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An old letter, dated Aug. 22, 1817

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An old letter, dated Aug. 22, 1817

Posted: 1 Sep 2003 3:52PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 23 May 2005 8:15PM GMT
Surnames: Ross, Dimmitt
An Old Letter

Dr. W.S. ROSS, of this place, has in his possession a letter that was written from St. Louis and dated August 22, 1817. It was written by Robt. P. DIMMITT to his father. The writer was the father of Mrs. Dr. ROSS. The young man had been sent to St. Louis by his father to investigate a tannery that was for sale in that city. Robert, in writing to his father, says that he has a good opinion of the town and thinks that it will at some time become of importance. The tan yard spoken of had on hand about 300 hides but on account of the scarcity of tan bark there was trouble in getting them tanned. The people through the country did not like to have the bark stripped from the trees. The letter is in a good state of preservation, is well written and the ink is still plain and unfaded. (Source: Madisonville Hustler, Fri., Feb. 22, 1895)

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