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Turnpike question


Dear Nephew,

Your turnpike question is one which has never been decided by the Court to my knowledge. I do not believe the right to demand toll is the subject of sale on execution. I give this opinion without examination. Yet the gates + road itself may probably be sold and the purchaser although he may not acquire the right to demand the toll may [and] probably would acquire the right of cutting down or removing the gates, + taking possession of the road + toll houses. To that you had better purchase than to loose [unreadable].

The business with Johnson will answer not withstanding the mistakes. Your Father left here last week after having his [gig] repaired in the [least] possible manner so that no lady who is the least inclined to matrimony can say no,

Yours Sincerely
D Cady

Mr G. Smith

Albany 13th August 1821