Letter from Dan Jones, 8 January 1844

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extreme to your loss as well as mine, nor is it to be wondered at that he has never given me any acount of what the Boat has been doing since she left I have never asked him for a divident, but to know what the Boat was making & from the comencement has obstinately refused to inform me of the profit or loss, or how he disposed of the proceeds, I have not yet found out what she made on , & when I wd. [would]ask him who had possesion of what little property I had & the proceeds of years of hard Labor: his only answer was, twas not my buisness to Know, that I had nothing to do with him and he never wd. give me any satisfaction, under the existing circumstances I wrote to yrself for redress, he boasting that he represented much the larger interest, I am afraid that neither of us will ever find out how much the Boat has made this much however I know that of the proceeds of this trip from Red River over a hundred Dolls. cash which he recd. pr. freights here, he either will not or cannot account for up to this time, in short his conduct has been such throughout as wd. have merited yr. highest disaprobation, & Dear Sir I asure you that nothing short of the high regard which I had, & I pray ever will have for you has forbid my treating him, as I wd. any other person of the alike conduct, according to his demerit, but tis likely he will have his story to tell, then we have only to avert to proof, which is abundant on board here. or I shd. be pleased if you wd. apply for particulars to gentleman at , who was an eye witness to his conduct, address to E. H. Hubbard[,] Boston house[,] But to change the topic, (as tho’ twas impossible to do buisness amicably in these days) came here (report came ahead of him from &c) a facsimilie of his own statement that he had claims against the Boat to a Large Amt. that he was coming to take charge of her &c. the consequence was that a store Bill of $135. left unpaid at was sent here before came and attached the Boat. I had not a Dollr. nor could I effect a loan here, by adding some cost I put off the judgement, had over that amt in hand & refused to let me have it to pay that off. refused to do anything unless I would give him comand of the Boat. the Boat had been damaged by breaking the guards which had to be repaired, he wd. not assist unless I wd. give him comand &c I had at length offers of freights to various places by drawing on which would have enabled me to repair & pay the above. I consulted , but he emphatically declared that boat shd. not leave here unless he went Master of her. I insisted on [p. [2]]
extreme to your loss as well as mine, nor is it to be wondered at that he has never given me any acount of what the Boat has been doing since she left I have never asked him for a divident, but to know what the Boat was making & from the comencement has obstinately refused to inform me of the profit or loss, or how he disposed of the proceeds, I have not yet found out what she made on , & when I wd. [would]ask him who had possesion of what little property I had & the proceeds of years of hard Labor: his only answer was, twas not my buisness to Know, that I had nothing to do with him and he never wd. give me any satisfaction, under the existing circumstances I wrote to yrself for redress, he boasting that he represented much the larger interest, I am afraid that neither of us will ever find out how much the Boat has made this much however I know that of the proceeds of this trip from Red River over a hundred Dolls. cash which he recd. pr. freights here, he either will not or cannot account for up to this time, in short his conduct has been such throughout as wd. have merited yr. highest disaprobation, & Dear Sir I asure you that nothing short of the high regard which I had, & I pray ever will have for you has forbid my treating him, as I wd. any other person of the alike conduct, according to his demerit, but tis likely he will have his story to tell, then we have only to avert to proof, which is abundant on board here. or I shd. be pleased if you wd. apply for particulars to gentleman at , who was an eye witness to his conduct, address to E. H. Hubbard, Boston house, But to change the topic, (as tho’ twas impossible to do buisness amicably in these days) came here (report came ahead of him from &c) a facsimilie of his own statement that he had claims against the Boat to a Large Amt. that he was coming to take charge of her &c. the consequence was that a store Bill of $135. left unpaid at was sent here before came and attached the Boat. I had not a Dollr. nor could I effect a loan here, by adding some cost I put off the judgement, had over that amt in hand & refused to let me have it to pay that off. refused to do anything unless I would give him comand of the Boat. the Boat had been damaged by breaking the guards which had to be repaired, he wd. not assist unless I wd. give him comand &c I had at length offers of freights to various places by drawing on which would have enabled me to repair & pay the above. I consulted , but he emphatically declared that boat shd. not leave here unless he went Master of her. I insisted on [p. [2]]
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