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Title:[Letter] 1849 Jan. 7 [to] Robert A. Burford, Dickson Springs, Smith county, Tennessee / C. Miller : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Miller, C.

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Date: January 7, 1849
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter dated January 7, 1849 from James Miller to Robert A. Burford. The letter is a complaint against Buford for misrepresenting the physical status of two slaves he sold to Miller. The two slaves were said to be sound and healthy; however it was later discovered that one had an eye out and the other suffered from Phthisic.
Collection:David Burford Papers
Document: sc144

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Jackson Mis [Mississippi]
7th Jany 49 [January 1849]Mr Robt [Mister Robert] A Burford

I was verry [very] much surprised a few days since to learn for the first time that two of the negroes are unsound and that you knew it when you sold them to me towit Daniel has an eye out and Mary has Phthisic both of whom you represented and warranted sound in your bill of sale, You will recollect & so will others that you stated repeatedly to me that they were all sound healthy negroes no blemishes & I shall Certainly claim (& hereby notify you of it) a reduction out of the amount of promised you for these negroes let me hear from you upon this Subject

[added: Yours]
Jas. N. Miller

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Mr Robt [Mister Robert] A Burford
Dicksons Springs
Smith County
Tenn [Tennessee]
[added: Included notice reced [received], from Milton to Tho. [Thomas] J. Wharton on the 7 Augt [August] [unclear: 50 ]
Wrote Tho. J. Wharton to cancel the trad note for 700 $ and take back Daniel also wrote Mr Miller to call on Mr Wharton__ wrote both 8 Febry [February] 1849 ]

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