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Catalog Number KSa044854
Collection Kate Strong Historical Library
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1835/10/26
Scope & Content Milford Pike County Pensylvania October 26th 1835
Dear Brother,
I recieved yours of the 14th this morning. Am glad to find you are all well.
I was in hope you would have been able to come up. Mr Conklin met us in Scotchtown on Tuesday the 20th agreeable to appointment. We putt up at Mr Sears'a, We got there about one o clock and went on to Scotchtown. Mr Conklin arivd there about 4 0 Clock. Smith went up to see Mr Hulse. We thought we would give the neighbors a fair chance. Mr Sears said he would give no more than $2800. I told Smith he must bargain with Conklin or Hulse and I would stand back, One was enough to bargain,
Smith knew my mind. I told him I should be satisfied with $3000 but get more if he could. Mr Hulse bid $3100, Mr Conkling $3150. Smith come to me and told me Conkling's bid. I advisd him to not let Conkling go and in about 20 minutes Mr Conkling come up to $3200 which was the price Smith had let on it in the morning but I did not think he would get it. This was on Wednesday about 12 o clock.
We went from Mr Sears to Scotchtown calculating to get Doctr Hornbeck to draw the Article between us. He was gone from home. Jacob Mills Junr drew the Article. Next day Thursday we recievd the $1000 nand in the article and it was endorsd on the back of the article. The remaining $2200 to be paid on the first day of April next which is the time he is to have possesion at which time we give him a sufficient title, It is mentioned in the article that you and Smith must give the deed. Smith and I concluded any time you could come up, the deed could be made out and be ready for delivery on the first of April next. My friends in Orange County that is acquainted with the farm thinks we have made a good sale.
Lettyann was well last Thursday. Smith went down with Mr Conkling and saw her. We are all well here in Milford. We paid of the most of the debts in Orange County. We shall have to go over between this and winter when we calculate to settle all the debts in Orange County,
The farm was under a great disadvantage for sale, it being so much out of repair I dont think we could have done any better than we have done. Some advised us to sell the two places separate but it was not my opinion, Mr Sears said when being asked if he would not take the lower place if Mr Hulse took the upper, he said he wanted the whole or else none at all. But after we had sold, he said if Hulse had purchased he was to take the lower place which caused
Smith and me to laugh to think how completely Mr Sears had brought him-self out, It showd to us that Mr Sears and Hulse were coty~ind together. We should not have been able to have hot more than $3000.
Mr Conkling was the means of our getting $200 more, and I beleive we done as well as if we had sold at public vendue, Mr Conkling said he wanted both places or he would have nothing to e with it. There is a great many places advertised for sale in Orange County. I an affraid we will have trouble with David A. Morison in getting the rent, but I hope it may be better than I expect,
Nothing more at present. We want you to come up as soon as you can.
Yours Affectionately Seth Williamson
Notes - Purchased from Bernard Press by R. M. Gipson for the Museums