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MVB to Abr[aha]m A. V[an] Buren, [1816]


I do not remember why the cause ^of Wheeler^ was put off. They must know that. Wigram is the Witness to the lease & as such is certainly necessary if they will not admit the execution which I presume they will. There has always been great uncertainty as to what the Ptff. claims & I do not suppose that Wms. knows exactly. He has heretofore recovered all the over plus lands & for the mesne profits of them. The question now I believe is whether we shall go to the objects mentiond in our Lease or whether we shall be confined to the distances. I do not know that Wigram will be otherwise material than I have above stated. Holly is a poor creature & I believe that I advised them to get a capable and honest man to run for them. You must get Williams to consent to dispense with the production of the records of his own Judgments if they should become material, & let them be pressed to disprove any possession in the o[. . .] the lands excluded from this lease & before recovered. I shall leave here for Kinderhook on Thursday afternoon & be at Kinderhook Hudson on Saturday moring or Fryday Eving. Get me a good room as you proposed at Hollys



Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)