North Carolina senator writes his uncle, Hugh Reynolds


Date Written

Feb. 16, 1873

Andrew Carson Cowles was 40 years old when this was written.
Andrew Carson Cowles died 7 years, 10 months, 20 days after writing it.
It was written 150 years, 7 months, 7 days ago.
It was a Sunday.

Senate Chamber
February 16, 1873

Dear Uncle Hugh,

I have just finished a long letter to Maggie which I send by Mr. Hill to mail.

I have only time to say that under the Resolution passed the other day by the General Assembly authorizing the Governor and the Treasurer to appeal from the decision of Judge Dick in the case, The Southerner Security Company against W. N. C. R.R., I fear notwithstanding the promise of indemnity promised in the Resolution, the Governor and Treasurer will not come up to the mark and the appeal may be lost.

I have written Uncle Tate to call a meeting of the Directory at Greensboro on next Thursday, the day fixed for the hearing of the argument in the process for a reunion of the case before Judge Dick. Whatever we do must be done swiftly before the 22 inst. the day of Sole. If you see Tate, ___it on him and if he calls the meeting come to it. He can telegraph me and I will reach you. Have him telegraph from Salisbury.

Love to sister Bell and hope she is improving Also remembering me to her R & Aunt Jane.
A. C. Cowles

Sister Bell can read this it is written in haste. Please see that my letter goes to Maggie’s by the ____mail.

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