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I have just been informed by L. Beardsley Esqr. that a new Suit has been made by the U. States, against my father and myself as sureties of my Brother J. Gates Jr. late Paymaster of U. S. Army. You are no doubt well acquainted with the result of this same Case tried before your <drst.> friend the Honl. Judge Skinner in May last. After two or three days examination of the Accounts it... Continue Reading
Sender: Gerrit Gates
Will Mr. Pleasonton have the goodness to inform M[r.] V Buren whether the proceedings spoken of in the within can be stayed or denied. Mr Gates is a very worthy man.
I have had the honor to receive your note of the 1st enclosing a letter to you from Gerrit Gates. The suit now pending against the sureties of John Gates, late Paymaster, was instituted for the double prospects of establishing our claim against them, and of vindicating the character of some of our accounting officers, whose official acts, it is alledged, had been misrepresented, on a former trial... Continue Reading
I have had the honor to receive your note of the 30th instant enclosing a letter from Gerret Gates, requesting a further continuance of the case of the United States vs the said Gales. I cannot answer this application better than by enclosing to you a copy of the letter I had the occasion lately to address to General Van Rensselaer on the same subject. In this will be found the reasons which have... Continue Reading
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 23rd instant with one to you, enclosed, from G. A. Worth Esqr one of the sureties of the late General Edmonds. On recurring to the records and letters on file in this office I perceive that Mr. <Hafford>, another surety of General Edmonds, after obtaining a reduction of the balance against General Edmonds to about the sum of five thousand... Continue Reading
I send you a letter from my friend Mr Worth who thought as you will see something of a wag is nevertheless a very clever honest fellow. My concern for his welfare & that of his family is such that did not indisposition prevent I would call upon you in person upon his business. I am not acquainted with his present situation as to money but know that before he went to the West (where he was for... Continue Reading