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Title: [Letter] 1833 Nov. 24, Hendersonville, Ten[nessee] [to] Andrew J. Donelson, Washington City D.C. / Dan[ie]l S. Donelson : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Donelson, Daniel S.

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Date: November 24, 1833
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is a letter dated November 24, 1833, to Andrew Jackson Donelson, nephew and personal secretary of President Andrew Jackson, from his brother Daniel S. Jackson in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Daniel writes mainly about personal financial matters, and explains that he has sold his farm and is in search of another one either in Florida or Mississippi. He also beseeches Andrew to welcome and assist a Cumberland Presbyterian minister who will be seeking the position of Chaplain to Congress.
Collection:Bettie M. Donelson Papers
Box:III-E-2-3 b1

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Nov [November] 24th 1833
My Dear Andrew

I have received a letter from you since you were with us, that written soon after you reached Washington making a request of me that I should visit your place, this I certainly intended to do and give you an answer; but a few d[added: a]ys after you set out my Overseer left me, and I have been so closely confined at home [added: since] that I have been unable to leave it, [unclear: exerting every thurs [thursday] ] to the utmost to set out my cotton and send the Negroes I had in my possession to Florida - this I [unclear: effected ] a week ago, and they are now upon the way- we expect in a few days to go (margaret and myself) on the other side of the river, when I will take a survey of your premises, and give you the result.

I have lately made an important move which will probably be disapproved of by

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you- I have sold my farm to Tho. [Thomas] S Watson for $15 per Acre 1/2 half to be paid on the 25th Decr. [December] 1834 when I give it up the remainder in annual instalments [installments]- I have a [unclear: lean ] [added: on the land] until all the payments are made; as soon as the land is surveyed the sale trade will be closed by my obligation for the deed. The next year I expect to looke [look] out for a country where I can make money by planting, if Florida should prove healthy I will probably go there, if not I shall expect to live in Mississippi 9 months in the year the remaining [added: 3] in same healthy clime. I might live where I am for years without a few working hands personsand maintain my own with difficulty; this I have tried long enough and am now determined to seeke [seek] my fortune elsewhere; I regret it but my necessities compel me to this course, which you must approve after

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I saw Stockly a few days since all are well on the other side of the river- on this side they are equally so.

margaret joins me in love to you Sister Emily and the children

I am sincerely your Brother
Danl. [Daniel] S. Donelson
[added: [gap] had forgotten to say to you that Mr. Capp a very intelligent and eloquent Cumberland Presbyterian minister of Nashville has gone to Washington for the purpose of being a candidate for Chaplain to Congress and that it is the request of our brother Margaret, [unclear: Harvey ] and our relations generally that you should interest yourself in his behalf- he is modest and unassuming, a gentleman of fine education be pleased therefore to do what you can in order to his success]
DSD [Daniel S. Donelson]

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Hendersonville Ten [Tennessee] 25Nov. 26th 1833
][added: D.S. Donelson]
Andrew J. Donelson Esqr [Esquire] Washington City D C

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