Early Letters by Terre Hauteans


Letter from J. Soules,
Auditor, Vigo County
to Samuel M. Huston, Esq.

May 24, 1895

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[On the upper                                                                                        
right hand side of
the letter there is a print
of the Court House
on the stationary.                    
Underneath are the
words “Rooms 14, 15, 17
and 18”]                    

                                                        [Letterhead as follows]
                                                       Commissioners Court
                                                                Vigo County.
                                             Thomas W. Adams. James Cox. Boyll H. Ladd.
                                              James Soules, Auditor.
                                                           Terre Haute, Ind., May 24 1895 

Sam’l M Huston Esq.
           Pros Atty 43rd Judicial Circuit
                          Dear Sir
                                        I hereby in form
you that John L Walsh, Treasure of Vigo
County contends that the act of March 31st
1879 “Entitled”  An act fixing certain fees
to be taxed etc” is now in force and that
the act approved March 6th 1891, being an
act Entitled “An act concerning Taxation & [Cr.?]”
has been by the Supreme Court of Indiana
held unconstitutional and that therefor a
Said Treasurer, claims that his settlements
Should be made in accordance with
the provisions of Said act of 1879 and refuses
to make a settlement otherwise than is
there in provided,  Therefore to the end that
there may be a Speedy Judicial determination
as to the Law under which Treasurers
Shall make there Settlement, I respectfully



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                                                                    [same letterhead as on first page]    

request that the proper proceedings
be commenced against Said Treassurer
in manner and form as provided
by Law.
                 Respectfully Yours 

                               James Soules.



  *Note to researcher:  This letter has been transcribed by Archives staff verbatim
as the words appear on the original written page.  The spacing, punctuation, and
capitalization are identical.  Words that are unclear have been enclosed in brackets.