From the collection of Ivan W. MacKenzie, firstname.lastname@example.org, Transcribed by Dave Hunter.
H. A. Johnson , to W. E. Allison Esq., Solocitor, Louth, Lincolnshire, England Mailed P.E.I. p.m., Sep 14 1852, PktLttr p.m. Liverpool Sep 26 1852, Louth p.m. Sep 27, 1852.
Charlotte Town Sept 14 1852
My Dear Sir:
The letters you allude to from Mr Boughton never reached me. Those in what he alluded to the 150 £ were answered and one enclosed to you requesting you to settle the concern with much urgency and further forward Mr Boughton as you might deem proper or something to that effect and I concluded of course that all was settled long ago, and I am truly mortified? to find, by way of my banking acct. that such was not the case. The Bond stands I think for 250 £ and around about 50 £ has been paid to me: so that it should stand as £200 - £50 will therefore run to be sacrificed and I dare say Mr. B has been greatly trained in collecting but that ought to have no influence on the amount as every pofsible care was taken to exchange doubtful debts and the other were taken as a sort of quid quo pro for the entry - it has altogether been accomodation to Mr. B. I have received nothing nor is the bond for anything but surcharge &c &c; but it will be better to settle it off without dispute and you will be kind enough to do so. I must try to get through life without strife - I have had sorrow enough and must try to get it all my wounds heald from other sources. I shall however expect to be saved from the payment of your [portion undecipherable due to discoloration] to Mr. Boughton when you see him, and am sorry he has been just inconvenienced, but I cannot think that such a sacrifice is more than ought to be made under the circumstances in which he engaged in the contract for it hindered several other persons who would gladly have taken the situation.
I am glad to hear of your health and enjoyment may this be continued to you, and may a thankful and sanctified use of them render them concious to the higher and more enduring enjoyment which it is in the best interest of all to beware, and the ownest pleasure of all to realize - for the presence of your dutiful and prosperous family you must daily rejoice, and ? ??? concerning rejoice with you, and trust you will be equally disposed to wish with them that weep over disappointed ofers of like privilege with kind regards to ??? a him? and with hoping you with them will kindly watch over my interests at home. I remain most repectfully,
H. A. Johnson
Should you see Mr. Charles Fowler will you be kind enough to ask him if he has paid the interest of old Mr. Fowlers legacy to Mr. John Fowler, because he was directed to pay it with the Bank to my account and I pay it to them from here now. I have done the latter but I don't see their payment in the bank yet.
W. E. Allison, Esq.