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Tipton, J.: [Letter] 1831 Jan. 7, Covington, Tennessee [to] William Carroll, Nashville, Tennessee / J. Tipton





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Covington
Jany [January] 7 1831Dear Sir

I am informed that the company of cavalry of Dickson County drew arms from that portion aloted [allotted] to the state of Tennessee and not having equiped [equipped] themselves have not used them__ I have no hesitation in stating to you, that the Tipton Troop are well equiped and all they need are arms, and I assure you too, that any security that may be required can be given by Capt. Wm [Captain William] Harper who commands the Company__ will you be so indulgent as to authorize Capt Harper to apply for those arms & oblige

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J. Tipton [added: N.B. I was yesterday gratified Clerk of the Circuit Court of Tipton County & consequently the office of Principal Surveyor of the 11th District is vacant__ The office by law will close the 1 augt [august] and therefore the importance of a successor. I take the liberty of recommending for that appointment John DeGraham. a Deputy of mine well qualified to perform the duties &c [and etcetera] __ I presume there will be no contention for the appointment J. Tipton



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Covington Ten [Tennessee] Jany [January] 7th Paid 18 3/4 His Excel [Excellency] W [William]. Carroll Nashville Ten [Tennessee]]



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