Washington Oct. 30. 06.
I have recieved an answer from mr John Murchie attorney in fact for the Donalds in the following words, to wit. ‘I now beg leave to transmit you a statement of the debt due by Wm. Mc.Gehee to the surviving partners of James & Robert Donald & Co. you will observe that it corresponds nearly, if not exactly with your statement; & as the paiment of the principal & interest is all that is wished for or expected by the surviving partners, & you have expressed a willingness to pay what appears to be the principal & interest I have directed the attorney for the plaintiffs to dismiss the present suit. at your convenience you will therefore be pleased to make the paiment.’
I shall accordingly remit to mr Murchie the amount without delay, and you may consider this matter as perfectly at an end. Accept my best wishes