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Title:[Letter] 1832 Oct. 2, Warrenton, Virginia [to] D. Burford, Dixons Springs, Tennessee / J. Saunders : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Saunders, Jourdan M.

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Date: October 2, 1832
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter dated October 2, 1832 from J. Saunders in Warrenton, Virginia to David Burford in Dixons Spring, Tennessee. The subject of the letter is business, specifically slave labor speculation involving the purchase of slaves.
Collection:David Burford Papers
Document: sc140

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Octr [October]: 2nd 1832Dear Burford

Your letter of the 22nd Sept [September]. countermanding your order of the 19th Same month was red [received] this morning, and agreeable to your instruction, I return you the check for $1200__ having made it payable to your order__ It is impossible at this time to purchase such negroes as you want at the funds you authorised [authorized] me in your last letter to pay__ I will however keep you advised of the state of the market whenever a charge worthy of notice occurs__

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I have resumed business in the small way, and will not undertake to enlarge it to any great extent until there is a change for the better in the market__ Negroes are generally lower in this country, in the latter part of the winter, than at any other season of the year, and if you should determine to try the market at any future period, my services will at all times be at your command and I would now retain your friends in anticipation of a favourable [favorably] change in the price of slaves, but for fear of putting you to some inconvenience in the event of such a contingency not coming to pass in a reasonable time__

[added: your friend]
JM Saunders

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[added: From J.M. Saunders
Octr [October] 2__1832
Warrenton Va [Virginia] Oct [October] 3rd

Majr [Major]. David Burford Dixon Spring Tennessee

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