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Letter from Mason Brayman, 29 July 1843

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s hands— it is dead, and <​neither​> the agent of , nor any one else, has the least shadow of lawful authority to disturb you. I was pleased to find that the writ was not taken away as we feared.
I also gave the additional affidavit, which you requested me to bring, and procured those sent by who, not finding the , left them at the house of .
Perhaps you expected that before this time, the , would have acted upon the subject — and (supposing that the writ was still out) revoked the writ. But as the writ is already in his hands— dead— no revocation is necessary— and no other action is called for until a new requisition is made by the of , if that should ever be done.
commencd the examination of the paper, soon after his return (about the 20th, I think) but in consequence of his other pressing duties, I presume he has not got through them. He is now about in , <​person​> on public business, but when he returns he will complete his examinations, and will, doubtly make such a communication to the of , as will put an end to all future demands for your person, on account of the matters alleged against you.
The affidavits which you have furnished, so clearly establish the fact that you are not a fugitive from the [p. 3]
s hands— it is dead, and neither the agent of , nor any one else, has the least shadow of lawful authority to disturb you. I was pleased to find that the writ was not taken away as we feared.
I also gave the additional affidavit, which you requested me to bring, and procured those sent by who, not finding the , left them at the house of .
Perhaps you expected that before this time, the , would have acted upon the subject — and (supposing that the writ was still out) revoked the writ. But as the writ is already in his hands— dead— no revocation is necessary— and no other action is called for until a new requisition is made by the of , if that should ever be done.
commencd the examination of the paper, soon after his return (about the 20th, I think) but in consequence of his other pressing duties, I presume he has not got through them. He is now about in , person on public business, but when he returns he will complete his examinations, and will, doubtly make such a communication to the of , as will put an end to all future demands for your person, on account of the matters alleged against you.
The affidavits which you have furnished, so clearly establish the fact that you are not a fugitive from the [p. 3]
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