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Yates to Rev. John Dixon, Feb 27 1774

Fredsburg Febry. 27th 1774

Revd. Mr Jno. Dixon
I shoud have answered your favr. of the 21st ulto. sooner had I not waited for the result of your determination after being more particularly inform'd in the case of Negro Harry that Mr Clayton, who promised to represent it to you in its true light but as this appears not to have been done I now on good advice inform you that I esteem the sale fraudulent, and therefore will not abide by it or pay my Bond to you unless compelled, wch I am not afraid of. I also now tender you the said slave Harry to be delivered to any person here that you appoint to receive him & this I desire may be done soon lest he shoud die or if he lives I shall make a charge against you for his maintenance from this date if he is not soon taken off my hands for he has not since the sale done one hours work neither do I expect he ever will be able
Waiting your answer, I am Sir Your most hble servt
Chs. Yates

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[Charles Yates Letterbook, p. 55. 1773-1783 The Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia #3807 (micro M 570-P)]


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