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I recd tho’ at a late day your letter of Ocr. 27; on the subject of which I am not able to furnish any information. I was not acquainted with your brother, and being absent from the State of Virginia, during the period in question, was not in the way of being acquainted with his transactions. With friendly respects Draft (DLC) .
I thank you for the information contained in your letter of the 20th. the existence of the evil was known. this assists in judging of it’s extent. these vessels clear out for New Orleans which being a coasting voyage, they avoid giving any bond; and by selling the vessel abroad, they avoid her forfieture which is the only penalty to which they are liable. this evasion will probably be...
Your letter of the 26th. was recieved last night, and that of the 22d. on the evening before Congress rose: but the act to which it referred had been already passed, and consequently it was too late for the representations then promised & recieved last night to have effect. Accept my salutations. PoC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “Mr. Banks”; endorsed by TJ.
[ New York, December 12, 1788. On January 1, 1789, Banks wrote to Hamilton : “I recd. your letter of the 12 Ulto.” Letter not found. ] Banks, a Virginian, speculated extensively in western lands.
I have to acknolege the receipt of your favor on the subject of disposing of the Greenbrier lands mortgaged to me, in Philadelphia, and appointing some person there to receive the money for which they are mortgaged. It is certainly much my wish to have the money paid, but having delivered the bonds to Mr. Hanson to collect and apply the money to a particular credit, I can only refer you to him...
Your favor of Nov. 20. has come to hand. I should be perfectly willing to do any thing which would accomodate you as to the land mortgaged to me, if the matter depended on myself alone. But it is extremely delicate for me to take any step without the consent of Mr. Hanson . He is in your neighborhood, and if you will be pleased to consult him, I will forward the patents to him or to any other...
For the letter you did me the favor to write to me on the 21st Ult: I offer you my thanks. no application has ever been made to me or to any person on my account that has ever come to my knowledge, for the taxes of my land in Greenbrier and totally ignorant am I of the amount of them—If you can inform me, I would thank you. I have no objection to the settlement of my Lands on the Great...