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Lemuel Kingsbury to MVB,  24 April 1815

Respected Sir

I rec'd a visit from a Gentleman who demanded of me money in behalf of this State which is their due and my duty to pay, by reason of wrong information I have neglected paying the Intrest supposing that the Law did not req^u^ire payments on Interes[t] untill 1817 but my misunderstanding does not pay my debt. I became a settler on <s'd> Lots Viz No—11—13—117 on the 30 of last May. Has not the Legislature directed suits brought against actual settlers to be discontinued? I have Receits for intrest amounting to about $100. If the suit must go on can ^I^ by paying intrest and cost have the privilege of paying as other settlers have or must the whole be paid immediately, if Sir you will be so kind as to drop a line on the Business directed to Sangerfield you would much Oblige a stranger

& Obdt. Servt.

Lemuel Kingsbury

Lemuel Kingbury

2nd. May 1815

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Source: N-Ar New York State Archives
Collection: Attorney General Papers (N-Ar)
Series: Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)