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James L. Van Orden to
Messrs. Jones and Bailey


From the personal collection of Sylvia Hasenkopf

Messrs. Jones and Bailey
New York

Catskill June 25, 1818


Yours of 12th inst has been duly received  & inclosed you have the bill of sale of Dederick's vessel. I have had in my hands for some days some money on your account waiting for a good opportunity to transmit it to you & shall forward it by the first that offers. I have expected for some time past some more on your account for Dederick's debts & look for it daily. When received the first opportunity will be embraced to transmit the whole to you. No opportunity now offering. I of course send you the bill of sale by mail.

In haste
Your ????

J. Van Orden

I would have sent the money in hand by mail but didnt like to assign it.



Messrs. Jones and Bailey
Corner of Counties Slip and Front Str.
New York
Genl. Rathbone

Catskill, June 27th 1818

Inclosed we send you By Mr. Rathbone $134.74 one hundred was received from the Bakers - $34.74 the Balance of Wickes and Lines cut; be good enough to acknowledge the recpt. of the same.

Yours ??

Js. L. Van Orden

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