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At the time I had the honour of receiving your letter of the 16th June, I also learned from the public papers that you had set out on a visit to Virginia I therefore deferred an Answer, untill your return to Philadelphia should be Announced—before this happened the present tumults arose here which together with the interruption of the public Mail, and the general refusal of every one leaving...
Colo. Shreve has not been able to make the payment which he promised for your lands in Fayette County on the first of this month, he seems anxious to fulfil his engagements & has stated his prospects of doing so in the enclosed letter. As the money was not paid I have brought down the papers which you gave me & hold them ready for any further Order or arrangement which you may think proper to...
Colo. Shreve came to this place on the 31st of July and on the next day paid to me 2693 Dolls. & 33 cts being the first payment & Interest thereon from the first of June last. As there would be some risque in forwarding this money by Post, I have paid it into the hands of the Contractors & taken their Bill upon a house in Philadelphia where their money affairs are transacted. My agent will...
I have agreed to sell your lands on Millers Run in Washington County to Colo. Matthew Ritchie, at four Dollars per Acre strict measure. One fourth part of the purchase money to be paid upon the first day of next June, The residue to be paid in four equal Installments commencing on the first day of June 1797. & Interest to run on the whole sum from the first day of January next. The purchase...
Your letter of the 5th instant reached me this moment & being engaged in our Court which is now sitting, I just snatch a moment to assure you that no endeavour of mine will be wanting to accomplish a settlement of your Business with Colo. Cannon. He is now gone down to Philadelphia & will probably call upon you, his son left the platts of your lands down the river, with me this morning for...
By this days post I learn that Charles Morgan is dead. The report says that he died on his way home from Kentuckey. Colo. Ritchie who purchased your lands upon Millers Run in Washington County is desirous that the lines should be run & the quantity ascertained as soon as possible. I suggest to you the propriety of writing to Colo. Presly Neville on this subject, he is now at Pittsburgh, & by...
Since my return home I have delivered your conveyance to Colo. Ritchie & received the enclosed bond together with a Mortgage upon the land sold which I have lodged with the recorder of washington County, in whose hands it will remain to be proceeded upon if necessary. The quantity fell short of what we expected as you will see by the enclosed draft of a survey made by Charles Morgan. All...