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Title: [Letter] 1832 Jun. 26, Nashville [Tennessee, to] W[illia]m Polk, Raleigh, North Carolina / Ephraim H[ubbar]d Foster : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Foster, Ephraim H.

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Date: June 26, 1832
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from Ephraim Foster to General William Polk, dated June 26, 1832. Foster writes that he is unable to give Polk much information yet about a financial affair. Foster will be able to write more to Polk when Mr. Woods returns, who is taking care of the business for them.
Collection:Ephraim H. Foster Papers
Box:MS 1920

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Nashville June 26th 1832
Genl [General] Wm [William] Polk Raleigh
Dear Sir

Yours of the 12th Inst [Instant] reached me this evening The absence of Robt [Robert] Woods , who is on a visit to the East, but expected home daily, prohibits me from giving you very minute information_ He has been actively engaged in investigating the affair of the Bank and will resume the labor as soon as he returns. and I am satisfied will not withhold his exertions untill [until] every thing is fairly probed. He possesses the capability, & being deeply interested he has the motive to pursue the subject. I wait for his conclusions, and have made up my mind to act accordingly. Whatever step I take, shall be for your interest as well as Henrys. The loss Mr Woods is already convinced, will be great. Including interest due on unaccommodated stock, not less he fears than $30 p.cent: [percent] what a wretched business!!

Present me, with great respect to Mrs Polk , and believe me
your friend
Ephraim H [Hubbard] Foster

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Genl Wm PolkRaleigh North Carolina

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