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Agreeable to your request I have been in Search of the Trunk lost last Spring: Which I presume I have found with a part of its contents, as ⅌ List annexed—I believe I have also got the Thief; by name Ned , the property of James B. Couch Dec d late of Buckingham County —He is found guilty by the Examining magistrate here, & is now in Irons, & will be sent on, in a Day or Two, to take his Trial...
your Letter of the 2 Ins t was rec d in due course, & this answer defered So as to meet you at poplar Forest . your Reasoning has produced no change in my opinion, as to your Right to call for the last payment of the Land—nor can I forbeare Remarking that your Letter Seems not to have been written in that Temper of which you are so charracteristick. I assir’d you that Scott had Sued both you &...
My Brother advises me today, that M r Griffin has Applied for a Dft here , for the Bal e due you on a/c your Crop of Tob o —This not being our Bargain, I left home without making Such an Arra n gement —I expect to be at home on Sunday next when it will give me pleasure to Serve you, by giving the Dft as requested— RC
I rec d yours of the 13 th ult o in Due Course—the Installments for the Land Due the 1 st Ap l Shall be ready here, as you have requested: In the Mean time if it would suit you as well to recieve it in Richmond , it would be a Convenience to me ; which please say by return of the Mail? The Seasons not having been favorable for Prising, M r
M r Griffen tells me that you have directed your Overseer , to Send your present Crop of Tob o to Richmond ; which I am Sorry to hear; as I had intended to make you a Liberal offer for it: and as it is not yet too late, I hope you will say by Return of M
I rec d your Letter of the 7 Ins t in due Course. I fear your Ideas as to the Intention of the Blockading Squadron will not be Realized—my opinion is that, it is intended, & will be permenant; except as to Bread Stuffs—and even as to that, unless they Should be necessitated abroad—which we have no right to believe will Shortly be the Case, as Various accounts from the Peninsula State the...
I am sorry it has not been in my power to Wait on you agreeable to my promise to M r Griffin . The Boy brings you a Letter from M r M c Cleland advising, I believe, that he has Changed the Day for Trying the Title of the Land to Friday; on which Day if possible I will meet you—If the Jury Should Declare the Land yours, I would Suggest the propriety of your having somebody ready to put in...
Not having had the pleasure of seeing you, when you were last at the Forest ; I will thank you to write to me, whether you are disposed to fix a price on your present Crop of Tob o at this time; Deliverable as fast as Convenient, between this, & the middle of May next. If you should choose to propose terms, you will of course take the badness of the times into View—and be as cheap as...
Before the Rec t of your Letter of the 10 Ins t I had on the 19, Enclosed you a Dft on Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson for $1000. Supposed to be about as much as the Crop would amount to—But if the demand for the $250. at poplar Forest Should be pressing— you are at Liberty to direct m r
I have rec d your favor of the 7 th Ins t and would have replied to it sooner, but for wishing to see M r Goodman first. I wish to buy your Tob o , but think the price you ask, more than it is worth—I should be willing to give you $6. for the Leaf & $4. for the stem d ; which Certainly is Liberal; and would be saving you the Trouble & Risk of sending it to Richmond , which is not Very...