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Title:[Letter] 1849 Jun. 27, Gallatin, Tennessee [to] [Adam] Fergusson / Jas. T. Crary : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Crary, Jas. T.

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Date: June 27, 1849
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter from J. T. Crary to Adam Fergusson, dated June 27, 1849. Crary writes about politics in Tennessee. He mentions General Trousdale. He writes that cholera has hit Gallatin very hard. He writes that he wanted to visit Carthage but could not leave his school. He wants Fergusson to write him with a summary of the speeches that he missed.
Collection:Fergusson Papers IV-G-1

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Gallatin Tenn [Tennessee] June 27th 1849Mr Fergusson,
Dear Sir:

Gen [General] Trousdale leaves here this morning, (accompanied by Mr. Smith ,) for Sparta , I am very sorry that I have not an opportunity to hear the old soldier, but on account of Cholera we had no speaking here, Gen. Brown is unwell & will not fulfill all the appointments, so Gen. T. [Trousdale] will take the field by himself for the present,

I get most cheering accounts from all parts of the state, The old General's worth is duly appreciated, by true patriotic citizens of Tennessee & he will produce a greater panic in the Whig ranks than that of Cholera, & we can see from the tone of their journals, that they are ala[rmed] [gap] considerably, If the Democracy of the State [gap] will rouse themselves from [gap] unite, themselves, & then [gap] am confident of victory, [gap]

Messrs [messieurs] [unclear: Gains & Cullam ] , I [gap] [unclear: triage ] to day, Write to [gap] the [unclear: contents ] to the people, that is if [gap] for Democracy Mr. Boyers is at home [gap] & will do his duty as [unclear: editor ] of the Legion [gap]

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The Cholera has made horrible havok [havoc] in town, We have had some 19 or 20 deaths written the past 2 weeks, mostly among negroes, The bankeeper, (Mr [unclear: Esses ] ,) of the Map House, died Monday evening, There are two or three cases now in town, Mr. Martin , post master, is now sick in my office but not yet dangerous, Mr. Dale , the pedler [peddler], who was going to take Charles trunk, &c [and etcetera] , to him, is sick, & has been ever since my return from Smith , I have been trying to make other arrangements, to send them, but I think the chance is bad, but however, I will send it as soon as possible,

I would of been highly pleased to of been at Carthage to day, but I have a very large school & cannot neglect it. Mr. Bigley has left, & Mr. Dougless is his successor, As I could not hear the candidates myself, I wish you to write either to me, or T. Boyers, & give an account of the speaking & probable success,

Give my compliments & esteem to your interesting family, & believe me

[gap]Friend [gap] humble servant,
Jas T. Crary

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