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Title:[Letter] 1844 May 15, Loudon County, Virginia [to] Andrew J. Donelson, Tennessee / John A. Carter : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Carter, John A.

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Date: May 15, 1844
Extent: 3p
Summary:This is a letter from John A. Carter to Andrew J. Donelson, dated May 15, 1844. Carter thanks Donelson for helping Betty and her child to Virginia. Carter asks Donelson if he is willing to buy a slave named Polly. In an addition to the letter that Donelson writes two years later, he states that he did buy Polly.
Collection:A. J. Donelson Papers
Box: I-D-3

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Loudon County Va [Virginia]May 15th 1844
My Dear Sir

I am pleased to tell you that Betty & her child arrived at my farm in due time safe, & you will be pleased to accept my thanks for your care of them & the aid you gave me in getting them to Virginia ; I have just meet [met] with mr George Glasscock formerly of Virginia now of Tence [Tennessee] and who tells me he lives in some 40 or 50 miles of you, & the object of my now writing is to enform [inform] you that I have authorised [authorized] Mr Glasscock to make some satisfactory arrangement in regard to the remaining negro woman (Polly) I think you mentioned that she had [unclear: married ] one of your men, if so I hope you will find it agreeable to purchase her but of course can not expect

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you to do so unless agreeable to you, if you wish to purchase polley Mr Glasscock will arrange with you the price & I think you also mentioned that there were one or more children; [unclear: hoping ] that you will be relieved from any further trouble with this negro & returning you my thanks for your kindness I remain

Very Truly Yr Snt [Your Servant]
John A. Carter
Executor of H. R. Dulany
Col [Colonel] Donelson }
][added: Informed Mr. Carter on the 23rd April 1846 — that I could buy the woman at a fair price — if he were authorised to sell. That I did not wish her to remain at my plantation on the present terms — that I would pay no [unclear: hire ] for her — her [unclear: saving ] had not more than paid present [unclear: advances ] — that I wished him to come and see me —
A [Andrew] J Donelson
at Washington 23rd April
1846 —]

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Col Andrew J Donelson Tennessee AttentionMr Glasscock
[added: May 15th. 1844
Mr Dulany — ad —
to be attended to when
I went Washington — April 1846 —]

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