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Letter from E.S. Campbell, Ashport, Tennessee, to John W. Campbell, Jackson, Tennessee, dated January 27, 1842. Discusses possibility of Arthur Campbell of Mississippi buying land in Ashport, mentions other holders of lots, and states the area is healthier than Jackson, Tennessee. See Appendix 2 of the finding aid for a transcription. John W. Campbell, Joseph Jones, William Connor and Matthew Pickett founded Ashport, on the Mississippi River sixteen miles west from Ripley, in 1836. They owned 5,000 acres of land, 200 of which were laid off into lots, of which about 50 were sold in 1838. The river gradually encroached on the land until all of the original lots were washed away.

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sc.0396.003_04.001

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1842 January 27

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Ashport (Tenn.)

E.S. Campbell letter, 1842

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