From Reuben Lindsay
Richmond 9th. Decemr. 1791.
Your favor of the 10th. Novemr. I recd. some days ago—on my giving the two Mr. Dickensons notice of the contents, they came here & have disposed of their interest in the certificates to Mr. Robert Pollard1 of this place—And have granted Powers of Attorney to Mr. John Vaughan of Phila. his agent to Negotiate the business—To whom You will please deliver the Certificates.2
The Mr. Dickensons Acknowledge themselves under great Obligations to you for the trouble you have taken in the business. I am respectfully Dear Sir Your Hble servt.
RC (DLC). Addressed by Lindsay and docketed by JM. Thomas and John Dickenson to JM, ca. 1 Oct. 1791, and Vaughan’s receipt (see n. 2, below) are filed with this letter.
1. The attorney Robert Pollard (1755–1842) served in the Revolution, became a business partner of Charles Johnston and George Pickett in Richmond, and was clerk and treasurer of the James River Company (VMHB description begins Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. description ends , VII [1899–1900], 241; XXIII , 186; Gwathmey, Historical Register of Virginians, p. 630; Hardy, Colonial Families, p. 425; CVSP description begins William P. Palmer et al., eds., Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts (11 vols.; Richmond, 1875–93). description ends , VI, 391).
2. On 19 Dec. Vaughan issued JM a receipt (DLC) for John and Thomas Dickenson’s certificates of registered debt.