Great Barrington Apl 10 1824.
On last Monday all the hides in the vats of Cyrenus Stevens in West Stockbridge were attached and taken out on a writ in favour of Spencer & Crocker of West Stockbridge 1 against Stevens. As soon as I learnt this fact which was yesterday I went to W. Stockbridge to learn more particularly what had been done. On my arrival I found that 500 hides had been attached, of which 400 were afterwards replevied as the property of Simeon Brown of Pittsfield who had taken them away with him to Pittsfield. The remaining 100 were slaughter hides. I have thought it my duty to give you this information that you might take such steps as you may think expedient.--
WILLIAM C. BRYANT
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-GR ADDRESS: Messrs. R. B. Southwick & Co Docketed: Wm C. Bryant / Apl 10th 1824.
Great Barrington Apl 12 1824.
My Dear Sir--
Every letter I have received from you has been something more than a week on the road. If you will take the pains to direct them via Hartford they will get to me in two days. Will you be so obliging as to give orders that my copy of the Gazette and other copies which may be taken in Gt Barrington be directed in that manner.--
As for the payment of the $200.00--it is an old maxim that a good paymaster pays when his work is done:--that, I suppose will be at the end of the year. --It might however be convenient for me to receive $100.00 at the end of 6 mouths-- It may be sent by mail, unless I should previously direct otherwise.
I am sir
WILLIAM C. BRYANT
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Publication information: Book title: The Letters of William Cullen Bryant. Volume: 1. Contributors: William Cullen Bryant II - Editor, Thomas G. Voss - Editor, William Cullen Bryant - Author. Publisher: Fordham University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1975. Page number: 153.
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