Montpr. July 29. 1826
Your last letter expressed so much concern for the failure in paying for the land purchased by you & Mr. Bell, and so much anxiety to make < > first, that I have been in constant hopes of hearing from you satisfactorily on the subject. Being wholly disappointed, I am at length obliged by pressing circumstances to renew my earnest application for the discharge of what is due. It is particularly necessary that I should receive the whole or the greatest part by the middle of December, and I trust, that after the long forbearance, that before that date, the remittances will arrive. I am not unaware that difficulties may have existed where you are; but they are felt from other causes, here also; and the many years which have elapsed since the last payments, must have enabled you both to be in some condition now to do what is required & expected. No plea of interfering claims on a part of the land, can be admitted in this case. From the best information I can obtain, there is no legal foundation for any such. But as they extend to part only of the <qua>ntity sold, there can be no colour of justice in suspending payment for the uncontested part: the less as we are ready to adjust any difference that may really exist in the most easy & amicable manner for all parties. Let me repeat therefore my urgent requisition, of a compliance without further delay, with the covenant in which you & Mr. Bell are joined, and which in that event will be duly fulfilled by Mrs. Willis & myself. Be so good as to communicate <th>is letter to Mr. Bell for whom it is intended as well as yourself; and to accept < >
Draft (owned by Charles M. Storey, Boston, Mass).