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Title:[Letter] 1825 Nov. 20 Memphis, [to] Rhea & McCrabb / Charles L. Barth : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Barth, Charles L.

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Date: November 20, 1825
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter written to two merchants named Rhea & McCrabb from a businessman named Charles Barth on November 20, 1825. In the letter, Barth discusses his business travels throughout Tennessee en route to New Orleans. He also gives Rhea & McCrabb permission to take care of his affairs at home in Athens, Tennessee while he is away.
Collection:Historical Genealogical Documents

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Memphis [unclear: Missipp ] [Mississippi]: Novb. [November] 20th. 1825
Worthy friends!

Not Knowing when I shall have the pleasure of seeing you again; I inform you of my save [safe] arrival at this place. — After I left you I went on to Sparta , but could not avenge my bisness [business] to my satisfaction; I shall perhaps get my money there in about [unclear: eighteen ] and not before— from Sparta I went to Nashville , and from there I proceded [proceeded] on to the Western District, I have examined that we try [unclear: prety much ] , and shall settle myself (if I can not do better) at Jackson Madison [unclear: cots less ] — Tomorrow I start over the Mississippi into Arkansas Teritory [Territory] towards Little Rock on the Port — I shall have to through an unsettled & wild country and having no company [gap] I have to [unclear: Camp ] out at Neight [Night] shall find it very lonesome at the [unclear: Pash I sell ] my horse and go from there by water to New Orleans . — As to the servants and Notes I left with you I request you to do best you can to get the money — if they should not be

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settled by Christmas, please put them out for collections in some you [unclear: officers finds ] — If there are any letters at the post office for me please take them out, and open them, and if there should be anything of conveyence [conveyance] in them why you might write a few lines to them about my not been in Athens — Please write me a few lines as soon as posseble [possible], and direct them [added: to] New Orleans, tell me how you do and how you came on and what prospect in business, I remember you very after — The horn calls for the boat to go over the river so [unclear: adieu ] and a happy farewell

Charles L. Barth

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[added: Memphis
Nov 22 181/2]

Mess [Messieurs] Rhea & McCrabb MerchantsAthens
[added: Mail }]

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