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Adams, John (1735-1826) To: Mr. Richard Cranch.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01801 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Braintree Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1767/01/05 Pagination: 2 p. +address+docket. 19 x 16 cm

Summary of Content: Adam's request for legal advice from brother-in-law, Richard Cranch, regarding a case and Cranch was handling for him, and the defendant's ("Lombard") countersuit.

Full Transcript: Braintree January 5 1767
my dear Brother I have been obliged to See Lambard once more, after Writing and Speaking to him Several Times, to no Purpose.-This Day he comes & begs ...that I would not enter [struck: it] the action and produces an account against you, which I here inclose. If I should ever enter the Action it will put the miserable animal to great Charge, and as he cannot file his account against a Judgement of Court, he must be put to his action, against you, which if he should recover but a Trifle, would carry more Cost than the Debt is y[e]t he demands-So that upon y[e]t whole I have determined, to take his Note to you, for the Judgement of Ct, on Interest, and to inclose his account to you, that you may consider of it and write me positive orders what to allow.-The Report of [illegible] References in your favour was 2: 4: 0 only, his account is[struck: us] near 2: 13: 4 £. M [?]-If you determine, not to allow any articles in his account, please to point out to me, what those articles are, and it will be best for me to tender him, what you will allow, that in Case he should sue, you may have a Chance to screen youself from cost-please to write me, likewise how much you paid for the References, their Fees & Expences, that I may know what Part of the Cost belongs to you and what Part to me.-Pray instruct me soon, for as Lambard promisses fairly, if he does not keep his Promisses I will certainly indulge him no longer.-my kind Regards to Sister & Betey & all-We are all well, and remain
yours &c.
John Adams
Braintree Eng. 5th. 1767
Mr. Cranch

[address leaf]
Letter from John
Adams Esqr. Abt.
Lambards affair
1767

For
Mr. Richard Cranch
Salem
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People: Adams, John, 1735-1826
Cranch, Richard, 1726-1811

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentLaw

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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