The following letter was transcribed for us by Nicholas W. Easton, email@example.com from Mike Salmon's (firstname.lastname@example.org) collection of Prince Edward Island Covers.
Paid (2d) Letter to W. Sanderson Esq., George Town
From Edward J. Hodgson Barrister
3 January 1867, arrived Georgetown January 4
W. Sanderson, Esq. George Town
I have received notice from Mr. Palmer that he is going to bring in the case about McInnis' horse this Janu (?). It cannot however come in for trial until Friday the 18th inst.
If McInnis evidence is to be depended upon, if you think he is telling the truth, I have no doubt - but that you will gain (?) the case. But is he trustworthy? Mutch will swear very hard. And it would be better to settle than to be defeated.
John McKinnon against whom I brought the suit in McDougalls name has been with me several times. He positively denies that he even signed the note. He offers to give up Mc (?) horses to McDougall if paid £ 4.0.0 for their keep. What proof have you of his signature?
Edward J. Hodgson
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