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Letter from Unidentified Individual to Captain J[ames] H. Callison.

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fact that the settlers on Birch River were strictly honest and perfectly satisfied with their situation, (and more they consider you a benefactor) I have been treated with uniform courtesy and respect by all the men that I leased land from, I was with Mr Mongomey Buchanan about nine years, I have said and still say he was more like a father to me than anything else, he stood by me in six troubles and in the seventh he did not forsake me, you spoke of parties that was medling, please tell me who, and if you wish it confidential I will keep it so, Mr Gibson told me last week that he would pay your tax you spoke of me writing a short sketch of the country now I dont think I can