ALS as president, one page both sides, 7.75 x 12.5, April 30, 1830. Letter to West Tennessee land speculator John C. McLemore, in part: "Yours of the 15th instant is just to hand, and I will see Major Eaton in an hour & through him inform Gen'l Dibble of your wishes. The money will be reserved for you. Judge Overton left us yesterday, but before he did, I got him to make a statement of the value of your Memphis & Nashville property whereon you live, which was quite satisfactory, and which I have placed in Major Eaton's hands. Thus you see it is only…for you to have the deeds executed and brought on with you to ensure you the loan or to send them on here executed in due form, but your coming on here will be better, as you can arrange your matters to your own satisfaction and have your cost in N. States notes of the mother bank which will be, one percent, in your county, better than the branch bank will. I shall expect to see you in all the month of May next, as I have some hopes of being able to leave here for a while in the summer, travel to the north, then to Niagara Falls, & then to the Hermitage, & would delight to have you along as I will travel constant & soon reach the Hermitage where my heart constantly yearns once more to behold. I had seen a postscript of our friend Mr. Thos. Crutchers' letter to Major Lewis in which he stated that our old friend Capt. Jno. Donelson was just going & could not remain long, the day I had, this I had wrote him by Gen'l D. S. Donelson who had just left us for Tennessee before I had seen the P.S. I am fearful he will not survive to read it. If so I shall regret it, but I hope he is prepared, and his change is to a happier & better world than this." In very good to fine condition, with tape along the inner hinge and to several folds, and easily repairable nearly complete separation along the top horizontal fold.
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