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Title: J. M. Cheeseborough, S. Carolina to Davison McDowell, S. C.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileCheeseborough, J.M/107
SenderCheeseborough, J.M.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationmentions warfare, politics and having pistols sent
Sender Religionunknown
OriginGeorgetown, S. Carolina, USA
DestinationS. Carolina?
RecipientMcDowell, Davison
Recipient Gendermale
SourceT 2305/22: Presented by S. Carolina Library, University of S. Carolina, Columbia, S. Carolina, USA.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.8809224
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by JM 09:11:1993.
Word Count289
TranscriptGeo Town [Georgetown?] 10th July 1820
Dear McDowell
The Communication of the Town Council
appeared in the Patriot of Friday Evg [Evening?] on Sunday
Wilson call'd [called?] on Dr [Gourdin?] for [Francis?] letter to him
& his answer = He was furnished with Copies -
He said to [Gourdin?], that "he would be d---d if he
did not draw Porter out", as he intended giving the whole
tranaction [transaction?] to the Public - it will depend upon the
tone & character of his publication, whither it will be a News
Paper War, or a War of Powder & Lead = I am induced
to believe that the last will be the resort as he said much
[here?] in relation thereto, to G_____. I do not (at this time) approve
of the measures taken in the first instance by Porter =
He is now in for it & I am fully pusuaded [persuaded?] will have to
fight his way out it - Porter is at the Island = & will
today learn what has occur'd [occurred?] = I wish you would
procure as soon as possible the Pistols from Capt [Captain?] Naux &
send them to Dr [Gourdin?], by a trusty and faithfully &
secretly put up & hold yourself in readiness to attend at
a moment warning - You will probably hear from
Porter himself - but I've thot [thought?] it advisable to inform you
of the above _________ Yours truly - J M Cheesborou-- [Cheeseborough?]
Since writing the within - perhaps it would be best to send
the Pistols, if an opportunity offers, to R A Taylor at No [?]
& it is desirable that P should have your advice
& instructions as to firing &c &c ___________
Davison McDowell Esq