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Title: [Letter] 1838 May 28 [to] R. H. McEwen / W. B. Robinson : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Robinson, W. B.

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Date: May 28, 1838
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter to R. H. McEwen from W. B. Robinson, dated May 28, 1838. Robinson writes about his recent endeavors to sell his cotton. He also writes about his attempts to insure his cotton for market.
Collection:McEwen Papers

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[unclear: Cold Water ] May 28th 1838Col [Colonel] R H McEwen Dr__

Your Favor of the 10th Inst [Instant] came to Hand in due time and its contents was duly Considered in which you say Messrs R Pattersen & Co [Company] of Phila [Philadelphia] had sent out a Draft for $56 10 which will be due the 23rd June It shall be attended to

I got all my Cotton out of Elk River last week with the Exception of a small Lot that was not Ready say 8 or 10 Bales which I hope will go Safe with out damage or delay

I Forwarded a Bill to White and Instructed him to Insure at Forty dolls pr [dollars per] Bale and he wrote me word that he could not effect Insurance on my Bill higher than 27$ and may answer to him was that the cotton might go to Hell before I would [added: Insure] at $27 and other Houses in this Country Insuring at $50 pr Bale

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But to Insure at thirty five dollars If he could and if not to let me Hear from him by the Return Mail Express these are all the Particulars concerning my Ill fated Produce from the Recent Transactions I am Induced to Beleve [Believe] that White Is not a Gentleman and he has the last consignment he Ever will have from me and my Present Feelings are that I never will have an other Bale of Cotton a float on the Mississippi River

Your Freind [Friend]
WB Robinson

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Robinson [unclear: Store ]28th May Ten [Tennessee]
Robinson PM
Col R H McEwen Nashville Tenn
Col W B Robinson28 May 1838

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