Two page letter from Amelia Court House, Virginia regarding the need for a loan in order to pay for debts. Tinsley does not go into great detail as to why he has fallen on such hard times except to blame the war for his embarrassing situation. He also informs his recipient that he cannot put up any sort of collateral against his loan except his honor.
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George W. Tinsley Letter, 1869 May 17, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/7790 Accessed November 14, 2019.