Letter, August 20, 1847, Edwin H. Ewing, Nashville, to [S. W. Carmack?], 3 pp., relating further efforts to settle the estate of Thomas Kirkman: ''I filed a bill in the Chancery Court at Nashville against Mrs. Kirkman as Executrix of Thomas Kirkman deceased and her sureties . . . none of them intend to make a question as to their liability, except as to the amount. . . I saw Mr. Washington who had been acting as Counsel for Mrs. Kirkman . . . The process was not served on Mrs. Kirkman at the last term and she has not been in this state indeed since the bill was filed. I shall proceed against her as a non- resident. . .'' Goes on to summarize the circumstances of the will and the disputed codicil.
CALL FAMILY PAPERS
Separation Sheet for Letter, June 29, 1841, Richard K. Call, Tallahassee, to Mrs. Ellen Kirkman, New Orleans, 3 pp., regarding business and family matters, including a suit against him which he would pay ''to get rid of the scoundrels, if the times were not so hard. I want to see my dear little Mary very much, but I know she has every possible care and attention . . . and I must content myself until I can pay you a visit either at New Orleans or Nashville. . . [I am] anxious to know something about your future arrangements. Nashville . . . is too cold for you and New Orleans is too unhealthy. Port Leon I think is the very place for you to come and live with me and my daughters. . . It is improving more rapidly than any little place I have ever seen, and will become the largest, and most business place in Florida. . .'' [Multiple holes and tears: text lost] [Separation Sheet only in this folder. Original in Box 10, File Folder 9.]
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