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Title:[Letter] 1836 Feb. 8 [to] Col[onel] John Roper, Dandridge, Tennessee / L[awson] D. Franklin :a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Franklin, Lawson D.

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Date: Febuary 8, 1836
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter dated February 8, 1836 from Lawson D. Franklin to Colonel John Roper of Dandridge, Tennessee. In the letter Franklin offers Roper some insights into local elections and some political wrangling.
Collection:Lawson D. Franklin Papers
Box:MS-780 b1

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Feb [February] 8th 1836

Col [Colonel] John Roper
Dr [Dear] Sir

there is a great anxiety with the people for me to offer for Col. it is thought that Majr [Major]. [unclear: Mions ] will offer he will be hard to beat though my Opinion is I can beat him if we both run it will produce great Excitement & every exertion will be made to beat me as he will be blaimed [blamed] by the friends of fine and myself by the opposite side though I have greater Claims to Fines friends than he can harm I have always supported them except for sheriff last I then voted for Mcmahhan and we lost our Election by 13 votes My Friends Claim me to run for Col they say I am the only man that Can beat the opposite side and if I do not run they say I will treat them (unclear) [added: worse] than they treated me in my last Election, know sir I want you to advise me as you would a son my calculation is to settle down in New Port to Business & I want to act so as to [unclear: Commissioned ] with my Interest as well as my popularity write me a line by the by & inform me when the Elections will come on for military officers

Yours very Respectfully &C. [et cetera]
L. [Lawson] D. Franklin

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Col. John Roper Dandridge Ten [Tennessee]

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