Manuel Jackson to Isaac Hite, December 6, 1846
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Birmingham Decr 6th 1846 Mr Isaac F Hite Dear Sir, I have purchased a Draft for six hundred and fifty dollars payable to your order (in par funds) at Baltimore, as you will see when you receive the same, which Draft I will mail at the same time as this letter. I have added a few lines at the bottom of the Draft in which I have desired you to execute a bill of sale for my son as soon as you receive the money, and deliver the same to him. if any thing should happen to prevent your receiving said Draft, you will please write to me as soon as you receive this letter, the Draft is made payable to your order, and could not be used by any other person without your indorsement.- Dear Sir you will please be good enough to assist my son in getting my Bond from Phillip Williams, which was formerly held against me by Phillip Swan which Bond I have allready [sic] paid, provided the money was all good enough, if there was any thing wrong about the money I wish him to write to me on the subject. I wish Daniel when he comes to Winchester to take Rail Road cars for harpers ferry, for which he will have to pay two dollars then from Harpers ferry to Cumberland for which he will have to pay Four dollars, then take the stage for Brownsvill which will cost him Five dollars, then take the steam Boat for Pittsburgh, while in the Rail Road Cars, he will try to get some gentleman to speak for him at the stage