Davidson County Tennessee
Letters from Forgotten Ancestors

Job Hunting the Old Fashioned Way ~ 1852
Copyright © 1997, Frederick Smoot. All Rights Reserved.

Blue circular handstamp postmark:
Nashville Feb 5 , and blue circular handstamp: Paid 3, and docket: Chge 332

Addressee: R C Brinkley Esqr, Memphis Ten
Nashville 5th Feby 1852
R C Brinkley Esqr
Dear Sir
I have a friend in Memphis bearing my name. He is the son of Genl James Baukhead of the U S Army, and has located at Memphis to practice his profession. He is a young Gentleman I understand of fine acquirements, and I have deemed it not improper to recommend him to your friendly Consideration. He has a most interesting Family, and is dependent for a support on his own exertions, and if you can be of some service to him in promoting his welfare, you will confer a lasting obligation I have no doubt on him, and which will likewise be sincerely appreciated by

Your Obt Svt
Signed: James Baukhead

From the Collection of Frederick Smoot

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