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Title:[Letter] 1846 Dec. 9, Clifton [to] A. J. Donelson, Berlin, Prussia / J. G. Martin, Jr. : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Martin, J. G., Jr.

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Date: December 9, 1846
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter, dated December 9, 1846, from J. G. Martin, Jr. to Andrew Jackson Donelson, who was acting as ambassador to Prussia at the time. Included is another letter from Martin to his sister. Martin writes Donelson about his land in Arkansas. Martin updates Donelson on the tax situation and says that no one wants to buy any of Donelson's land, just yet. Mr. Duncan has told Martin emigrants may want some land when they arrive in January. Martin updates Donelson on his farm: cotton, corn, hogs, sheep, and cattle. He expects cotton prices to rise by March. Martin also mentions that a slave, John Fulton wishes he had accompanied Donelson to Berlin. The second letter is to Martin's sister. Martin informs her of how the family is doing and how much they miss her. He also mentions local politics. He predicts that Henry Clay will be the next president.
Collection:A. J. Donelson Papers
Box: I-D-3

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