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Title:[Letter] 1818 May 5 [to] John Hill / Andrew Jackson : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Jackson, Andrew

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Date: May 5, 1818
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is an order dated May 5, 1818 from Andrew Jackson for John Hill to procure supplies for the Tennessee Volunteers Militia.
Collection:Sir Emil Hurja Collection

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Ft. [Fort] Gadsden May 5th 1818Head quarters D. [Department]of the South

John Hill of Capt [Captain] Russells company of Spies will proceed with Sergeant Benjamin Smith to Tennessee , as soon as reaches that point he will proceed to Russells Settlement, and engage one thousand bushels of corn at the lowest price for cash for the use of the Tennessee Voll Brigade of Vollunteer [Volunteer] mounted gunsmen, and have it collected at some convenient place of good water near to the military road, and 5000 pounds of flower [flour] or good corn meal, and fifteen good Beeves, for all which the cook will be paid on the arival [arrival] of the Brigade, you will stipulate for those articles the cash current price of the country and no more and have the corn delivered at meal or Flower [Flour] Delivered with the Beef at some place where a good encampment for the Troops can be had— The recommendation of Capt [Captain] Russell has induced me to confide this trust in you, & I rest confident that the duty will be Judiciously & promptly performed, The corn meal or flower [flour] with the Beef must be had,

Andrew Jackson
Major Genl Commdg [General Commanding]

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Mr John Hill of Capt [Captain] Russells Company of Spies

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