Letter from Reuben McBride, 28 February 1844

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I have now laid before you the affairs as they are in as near as I can
Respecting those farms in Oswego N,Y Heringtons and Owens Just after I wrote to you for a Copy of your appointment as Trustee in Trust the son of the old man Came here he informed me that he had the Notes that gave Mr Herington and that had sold the farm it being Deeded to him by his before he Died as the Church had not paid for it as I suposed they had and it had gone out of the hands of the Grangers <​into a third persons hands​> I did not see much chance to do anny thing about it as to the Owen place there was a Deed left with Hitchcock and Wilder I think it was to pay about $15,00 Hitchcock told me he thought it was a lean [lien] and has wrote to for them to inforce that lean as advised them to do so he said he did not know as they would think it worth going into that expence for as the Corts in Chancery was verry expensive in that the place is worth probably some $3,00, $350, at presant there is no one to controll it if they do nothing about it had better be seen to you can see Mr Owen and Mr Herington or as they are all there and advise me acordingly.
Now in all this I Shall rely on your instructions if carryed on it will cost money and time and if I do not collect anny if I had <​better​> hire Some: the Lawyers will not do much unless they have some Money or what had I better do I wish if you can convienantly send me the Times and seasons as I have not at presant the money that I can send if you can and not Disc[om]mode your Self. I Recd. your last letter with great satisfaction the kind spirit which it breathed rejoiced my heart May the time Soon come <​when​> you may [p. [3]]
I have now laid before you the affairs as they are in as near as I can
Respecting those farms in Oswego N,Y Heringtons and Owens Just after I wrote to you for a Copy of your appointment as Trustee in Trust the son of the old man Came here he informed me that he had the Notes that gave Mr Herington and that had sold the farm it being Deeded to him by his before he Died as the Church had not paid for it as I suposed they had and it had gone out of the hands of the Grangers into a third persons hands I did not see much chance to do anny thing about it as to the Owen place there was a Deed left with Hitchcock and Wilder I think it was to pay about $15,00 Hitchcock told me he thought it was a lean [lien] and has wrote to for them to inforce that lean as advised them to do so he said he did not know as they would think it worth going into that expence for as the Corts in Chancery was verry expensive in that the place is worth probably some $3,00, $350, at presant there is no one to controll it if they do nothing about it had better be seen to you can see Mr Owen and Mr Herington or as they are all there and advise me acordingly.
Now in all this I Shall rely on your instructions if carryed on it will cost money and time and if I do not collect anny if I had better hire Some: the Lawyers will not do much unless they have some Money or what had I better do I wish if you can convienantly send me the Times and seasons as I have not at presant the money that I can send if you can and not Discommode your Self. I Recd. your last letter with great satisfaction the kind spirit which it breathed rejoiced my heart May the time Soon come when you may [p. [3]]
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