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. Randolph writes to explain that he has received the bond and court costs from the losing party. Wythe was the formal counsel for one of the parties.
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