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When I last wrote you I sent the account as it stands on my books, on which a balance was due to you of £14. this money , I have since paid 14 dol. 50 cents for the water tax of 1799 which is to your debit. I have mislaid your last letter to me, tho I know it is amongst my papers, the substance of it is strong on my memory, the consequence of its receipt Mr. Barnes must have informd you, I...
I received your letter of the 18th Janu. and paid your bill on me for 226 Dol.—67 Cents when presented to me, Mr. Barnes called on me, I mentioned the terms I woud occupy your house at the end of my lease, he thought it low, but I told him if he Could let it for more than 200 dollars, I woud give it up on the 2nd of May next, the first of April is the time when we both, must determine....
The lease I have of your house terminates the 2nd of May next, Mr Sansom & others have built I believe 23 houses on the back of the lot where Mr Morris had built his large house, the rent of them is 200 dollars a year, they are in the modern taste. If you will accept that rent for the house I live in, I will not quit it. I give you this early notice, that your agent here, may be on the look...
Your bill for 75 dollars appeard & was paid the 11th of last month, I have had the painters estimate it will amo[u]nt to 50 dollars at the utmost, the good it will do the house will far exceed the expence, which I will be as saving in, as if my own property—as soon as I have your answer I will begin. With great respect I am sir Your obedient Servant RC ( DLC ).
The taxes, added to the rent, is more than I can afford to pay for the house I live in. There is an article in our original agreement which gives you the power to disposess me by Six months notice. It was that you may avail yourself therof, that I mentiond, in my letter of the 27th. Septem. last, I woud not be your Tennant Subject to payment of the Taxes. I am still of that sentiment—if you...
Letter not found. 27 September 1797. Mentioned in Moylan to JM, 25 Apr. 1798 . Moylan refuses to continue as JM’s tenant if property taxes are added to the rent.