Benjamin Franklin Butler to MVB, 19 June 1816
B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Butler to MVB, 19 June 1816
June 19th 1816.
I send the certificate in Dentons case having been fortunate enough to find the Bill of Mr. <Henry's> & the answers among the rubbish of the Registers office. But you will see that the exact amount paid for the Judgment of Van Schaack is not set forth in the answers. I will send the order of Reference & the subpoenas on Friday, the order not being yet made out. The Jamesville people have sold out & the purchaser has written for a bill, which I have sent. He <engages> to pay in a short time. Mr. Lush has lately spoken to me about the Thurman ejectments. Shall I notice them? The circuit is the 8th of July. Livingston has not filed an answer, nor entered an appearance, at either of the offices here. I receive but little money in the office at this time, though there is more than $1600 ^costs^ due on Judgments, (including those of last term) which are all completed. However, executions will bring something in the course of the Summer. The school money is all loaned, & the Niagara sufferers have all been released, so that there is no chance for sending Hudson money into the Country. Money exchanges with any other persons here, would not go far out of town.
I have received yours by Mr. Chester, am truly thankful for your offer & shall now have no hesitation in accompanying you. Mr. Hanton has borne away the palm by his late displays at this place.