Edmund Randolph, 21 February 1780
Letter from Edmund Randolph to an unknown recipient, dated February 21, 1780. Special Collection Research Center, Swem Library, College of William & Mary.
Letter Text, 21 February 1780
Williamsburg Feby. 21 1780.
Since my last by the posts, I have received from Mr Hunter the amount of the bond, and the costs of suit. But I shall retain the money in my hands 'til I hear from you. Mr. Hunter says, and I almost conclude the fact to be so from Mr Peyton's letter to Mr. Wythe, his former counsel, that Mr. West verbally promised to release him from the interest. If so, I consider him, as bound in honour, to release it also. I shall dismiss the suit, when it is called, and, should you not be inclined to abate the interest, I will deliver the money to any person, whom you shall commission to receive it. R.B. Mr. H. says, that he overpaid a former bond. If so, be pleased to inform me, and authorize me to pay Mr. H. the balance in his favour.
I am Sir yr. Mo. Ob. Serv. Edm. Randolph