Polk_Letter_169_50152

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{label} Polk B1-f4 Jackson Ten May 5th 1841 His Ex James K Polk Dear Sir Some time past I notified you that a murder had been committed in the courts if Madison by a man by the name of Stuart, upon the body of a man by the name Bird and suggested the offering a (?) by proclamation. At (?) present (?) the grand jury have found a "(?) bill" against Stuart and one Richard Baily for the murder of Bird. By (?) to my former letter (the date which I have forgotten). You will find the christian names of the murderer and also of the deceased, together with a description of Stuart, who has fled. There is no doubt of his convition if apprehended. The friends of the deceased are very poor and unable to do anything towards the apprehension of Stuart Yours, J N Talbot Attn Gen for 10th circuit

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{postmark stamp} Jackson Ten. May 7 {stamp} 12 1/2 His Ex James K Polk Nashville Tennessee {label at right side} Polk B1-f4

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