Letter from Reuben McBride, 28 February 1844

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if Danl Carter has not got anny lease see if there was anny except the one given to or if he has a copy send that do not delay one moment I shall take Moove in to the house myself if I can till the storm is over I think it will be best I shall not delay on my part in geting out of the house and off the farm in your letter to him you Called it your farm they make conciderable handle of that expression, they pretend has recvd. his pay for the farm and that it is your individual property Mr Osbon thinks it will depend on testimony a great deal wheather they hold it or not says if you have got a Deed of the Mummies executed by him it is a forged one for he never gave you anny your house where you used to live was forfeited to the and Sold I talked with he thought it was not lawfull I think so too but I thought it would be better to pay $5, than to pay moore <​runn anny risk​> they are trying to get posession will tell you the situation of it it being in Johnsons hands I had nothing to do with it I recvd through the favor of a power of Atorney from Miss Rose of to take care of and rent her house and pay it <​the rent​> to you the house is very much out of repair I sent a note by to <​you​> against and & Cowdery or swore out an atachment and Levyed on s. Place Cowdery being in posession of the place and doing the business for I setled it with by letting him have the old Bank house it was going to destruction, and save Mr s. by the means so I sent the note to you and you can do with it as you I think proper wheather I done right or rong in that I leave with you I hired the money to pay the tax on the farm and suceeded in getting the money of to replace it about the time he recvd your letter If I had not got it just as I did I should not probably have got it at tall wheather I shall be able to Collect the back rent or not is very uncertain but I will do the best I can [p. 2]
if Danl Carter has not got anny lease see if there was anny except the one given to or if he has a copy send that do not delay one moment I shall Moove in to the house myself if I can till the storm is over I think it will be best I shall not delay on my part in geting out of the house and off the farm in your letter to him you Called it your farm they make conciderable handle of that expression, they pretend has recvd. his pay for the farm and that it is your individual property Mr Osbon thinks it will depend on testimony a great deal wheather they hold it or not says if you have got a Deed of the Mummies executed by him it is a forged one for he never gave you anny your house where you used to live was forfeited to the and Sold I talked with — he thought it was not lawfull I think so too but I thought it would be better to pay $5, than to runn anny risk they are trying to get posession will tell you the situation of it it being in Johnsons hands I had nothing to do with it I recvd through the favor of a power of Atorney from Miss Rose of to take care of and rent her house and pay the rent to you the house is very much out of repair I sent a note by to you against and & Cowdery or swore out an atachment and Levyed on s. Place Cowdery being in posession of the place and doing the business for I setled it with by letting him have the old Bank house it was going to destruction, and save s. by the means so I sent the note to you and you can do with it as you think proper wheather I done right or rong in that I leave with you I hired the money to pay the tax on the farm and suceeded in getting the money of to replace it about the time he recvd your letter If I had not got it just as I did I should not probably have got it at tall wheather I shall be able to Collect the back rent or not is very uncertain but I will do the best I can [p. 2]
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