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Title:1829 Feb. 28, Nashville [TN] [to] Andrew J. Donelson, Washington City, D[istrict of] Columbia / J. G. Martin : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Martin, J. G.

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Date: February 28, 1829
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter from J. G. Martin to Andrew J. Donelson, dated February 28, 1829. Martin writes about helping Mr Steel with a cotton shipment. He sends the love of Mrs. Martin to Donelson and family. He also writes that he wants news of the President's Inaugural speech.
Collection:A. J. Donelson Papers
Box: I-D-3

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Febry [February] 28th 1829Capt [Captain] Andrew J Donelson —
D [Dear] Sir

The Republican of [unclear: Lesteroay ] announced the arrival of the Genl [General] at the City on the 11th inst [instant] this being my first knowledge that you had reached your destination, I can now say to you that the [unclear: Genl's Cotton 42 Bales ? 22: 234 asper ? & I and your 10 Bales ? 5.028 ] was shipped on Board StmBt [Steam Boat] Cumberland Capt [unclear: Seoi ] Sawless Jany [January] 29th in good order at the request of Mr Steel I attended to its delivery Bills [unclear: Soony ] & they are yet in my possession but will [added: be] [unclear: handed ] over to Mr Steel when convenient —

I have been once or twice, to the hospitable now deserted Hermitage' Steel Keeps all things in fine order [added: but] alas! There is a blank? never again to be filled —

Mr Steel told me last sunday that he had but little trouble with the Genl [unclear: hands ] yet some with yours and that the fellow Charles should not [unclear] on the plan if he could sell him & buy another he says that he feels [added: certain] of his running away in Springdale stated to me things went on verry [very] much to his satisfaction no question he is a stirring business man; Your fences; [unclear] & show that —

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My family and our friends I believe are — generally will without any thing particularly new or interesting — Mrs Martin presents her [unclear: love to your ] wife; and Cousin Mary with Respects to yourself the Genl; and wishes to you to say to her sister & to Mary that she would be glad to hear from one or both of them — & that their absence is a greatly regretted by her in one respect yet she is [unclear: intirely ] happy at and Pleasures they may enjoy

Present me Respectfully to the [unclear: ladies & to ] the Genl

with Esteem [unclear] your most ob st [obedient servant]
J. G. Martin
[added: PS [Post Script] any information that you may want in my power to communicate from [unclear: third parts ] shall be cheerfully attended to I shall be glad to hear from you often as my family now!! with myself have almost the seclusion of cloistered nuns]Respectfully

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Let me see if you Heard the Pres [President] Elects. Inaugural as soon as it comes out and oblige one that is some what out of the way of Mails — & Yet loves to hear what is going on.

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Capt. Andrew J Donelson Washington City D [District] Columbia
[added: mail }][added: Feby 28. Nashville
Maj [Major] Martin —

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