction to your numerous friends here by Conferring the appointment upon Col Priest he is a most worthy young man and is very proven you could not bestow the office on one more worthy.__

I am very Respectfully Your obt servt [obedient servant]
John W. Ford
[added: Hon Ja [James]. K. Polk
[unclear: NB. He is a whole counted Democrat ]]

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