Robert Treat Paine Papers, Volume 2
I have not heard anything lately from Mr. Hellon respecting the Land at Eastown. I want to know wether he is likely to give me other security as I had a Man with me about buying sd: Land & if he agrees to give me the price it Cost, before Mr. Hellon makes out to do better wth: it, I shall let it go, as am not obliged to keep it for him. Inclos'd is Copy of the Judgement recover'd against him, I dont see any thing mention'd abt. the £700 Security wch: sd: Hellon was to give me &c., when I see Mr. Winthrop1shall ask him abt. it. Interim I am Sr. Your hble. Servt.
Samuel Winthrop (1716–1779) was clerk of the Superior Court.
I am favd. with yours of 3d Inst. Incloseing an agreemt. between Hellon & me, wch. I have sign'd & now Return back to you, wch. you please to Deliver him & let him know I shall give no further time & therefore Expect he will get the Remainder of the Security ready by last of Augt: without faill. Am greatly oblig'd to you for carrying the Deed to the Registers Office it wd: be a Satisfaction to my Father to have a Certificate for the Same wch. beg you'l get soon as Conveniant. I hope you'l perswade Seth Williams to take his pay out of Reuben Delano:s Debts if he is willing you'l please to make him withdraw the Execution & give him yr. Note to pay him soon as you are in cash on accot. of sd. Delano's Debt & this shall be your Security for so doing. I am in haste, Mr. Heeth waiting, Remain Your M H St.
PS: I had a moist Day for Rideing last Saturday, but got home before night.
I am favd. wth. yours of 8th. Instt. & am realley Sorry you shd. be so plagu'd wth: Coll. Richmond & Hellon and am of your mind that Richmond ought to take Hellon's Plank Security, seing I am so great a Sufferer, & Hellon a man in Distressed Cercumstances & t'wd. not Ruin the coll. to Accept his Offer. The Sherriff here takes poundage either on amo. of Effects Sold, or Appriz'd by Men chose by Each party, & if Execution is for £2000. & he pays the Creditor only 200£ he receives poundage only on £200. If Coll. Richmon will not be satisfied in Settleing the poundage as aforesd. Mr. Hellon must Complain of him. I have no Mony or wd. not Value paying the right poundage for sd: Hellon & take his363Plank Security. I hope to see you in a few days & that you'l be able to settle Williams's affair, otherwise poor Fossey must go to Goal, as he has no money nor nothing Else. I am Respectfully Sr., Your assur'd Frd.
PS. I shall Sail for England in Fourteen days.