Letter from William Pratt, 30 April 1844

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This I think must have been the intention of the parties at the time as I find on further examination that you have subsequently conveyed to Mr. [Isaac] Chase and others the whole of the said quarter section.——
The next thing to which to call your attention is, that ’s title in the beforementioned property still remains good and strong, as there is nothing on record to shew that she has in any shape or form conveyed it to you or any other person. Consequently before my title can be valid it is necessary that you and she should give me a deed of it. This can be done for a mere nominal consideration say of one dollar which will make every thing straight and fair. I neither want nor ask any thing but what is just and upright between man and man, and I think I might say the same for you. I therefore anticipate no difficulty in adjusting the matter. I shall be in town this morning about nine oClock and will call upon you. I am most anxious to get on my journey to as there is a vessel lying there in which I have taken my passage to . I should have [been] off on last friday evening had it not been for the affair in question. If Wiggans’s deed to conveys to her the whole of the north west quarter it would be well to send it over to again and have the record made right. or if the And now my dear Sir believe me yours most respectfully &c
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30th. Apl. 1844) [p. [2]]
This I think must have been the intention of the parties at the time as I find on further examination that you have subsequently conveyed to Mr. Isaac Chase and others the whole of the said quarter section.——
The next thing to which to call your attention is, that ’s title in the beforementioned property still remains good and strong, as there is nothing on record to shew that she has in any shape or form conveyed it to you or any other person. Consequently before my title can be valid it is necessary that you and she should give me a deed of it. This can be done for a mere nominal consideration say of one dollar which will make every thing straight and fair. I neither want nor ask any thing but what is just and upright between man and man, and I think I might say the same for you. I therefore anticipate no difficulty in adjusting the matter. I shall be in town this morning about nine oClock and will call upon you. I am most anxious to get on my journey to as there is a vessel lying there in which I have taken my passage to . I should have [been] off on last friday evening had it not been for the affair in question. If Wiggans’s deed to conveys to her the whole of the north west quarter it would be well to send it over to again and have the record made right. And now my dear Sir believe me yours most respectfully &c
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30th. Apl. 1844) [p. [2]]
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