Letter to Horace Hotchkiss, 26 November 1842

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between us, this explains the reason of my doing so. I have since learned from a decision of the Judge of the supreme court that it was not necessary, and that the Law has no jurisdiction over such a contract; consequently, as I have before stated I am disposed to hold to it, providing you will not press the payments.
Under these circumstances I consider it unnecessary to give you the information required in your letter in regard to the number and kind of houses on the land &c. I shall expect to hear from you again soon.
In regard to your having wrote to me some few weeks ago I will observe, that I have received no communication from you for some months back; if you wrote to me, the letter has been brake open and detained not no doubt; as has been the case with a great quantity of letters from my friends of late and especially within the past three months. Few if any letters for me can get through the post Office in this place and more particularly letters containing money and matters of much importance. I am satisfied that and others connected with him has been the means of doing incalculable injury not only to myself but to the citizens in general, and sir under such a state of things you will have some idea of the difficulties I have to encounter and the censure I have to bear through the unjust conduct of that man and others whom he permits to interfere with the Post Office business.
Having said so much I must close for the present. You will hereby understand my feelings upon the [p. [2]]
between us, this explains the reason of my doing so. I have since learned from a decision of the Judge of the supreme court that it was not necessary, and that the Law has no jurisdiction over such a contract; consequently, as I have before stated I am disposed to hold to it, providing you will not press the payments.
Under these circumstances I consider it unnecessary to give you the information required in your letter in regard to the number and kind of houses on the land &c. I shall expect to hear from you again soon.
In regard to your having wrote to me some few weeks ago I will observe, that I have received no communication from you for some months back; if you wrote to me, the letter has been brake open and detained no doubt; as has been the case with a great quantity of letters from my friends of late and especially within the past three months. Few if any letters for me can get through the post Office in this place and more particularly letters containing money and matters of much importance. I am satisfied that and others connected with him has been the means of doing incalculable injury not only to myself but to the citizens in general, and sir under such a state of things you will have some idea of the difficulties I have to encounter and the censure I have to bear through the unjust conduct of that man and others whom he permits to interfere with the Post Office business.
Having said so much I must close for the present. You will hereby understand my feelings upon the [p. [2]]
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