Polk_Letter_194_50198

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(Copy) Executive Department Nashville 26 Nov 1839~ (Graham?) J Pillord Esq Presidnet of the Columbia Central Turnpike Company Sir Your letter of the 20th Inst requesting that appointment of three discreet and [illegible] persons to (serve?) that part of the Columbia Central Turnpike service which is represented to be franchised with a [illegible] to the erection of tall (gates?) [illegible] was not received until yesterday. Your certificate as president of your company has not been (made?) with such proposision as to conform to the act incorporating your company. The 8th section of the act to incorporate the Lebanon & Nashville Turnpike Company which is made as part of the act incorporating your company "requires that the [illegible] should be franchised" in the manner prescribed by the act for the [illegible] of service made from Nashville to Lebanon these being the [illegible] of the (ward?). In the case of the Columbian Central Turnpike Company the [illegible]- [illegible] of your [illegible] are Columbia and the

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Tennessee /[illegible]. In your certificate as President of your [illegible] you do not [illegible] that secure [illegible] from other Columbia is the Tennessee [illegible] the two parts of (termination?) of your [illegible] under the charter have been finished. [illegible] certify that about nine [illegible] of the Columbia Central Turnpike are competition. The terms about [illegible] [illegible] are vague and indefinite [illegible] as it states in your certificate whether the part of the road which is finished is at the termination of the (ward?) commencing at Columbia or on the Tennessee River. As your certificate as President of your [illegible] is the only official document upon which the Executives can act in asserting the [illegible] contemplated by the act of your [illegible] to [illegible] the road and make [illegible] you will perceive the [illegible] which [illegible] of conforming in your certificate strictly to the [illegible] of the act of incorporation. It shoudl be stated that seven [illegible] of the [illegible x2] are of their

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Copy Setter to Gideon I. Pillan Part of the Columbia Central Turnpike Company. -- Nov. 26th '39

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