Butler Family Papers (NjP)

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I send you the papers. You must employ good counsel & look Seriously to the cause as you will find it impossible to avoid payment if they recover agt. you. <illegible> Pleasonton is a stiff sort of body whose character you will judge by his letter. He has a handsome daughter & a wife who was once so—gives excellent dinners & is not much beyond that. I thought his <illegible... Continue Reading
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Recipient: Gorham Akin Worth
As it is very doubtful whether I <ever> get to the end of my message in season to look at the beginning I send you that most difficult of all its parts the Commencement; begging the favor of you to run it over according to your ideas & send it me as soon as you can. Dont let your politeness induce you to make a few immaterial alterations & then say it is so good that you cant make... Continue Reading
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I thank you for your attention to my wishes, but by retaining the original letter it is not in my power to reply to it, having no account of the names of the writers. Please send it to me to Concord, to the care of <Warren> Hill Esquire, who will send it after me. The reception here & every where has been most brilliant & affectionate but they have been in danger of Killing the... Continue Reading
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I bespeak for the proposition I am about to make yours and Mrs. Butler's most deliberate consideration, before you conclude to reject it. I say Mrs. B's, because in whatever relation so essentially to your future welfare, she ought of right to be consulted; & she has on a former occasion shown herself so much wiser than we were, that it would be positive injustice, to refuse to call her into... Continue Reading
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You request me to express to you my Impressions on the subject of the Title of the Livingston Family to the lands you possess and your associates possess, those of you with whom I am acquainted I am persuaded must be sensible of the delicacy of my situation in complying with my ^your^ wishes most controversies which are to undergo the ordeal of legal scrutiny must at all times be doubtfull, and... Continue Reading
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For fear that any misrepresentations may be made or undue advantage taken respecting of my not attending the meeting at Jonas Millers to day, I think proper to inform you of the manner in which I have ben invited to attend and the reasons of my non-attendance. On, monday last Jacob R. Van Rensselear Esquire applyed to me on the subject of certain reports which he alledged were in circulation... Continue Reading
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