Early Letters by Terre Hauteans

Transcript*

Letter from Jemison & Maxwell
to George Washington Bennett

July 7, 1837

 

 

                                                 Natchez 7th. July 1837
Sir
   I should have been very glad to have
seen you this morning before your departure
to New Orleans but you had left before I
came down.  I wish you to take the trouble
to Enquire of  Alling & Comstock what detains
my goods and what can be done to have them
Sent up imediately I fowarded them last
week by Mr. Chandler from Kentucky on board
Steamer Buonaparte  One Hun dred and
fifty dollars which I though perhaps would
be sufficient for to get them released.  My
goods are now Sold and [will?] no doubt loose
the sale of them should they not come in a
Short time, you will please be good enough to
write to me yourself by the first Boat.by [you?]
Early attention you will very much oblige
                                   Very respectfully
                                     Your Obd Servt
                                                        Jemison & Maxwell
GWBennett Esqr                               [for Dimmith?]
     New Orleans                                   ~~~~~~~~

 

 

Address Information

 

 

[written vertically on back of second page]
     George W. Bennett Esqr
                  [Care?] Alling & Comstock
[Strane?]                 Merchants
                                 New Orleans

 

 

  *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.