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Letter, John Althause, Fisherie Point, to Mr. Easson

Regarding his saw mill and selling a half interest for £142.  15 October 1786.  1 page : 30 x 49 cm.   Easson family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3478 B/60

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          Fisherie Point 15th Octr 1786
Dear Sir
          I received your kind letter the 22nd Septr
it did give me and Mrs Althouse & my family
the greatest Pleasure to hear of your good
State of health and your family, thank God
mine is at present very well and likewise
Charles. We all join all with our best
Compliments to you Mrs Easson &
Mr Easson your Father and all your
Family. You mentioned to me in your
letter to know the Expence of the saw
mill which was Justly divided by Mr
Marcure and me which amounted to two
hundred & eighty four pounds. If it will
Shut [suit] you to pay the half you shall have
it at the Joint Expence as I have it
from Mr Marcure which is one hundred
fourty two pounds, be so good and let
me know your answer, which I from this
Day forth Dayly rate for as there has been
made to me many offers by Gentlemen
hear to pay Shares in the mill. I hope you
have got a half dozen Barrels of fish for me
Pray send them by the first opportunity
and direct them to the Care of Mr. McPherson
in St Jones             I am Dear Sir your very
To Mr Easson           Humble Servant
          John Althouse

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