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[MVB] to Unknown, [c1812]

Dr Sir,

Mr Reynolds has this moment arrived from Newyork where he has been to consult with Mr Emmet on the subject of the causes of The People V. Van Tassel & Williams and informs me that the result of that consultation is the opinion of Mr Emmet the preparations they have been able to make are not sufficient to warrant the trial of the cause at the approaching circuit, with a hope of having that full and satis factory investigation of the subject with as the <rest> ^which^ is desirable to all the parties concerned & has therefore advised agt. trying the causes at the next circuit, to which advice upon the <explanation> he has ^<illegible>^ has given me I have assented.

It is therefore the wish of the Individuals who have indemnifyed the State that the causes be not brought the time alluded to. & they will

We sincerely regret that the matter is so circumstancd, as we strongly wished to have the controversy brought to as speedy a conclusion as possible & to enable you to decide without embarrassment as to the course proper to be pursued by you in relation to the further prosecution of the causes, we will immediately after we can have a Interview ^which will be at the time^ state to you in detail the reason of this advice to the our clients & the facts upon which it is founded.

Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 2 (1 January 1812-16 February 1815)