From John Trumbull1
Hartford, September 4, 1784. “On receiving your letter2 I was sorry to find, that you had not mentioned the names of those Merchants, who compose the firm of Turnbull, Marmie & Co.—without which, you are sensible, that any Writ I could draw must abate. I have not been able to discover them by my enquiries in this place; but fearing least the Property mentioned in Mr. Duer’s3 letter might be removed, I have dispatched an Officer to attach it. I desire you to send me the names, places of Residence &c of that Company, as soon as possible, that I may be able to secure it effectually before any advantage can be taken of mistakes in the description I have given in the writs.”
ALS, New-York Historical Society, New York City.
1. John Trumbull, lawyer and poet, was a first cousin of Jonathan Trumbull, governor of Connecticut during the American Revolution.
2. Letter not found.
3. William Duer.