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Title: Letter from Thomas Baxter to James Iredell, Jr., December 10, 1818: Electronic Edition.
Author: Baxter, Thomas
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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First Edition, 2005
Size of electronic edition: ca. 17K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2005
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Languages used in the text: English
Revision history:
2005-07-20, Brian Dietz finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Letter from Thomas Baxter to James Iredell, Jr., December 10, 1818
Author: T. Baxter
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Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Letter from Thomas Baxter to James Iredell, Jr., December 10, 1818
Baxter, Thomas



Page 1

Mr. Iredell

Will examine my a/c and statement of Inc., &c & memorial (inclosed) which if you think will answer I will thank you to lay them before the board of trustees your attention to the Business will very much oblige.

Your humble servt. &c

T. Baxter

10th Dec. 1818



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The Honourable

President and board of trustees of the state of north Carolina the memorial of Thomas Baxter shews that your memorialist entered into compromise and bargain with Wm. Slade , Wm. H. Murphree, and Simon Turner Esquires , on the 2d day of April 1811, for certain lands which the trustees then laid claim to in Currituck County (known by the Cockton Land) for which land & premises your memorialist entered into bond to the amount of $1500 to be paid in three separate installments three years to come from the said 2d day of April 1811 that is the 1st due 2d April 1812 the 2d due 2d apr 1813 and the 3d due the 2d apr 1814 all of which became due before the titles were established by the Supreme Court of this state, which took place in Jany 1816 as your memorialist believes and by the procrastination of the suits of law respecting the title, have subjected your memo.s to much inconvenience and a burthen of interest to amount of $247.50 making the calculation of Int from the beginning due of the bonds to the 1st Jany 1816 that your memos. have paid in principal $1947, without Int which with Int make $2047.59½. That the Int on the debt of $1500, calculating Int to 24th Septr 1818 the date of the last payment is $493.11. Principal and Int makes $1993.11 which from the a/c stated if correct, the credit extinguish the debt and leave a balance of $54.48½ due in favour of your memorialist &c.
Now may it please the honourable board &c to calculate and correct my a/c if erroneous and further grant that the Int which accrued before the title were known, which is stated $247.50 and the balance between the debit and credit which appears to be $54.48½ which makes the sum of $301.98½ which your memorialist conceived that in equity and good conscience should be paid back to him which would leave a balance due the trustees the sum of $1691.12½.

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Your memorialist submit these remarks to shew the a/c more fully &c. Your mems. pray to be acquitted from the Int accrued before title confirmed and to be heard & dealt with in money as your mems. were drawn into the compromise contrary to his will whereby his own Judgment was perverted through advice of Mr. Slade &c all of which is respectfully submitted and in duty bound will ever pray &c.



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Thomas Baxter in a/c with the trustees of North Carolina Contra Cr
1811 2d apr To a compromise with the trustees Wm. Slade , Wm. H. Murphree, and Simon Turner as agreed &c for the John Cockton tract of land in Currituck which the trustees claim title to and a suit now pending at this state in the Superior Court of Currituck 1500
To 1 installment $500 due 2d apr 1812 $194.37
Int. on $500 to 24th Sept. 1818
6 years, 5 mos., & ⅔ month
To Int on $500 to 24th Septr. 1818 $164.37
5 years 5 & ⅔ months
To Int. on $500 to 24th Septr. 1818 $134.37 493 11
4 years 5 & ⅔ months
amt. due with interest . . . . . $1993 11
To balance in favour of Thomas Baxter over paid Ja. Iredell 54 48½
$2047 59½
The first installment due
2d april 1812. the 2d installment
2d april 1813. the 3d installment
2d april 1814 . . . . .
8th Septr. 1816 By Ja. Iredell receipt . . . . . $300
By Int to 24th Septr. 1818 36.75 336 75
2 years 16 days . . . . .
5 march 1817 By Jas. Iredell receipt $333
By Int to 24th Septr. 1818 31.08 364 08
18 & ⅔ months
19th Septr1817. By Ja. Iredell receipt $150
By Int to 24th Septr. 1818 1912½ 159 12½
12 & ⅙ month
4th march 1818 By Ja. Iredell receipt $514
By Int to 24th Septr. 1818 17.14 531 14
6 & ⅔ months
14th may 1818 By Ja. Iredell receipt $300
By Int to 24th Septr. 1818 6.50 306 50
6 & ⅓ months
24th Septr. 1818 By Ja. Iredell receipt $350 350
amt. paid with interest $2047 59½

E. E. P.

T. Baxter


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