Geo[rge] Caines to MVB, 3 July 1816
I know not what fees you allude to. When I was in Albany last, I paid Mr Bloodgood & took a receipt in full. I have never issued a writ or filed a plea since. The same year I paid Mr Farilie for the Year <before> any <cent>. I only wish to know how & why I am charged fees when I have done no business, and have my receipt in full. Pray inform me on whose statement I have had this amount given in against me: for I know not of a possibility of such a demand existing—That I may inquire as to the returns made & detect the errors.
Have you looked at the land? Surely what was worth on your own representation 900$ in 1813 is worth $800 now? If you will buy I will take your note, without interest at 2 years for $500,
subje ^for^ the lot subject to the incumbrance of $300 now on it. Let me hear from you
Yrs very sincerely
3 July 1816