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I have waited here two weeks cheifly to try to finish my engagement with you—But all my endeavors are vain—I shall never recede from my exertions till I do accomplish the end, for no event of my life has given me more anguish. I would if you consider yr sale injurious rather relinquish the contract & give up the payments made, than to be the instrument of damage to you—The loss of money I am...
I found yr letter by Mr Anderson last evening at my lodgings & took the earliest opportunity of conversing with Mr Page on its contents Mr Page says that on his first conversation with Mr Harrison he rated his property at five pounds pr acre, but that on a subsequent meeting he fell to 50/ pr acre, for which price he could have purchased the land. He offered 45/ & proposed renewing the...
On my way to North[umberlan]d election I recd yr favor of the ⟨ illegible ⟩ instant. In the course of the last ⟨month⟩ I rented out my distillery to a Mr ⟨ illegible ⟩ of Frederic, now residing in this county & sold to him all my corn. Had your application preceded the sale I would most chearfully have given you the preference. I will try to purchase 100 or 200 ⟨bls⟩ for you on the terms you...
Last monday evening Mr C. Washington presented me with yr favor covering a duplicate of yr let. of the 4th Novr & accompanying deeds for the land given for Magnolio. The deeds have been executed agreably to desire. The duplicate is the first letr I recd from you on the subject it concerns, which fact will of course apologize for my silence. I passed thro. alexa. early in Decr & should have...
In our late session the views of opposition to govt have been disclosed with more than usual frankness. That you may possess an accurate copy of the address on the part of the minority I beg leave to forward to you the enclosed. If the people will generally read the proceedings of the legislature I console myself with the hope that the disposition of Virga will change respecting congressional...
I have at length got to this place & will do myself the pleasure to call at Mt Vernon on my return home. In the mean time I shd be happy to hear whether you accede to my proposition when last with you of taking good property for the whole debt due to you. I have houses & lots in the fœderal city: well situated & which to close our business I would part with even at this present dull period,...
I had prepared to set out for mt vernon & alexa. last week but I am obliged to stay till after our district court which happens early next month. Then our citizens will fix on an opponent to our present representative—much as many of us approve of our govt, we find it very difficult to obtain the consent of a proper character for Congress. The present crisis imperiously commands our attention...
Mr Hopkins presented me with yr letter of the 25th ultimo. I learn with much surprize & chagrin that Mr Simmes has failed to pay his note—He used to be considerd as very punctual & therefore I recd his paper for a debt due to me. Nothing but the untoward & unexpected course of fiscal concerns in this country could have produced delay in my payment of yr debt. I am pained in a great degree to...
I have not time to pay my respects as I intended, in as much as I cannot leave town this evening & my long absence from home forbids my loosing another day. My demands on Philadelphia unless the yellow fever interrupts the Philadelphians will be settled in Septr. I then shall have some of Wilsons money, on which fund I counted when I bought yr land. I now enclose a negotiable note for 1000 Ds....
In reply to your letr by your servt this evening, I can only say, that my recollection of the lands sold to you, authorizes me to consider every fair attempt to wrest your title to them as the result of error—In Kentucky, I am told, too often are efforts of another sort made to deprive real owners of their property. I know that all the money due on the purchase of the lands you hold thro me...