Fr. Vespre to Fr. Mulledy on accepting an arrangement for the payments due from the sale of 1838, March 25, 1844
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[March 25, 1844, to Rev. Thos F Mulledy, George Town College, Mar 25/1844]
Revd & Dr Fr in Xt
This morning I received a letter from Mr E J Forestall of New Orleans, our Agent in the Johnson affair, Notifying us that he had received the power of attorney and that he had finally succeeded in procuring the most ample security for the payment of money due us for Negroes: He says; “The Estate on which now rests your security is one of the finest in the state and is worth at a low valuation ($150000.00) one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. It will produce annually upwards of (500) Five hundred hogsheads of sugar. I believe you now most completely correct, in notifying (he continued) Governor Johnson of your acceptance of the act it will be well for Mr Mulledy to say that “al tho’ not acknowledging the declaration of Govr Johnson as to the disposal of the Negroes in Maryland and afterwards recorded in Louisiana as having been mortgaged to him, said Mulledy &c or something to that Effect: so as to do away with the appearance of a connivance in an act which certainly was fraudulant. Do not fail, Says he, to send me for record how the letter of Mr Mulledy accepting or rejecting the arrangement”
Thus far the letter.
We have accepted the arrangement; be therefore, so kind, as to send me a letter accepting the arrangement, that I may enclose it to Mr Forstall and also one for Gov. Johnson when notifying him of the acceptance of the act.