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B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Butler to MVB, c29 May 1816

Dear Sir, 

I send a Bill of Costs in Hathaway vs. Jenkins. In the Denton cause, you will perceive by the order, that a Report from a master must come in before final decree. A copy of the order must be served on Mr. Williams ^with a summons from a Master.^ I went before the Chancellor & had the words "to one of the masters of this Court residing in the city of Hudson" inserted so that Mr. Monell can make the Report.  

The Chancellor was quite pleasant on the subject: He said, the decree was a tough one, was hard on Mr. W., that he ought not to submit to it, that a regard for ^his^ reputation if not for his money, would unquestionably induce him to appeal, that he ought to appeal & would appeal &c &c. &c.

I will attend to the other case, Townsend vs <Shaw>

Sup. Court




If Abm. has returned from his Bridal tour, please to inform him that I have noticed this cause to Vanderpoel, for trial at Troy, on Monday the 3d. of June next. 

People vs. 


Trespass suits brot. by Mr. V. Vechten. I have noticed them for trial at Oneida Circuits on the 13th. of June.





 You made a memorandum to the Register. "Timothy Tallman Complr. lives in Pompton, Bergen Co. N. Jersey, will attend the Court in Oneida next year." Will you write to him, or shall I? They were not tried last year, thro Mr. V Vechtens mistake.

 Judge Spencer has not yet arrived in Town. He stopped on Sunday at Red Hook. 


B. F. Butler


I moved to the office in the new house yesterday. 

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Source: PHi Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection: Gratz Collection (PHi)
Series: Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)