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Title:[Letter] 1835 Jan. 23, Warrenton, Virginia [to] D. Burford, Dixons Spring Tennessee/ J. Saunders : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Saunders, Jourdan M.

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Date: January 23, 1835
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is a letter dated January 23, 1835 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 to send to the market.
Collection:David Burford Papers
Document: sc143

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Jany [January] 23 1835 Dear Burford

If I can raise wind, I have it in contemplation to purchase a few more slaves & send them to market this spring__ In which case it will devolve on you to make arrangements to have them disposed of, I would prefer that you should do the business yourself, let me hear from you On recept [receipt] of this & let me know if it will be convenient for you to make the sales in the event of my succeeding in making a small purchase,

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I have no expectation under any Circumstances of shipping before the 20th of Febt [February]: and when I can determine more particularly & certainly upon it, you shall hear from me, the prospect is too fair to miss at present, we must do something yet If possible, this spring__ Franklin & armsfield have paid me nothing yet, & owe me on account of last years work about $10,000 and all the money I have used this year has been on joint act [account]. from this brief state of facts it is at present left for you to infer whether or not I have been fairly dealt by__ I am determined

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[added: however] not to complain however I hope it will be convenient for you to go to Natchez or New Orleans to sell the stock__ be sure to write me immediately on receipt of this__

[added: Yr. friend]
J M Saunders
[added: I informed you early in this month that I was no longer concerned with messrs [messieurs]. J. & A.]

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Warrenton Va
Jany [January] 25th [added:
Majr [Major]. David Burford Dixons Spring Tennessee

From J. M. Saunders dated 23rd Jany [January] 1835]

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