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Boudinot, formerly of the Continental Congress, writes in his private capacity as a lawyer, touching on a number of cases.
[recto] Elizabeth Town Feb’y 24’ 1797 D SIr A long Absence from home, prevented the receipt of your Letters relative to Sir Rob Barkers Affair till about Ten days ago _ A multiplenty of more important Business necessarily engaged my attention on my return, till within a few days, I embraced the first Opportunity, of Considering the Papers sent me_ I have spent three Days on it and have given it a full Consideration, and have weighed every Objection ag. the Title, and am Convinced of the Propriety of requiring an Ejectment_ Enclosed you have the Result of my Reflections on the Subject_ I keep the Papers you sent me as I suppose they are Copies made out for the Purpose [illegible] if not I will return them on Notice_ Mr Franklin presses [prefers] me to bring an Action on your Note I mention to you_ Do Endeavour to settle it before Court, so as to prevent such a disagreeale Consequence_ Will you be so kind as to forward me all Lord Drummonds Survey, or rather Captain Drummonds that remain in your Office, also an Account of what Rights he is entitled to under the new dividend with a certified copy of the warrants_ When you get Mess ‘Patterson of Ogden’, [verso] Opinions you had better Exchange Copies with each after which, will be the Time for a Meeting_ I am D Sir Your Hble Servt [signed Elias Boudinot James Parker Esq
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Elias Boudinot, James Parker, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1787, Robert Barker, Lord Drummon, Captain Drummon
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Boudinot, Elias, "Elias Boudinot letter to James Parker on legal matters. Elizabethtown, N.J., 1787." (1779). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 134.
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