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Bragg, Braxton to J. Patton Anderson – Jun. 20, 1870 – Memphis, TN

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Bragg, Braxton to J. Patton Anderson – Jun. 20, 1870 – Memphis, TN
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Civil War
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North America -- Tennessee -- Memphis
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
North America -- United States of America

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Jefferson Davis, Braxton Bragg,
President. Agent.

Office of Carolina Life Insurance Company
Of
Memphis, Tenn.,
No. 58 Camp Street.
New Orleans, 20th June, 1870
My dear General,
Nothing has yet resulted from my correspondence with Col. Brown, and I infer he
is casting about for the basis of his financial arrangements. Since my last to him, I have
had some correspondence with parties North who are in the habit of contracting largely
for machinery and pipes, taking stock or bond in part payment, and requiring only a
portion in cash. They have capital and can afford to do this thing, to secure a market. On
examination of [portion of page missing] and your source of water supply, there can be
no doubt that expensive [measures?] may be dispensed which, and further, and more
importantly, all the work [missing] be done by the fire dept. may [missing] for by the
water [missing] and done better and cheaper. This would be a source of large income,
and well used, on the insurance companies and authority, might be made to support the
works.
I expect soon to hear from parties north on this subject, and will write again. In
the mean time let me know how our friend progresses.
So far I am doing very little in my present business. Indeed I have no means to
expend in building it up, and [missing] but little can be done where competition is so
great without spending money.
We continue very healthy here in the city, except among the negroes, who die
while with small pox. But [missing] no longer useful, [missing] moralized by city life
[missing] probably nothing better could happen.
Mrs. Bragg joins me in kind regards to Mrs. A. and yourself and the children.
[Braxton Bragg Signature missing]


Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.




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Jefferson Davis, Braxton Bragg, President. Agent. Office of Carolina Life Insurance Company Of Memphis, Tenn., No. 58 Camp Street. New Orleans, 20th June, 1870 My dear General, Nothing has yet resulted from my corr espondence with Col. Brown, and I infer he is casting about for the basis of his financial arrangements. Since my last to him, I have had some correspondence with parties North w ho are in the habit of contracting largely for machinery and pipes, taking stock or bond in part payment, and requiring only a portion in cash. They have capital and can afford to do this thing, to secure a market. On examination of [portion of page missing] a nd your source of water supply, there can be no doubt that expensive [measures?] may be dispensed which, and further, and more importantly, all the work [missing] be done by the fire dept. may [missing] for by the water [missing] and done better and cheaper. This would be a source of large income, and well used, on the insurance companies a nd authority, might be made to support the works. I expect soon to hear from parties nort h on this subject, and will write again. In the mean time let me know how our friend progresses. So far I am doing very little in my pres ent business. Indeed I have no means to expend in building it up, and [missing] but lit tle can be done where competition is so great without spending money. We continue very healthy here in th e city, except among the negroes, who die while with small pox. But [missing] no longe r useful, [missing] mo ralized by city life [missing] probably nothing better could happen. Mrs. Bragg joins me in kind regards to Mrs. A. and yourself and the children. [Braxton Bragg Signature missing] Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.