Staunton 1. July 1819
I have received your favour of the 26. and 28th instant, the former apprising me of the taking of Mr Garretts and the intention to take Mr Coles’s depositions.—the letter inclosing Mr Coles’s deposition taken—
I calculate on the argument of the cases next week—unless you would prefer postponing it for the benefit of Mr Peytons attention—He has been called to Montgomery by the illness of Mrs Peyton who is there, and will perhaps not return, till after the argument of the court. I should much prefer having his aid in the argument, unless you would be unwilling to pay, on the price of it, a continuance of the cause.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.