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Title:[Letter] 1814 Jul. 26, Lockland, [TN] [to] Major Gen[era]l John Cocke, Grainger County, TN / R[obert] Weakley : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Weakley, Robert

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Date: July 26, 1814
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter from Colonel Robert Weakly to Major General John Cocke announcing his candidacy for governor of the state of Tennessee. Weakley asks Cocke to put out a good word for him in East Tennessee. It is dated July 26, 1814.
Collection:John Cocke Papers V-J-3

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Lockland July 26th 1814
Dear Genl. [General]

From our long acquaintance I take the liberty of naming to you that I am a Candidate for the next Governor — & flatter myself to find you a friend should there not be a Candidate in East Tennessee that you might prefer — I am induced to believe that the Hon'ble [Honorable] John Seveir will not offer — & I have not heard any other person spoken off [of] in that end of the state— Robert C. Foster & Jessee Wharton have both declared themselves Candidates. my faith is strong that I can out poll them in this end of the state — well Knowing that you have much influence

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in East Tennessee. I trust you will make it known so far as may be perfectly convenient. that I am a Candidate and your opinion of me to fill that office — Please drop me a line when convenient. also give my best respects to Judge Cocke and my worthy friend John F. Jack Esquire

I am dear Genl [General] yours Respectfully —
R [Robert] Weakley

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Major Genl [General] John Cocke Grainger County Tennessee [added: mail }]

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