History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

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done, under circumstances like ours, is to ascertain and  fix upon the amount of fee to be paid, and to secure  the payment thereof by the necessary papers; and then  the responsibility of advising falls upon us. We are  now laboring under all the disadvantages of an engage ment, without any of its advantages; it therefore becomes  necessary us to know, whether we can agree as to the  fee, or not; and that we should be paid, too, according  to the situation in which we place ourselves. We  have been doing a practice here, among these people,  to a considerable extent, and, by this engagement, we  must expect to loose the greatest part of it, which  will be to all of us a considerable loss; besides that  the amount involved must be very considerable,  and the amount involved must be generally the  criterion of the fee. Taking all these matters into  consideration, we propose to you to bring all the  suits you may want brought, and attend to them  jointly throughout, for the sum of two hundred  and fifty dollars each, making for all four of us  the sum of one thousand dollars.
This may seem to be a large sum for a fee  for Lawyers in this country, but the circumstances  here involved make it necessary. This matter must  be attended to in the first place, and then such  advice, for the present, as may seem to be dictated  by wisdom, and be necessary, we will give you; and  in the proper time, we will bring the Suits. If  this proposal suits, you will please execute notes,  and send them to us: and if not agreed to apprise  us by letter immediately, for we can be engaged  on the opposite side in all probability. We prefer  to bring your suits, as we have been threatened by  the mob we wish to shew them we disregard their  empty bravadoes.
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As a derneir resort, the brethren accepted the fore going proposition, and and , gave their  note of one thousand dollars, endorsed by and  . No sooner had this news spread among the [p. 365]
done, under circumstances like ours, is to ascertain and fix upon the amount of fee to be paid, and to secure the payment thereof by the necessary papers; and then the responsibility of advising falls upon us. We are now laboring under all the disadvantages of an engagement, without any of its advantages; it therefore becomes us to know, whether we can agree as to the fee, or not; and that we should be paid, too, according to the situation in which we place ourselves. We have been doing a practice here, among these people, to a considerable extent, and, by this engagement, we must expect to loose the greatest part of it, which will be to all of us a considerable loss; besides that the amount involved must be very considerable, and the amount involved must be generally the criterion of the fee. Taking all these matters into consideration, we propose to you to bring all the suits you may want brought, and attend to them jointly throughout, for the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars each, making for all four of us the sum of one thousand dollars.
This may seem to be a large sum for a fee for Lawyers in this country, but the circumstances here involved make it necessary. This matter must be attended to in the first place, and then such advice, for the present, as may seem to be dictated by wisdom, and be necessary, we will give you; and in the proper time, we will bring the Suits. If this proposal suits, you will please execute notes, and send them to us: and if not agreed to apprise us by letter immediately, for we can be engaged on the opposite side in all probability. We prefer to bring your suits, as we have been threatened by the mob we wish to shew them we disregard their empty bravadoes.
, , &
As a derneir resort, the brethren accepted the foregoing proposition, and and , gave their note of one thousand dollars, endorsed by and . No sooner had this news spread among the [p. 365]
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