Benjamin Day letter to John Hatley Norton, 1793 November 30

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Benjamin Day letter to John Hatley Norton, 1793 November 30

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Benjamin Day, Fredricksburg, Virginia, letter to John Hatley Norton, Winchester, Virginia, dated November 30, 1793. Day w<span>rote to Charles Grymes at Richmond as requested who said that Dr. Smith will not purchase Norton’s property in York. He thinks selling a part would cost Norton money. William Reynolds present situation will not allow him to discharge the balance of his bond so taking his houses, etc. was better than getting nothing. Asks remittances for accounts of Mr. Relph, etc. and William Anderson &amp; Co.</span>

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MS1936.3.2257
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Fredricksburg 30th. Novr: 1793

John Hatley Norton Esqr.

Dr: Sir

I duly received your Favour of 28th. Ulto. and
as you requested, i write to Mr. Grymes at Richmond. He
informs me Doctor Smith has declined purchasing
your Property in York. to take £300 for the part
of it which I mentioned to you in my last, would be sub
-jecting you to a Loss: but from Mr. Reynolds pre-
sent situaltion, however well he may intend, I dont
see how he is to discharge the Ballance of his bond; there
-fore under this Idea, taking His Houses &ca. as you
have done, was better than getting nothing - or it would
have been an unadvisable purchase ~ I shall wait
your further Directions on this Subject -

When will it be in your Power to make me fur-
-ther Assignments on account of Mr. Relph &ca.
for they are impatient to be paid -

I shall be obliged to you to remit me the
small Ballance due to Messrs. Wm. Anderson & compa.
P accot. handed you last April -

Dr. Sir     your most obedt.
Benjn: Day

Winchester

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[Page 4]

John Hatley Norton Esqr
Winchester

Colo. Woodrow

Fred.g 30 novr. 1793
Benj: Day
answd.

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Day, Benjamin, “Benjamin Day letter to John Hatley Norton, 1793 November 30,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed November 28, 2022, https://rocklibnorton.omeka.net/items/show/2257.