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Title:[Letter] 1832 Dec. 8, Warrenton, Virginia [to] D. Burford, Dixons Springs, Tennessee / J. Saunders : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Saunders, J.

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Date: December 8, 1832
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is a letter dated December 8, 1832 from J. Saunders in Warrenton, Virginia to D. Burford in Dixons Springs, Tennessee. The subject of the letter is slave trade and transportation to the Mississippi area. In the letter, Saunders mentions that pestilence has had a major impact on the south and will be a factor in choosing a trade route.
Collection:David Burford Papers

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Decr. 8th 32 [December 8, 1832]Dear Burford

Perris passed here by last night's stage on his return from Mississippi , he brings us advise from Mr [Mister]. Franklin to suspend our purchases until further orders__ suppose you send on your agent imediately [immediately] for the negroes [added: you want] as it will be convenient for me to render him such assistance as he may stand in need of in making the purchase__ I think it would be best at this season of the year to send but one horse, so that he could take water at some convenient point on the Ohio river and return home by [by] the way of Louisville Ky [Kentucky] __

We have had our full share of uneasiness for the fate of our last shipments__ Perris told me however

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that his uncle intended to intercept the passage the passage of the vessel somewhere below New Orelans and take the negroes across the lake to the high lands in Mississippi to avoid the pestilence which has been more fatal in the south than any other section of the Continent__ tho [though] I am gratified to see by this mornings paper that the disease had on the 19th of Nov [November]. entirely subsided in New orelans__ the vets and the cholera will play the dues with the negro traders this year__ you will doubtless be compelled to listen to a great many (and among them no small portion) exagerated [exaggerated] accounts of the malignity and fatality of this awful experience; which is to be sure at best bad enough; but with Mr. Franklins experience prudence and managements, together with

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an equal portion of the favours [favors] of Divine Providence, I flatter myself that we may in a great measure if not altogether escape the evil__

[added: Your friend ]
JM Saunders

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[added: From J.M. Saunders Decr [December] 8 1832]

Warrenton va [Virginia]
[added: Decr 7th]
Majr [Major]. David Burford Dixons Spring Smith County Tennessee

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