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Report of the Attorney General, also mentioned in the minutes of yesterday:
The Attorney General in obedience to the resolution of the hon. the assembly of this day, directing him to report the existing provisions by law relative to the payment of prizes in Medical Science Lottery number five:
No one I assure can be more sensible of the Utility of your institution, or more sincerely desirious for its success than myself; and I feel highly honored by the application you have been instructed to make to me by its members.
Will you have to goodness to select the paper for me mentioned in the enclosed memorandum of Messrs. P. &. F Man. You will see by the memorandum the reason for haste. After you have made the selections Messrs P & F.
I go to Newyork this morning and will be back in about two weeks when I hope you will not fail to pay me $300 on account of Mr. Ten Eyck, for which I will give him a receipt as for a seperate payment made by him.
Know all men by these presents that we Martin Van Buren and Peter I.
Mr Cantine handed me two Bonds the one a blank one the other executed by you and <illegible> so as to be executed by me also, the one executed by you Cantine informs me is incorrect and if I <execute> any he wishes me to sign the Blank one or in other words the one that you have not yet signed.
Your little note by my father was to me as acceptable as it was unexpected. It was doubly grateful, for it not only assumed me of your affectionate remembrance, but it gave me from the best authenticity the most pleasing intelligence of our dear little Margaret. Oh how I wish I could see her.
* * * * * We are boarding at Mr Jones,' directly opposite our office, (Gilbert Stewart's house,) where we have very pleasant lodgings. Our departure from Sandy Hill was so sudden, that we left all our furniture in the house, and for the present shall continue to board out.
From the examination I have been able to give the subject I am satisfyed that Platners property has not descended to his heirs. The Statute making that provision confines it to cases when the offence was committed after the first of March 1799. Platners was long before although he was not tried till afterward.
I am much gratified by your letter to an unsuccessful candidate but believing that I understand your character, it does not surprise me.
I have concluded to trouble you once more about my business with my brother William. I am sorry to be under the necessity of doing this, as I know you have as much business of your own as you can attend to, but there is no other person who can assist me so effectually as you can, and you may rely upon it, that if ever an opportunity occurs, I will return the favor.