Washington May 6. 1805.
I return you the papers recieved from Colo. Bentley which do not ascertain the quantity of lands claimed by mr Harrison. and unwilling to insist on a condition which tho’ secured by express compact with mr Ronald, may be thought hard with his family, I acquiesce in the relinquishment of the balance still due from them as an equivalent for the rightful claims of mr Harrison.
Resuming & Correcting therefore the statement of Sep. 4. which I formerly sent you, at it’s 6th. page, it will stand thus
|Principal of costs paid||148||– 4||–2|
|1800—||Feb. 6.||Int. on do. to this date||21||–17||–7|
|balance overpd on No. 7.||59||– 2||–6|
|May. 7.||Int. to this date||1||– 7||–9|
|Cr. paid by Taylor||3||–12||–0|
|Int. on do. till paid|
Desirous therefore of winding up this long & weighty business I will pay you the balance here stated and interest within 60. days after you shall inform me that you will thereon give me a quietus. I need not repeat here the considerations which give me a just expectation of this; as they were sufficiently explained in the communication of Sep. 4. Accept my salutations & assurances of respect & esteem.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.