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Yates to John Hatley Norton, March 22, 1774

Fredsburg March 22d 1774

Mr J H Norton
Your favour of the 15th Inst. is at hand by this days Post. It is very unlucky that you shoud have addressed your servants to me as I have ever since the unfortunate Bargain I made with Capt. Goosley determined never more to have any concerns with such cattle - and also yt [that] you shoud have sent them to this River as we have been overrun with them valuable Tradesmen selling by retail from fifteen to Twenty Pounds on long creditt - and just now when Mr Thomas Hodge has a full cargo just arrived - All I can do for your service will be to advertise that such Tradesmen as you mention may be soon expected here and give Mr Adams on his arrival such information or advice as may appear most for your interest - The late heavy rains have caused a considerable Fresh in the River & will probably stop the vessel from getting up here for several Days so that you may have time to give Mr Adams further Instructions by return of Post - The Revd Mr Stevenson has assured me he will pay your demand on him, before I go to Wmsburg - I am very truly Sir
Your obed hble servt
Chs. Yates

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[Charles Yates Letterbook, p. 61. 1773-1783 The Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia #3807 (micro M 570-P)]


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