Letter to Horace Hotchkiss, 25 August 1841

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August 25th. 1841
Esqr
Dr Sir
Yours of the 24th ult., came to hand this day, The contents of which I duly appreciate I presume you are well aware of the difficulties that occurred before, and at, The execution of the writings in regard of the landed transactions between us, touching the annual payments of the interest, If you have forgotten I will here remind you; You verbally agreed, on our refusal, and hesitancy to execute the notes for the payment of the Land, That you would not exact the payment, of the interest that would accrue on them under five years. and that you would not coerce the payment even then, To all this you pledged your honor, and upon an after arrangement, you verbally agreed, to take Land in some one of the Atlantic States that would yield Six per cent interest (to you) both for the principal and interest, and in view of that matter I deligated my Bro. & Doctor to go east and negociate for Lands, with our friends, and pay you off for the whole purchase that we made of you, But upon an interview with you they learned that you were unwilling to enter [p. [1]]
August 25th. 1841
Esqr
Dr Sir
Yours of the 24th ult., came to hand this day, The contents of which I duly appreciate I presume you are well aware of the difficulties that occurred before, and at, The execution of the writings in regard of the landed transactions between us, touching the annual payments of the interest, If you have forgotten I will here remind you; You verbally agreed, on our refusal, and hesitancy to execute the notes for the payment of the Land, That you would not exact the payment, of the interest that would accrue on them under five years. and that you would not coerce the payment even then, To all this you pledged your honor, and upon an after arrangement, you verbally agreed, to take Land in some one of the Atlantic States that would yield Six per cent interest (to you) both for the principal and interest, and in view of that matter I deligated my Bro. & Doctor to go east and negociate for Lands, with our friends, and pay you off for the whole purchase that we made of you, But upon an interview with you they learned that you were unwilling to enter [p. [1]]
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