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Letter from lawyers T.S. & S.W. Ayres of Memphis, Tennessee, to J. & C. Cowles of Elkville, Wilkes County, North Carolina, dated May 30, 1856, in reference to the debts of R.F. Carson. T.S. & S.W. Ayres was a law firm run by Treadwell Smith Ayres (born 1814 in Kentucky - died April 14, 1883, in Memphis) and Samuel Warren Ayres, Sr. (born 1827 in Elkton, Todd County, Kentucky – died December 8, 1860, in Memphis). J. & C.J. Cowles was a business located in Elkville, North Carolina, operated by Calvin Josiah Cowles (born January 6, 1821, in Hamptonville, North Carolina – died April 1, 1907, in Wilkesboro, North Carolina). Cowles was a prominent North Carolina merchant, root and herb dealer, postmaster (Elkville and Wilkesboro), mine and land speculator, superintended the U.S. Branch Mint in Charlotte, and was President of the 1868 North Carolina Constitutional Convention.
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