Your letter of the 10th instant was received by yesterday's post.
In answer to the enquiry [sic] therein, the following, as nearly as I can recollect[,] is the result of all that passed between Messrs. Scott and Thornton, and myself, respecting their dispute with Mr. Johnson.
After the conversation wch. [which] I had with the latter (in the presence of yourself and Doctr. [Doctor] Stuart the day I proceeded to Mount Vernon) and hearing his statement, and the written elucidation of the principles on which he meant to establish his claim; I expressed to Doctr. [Doctor] Thornton, whom I saw soon after, my regret that so unfortunate a dispute should have happened, and a wish that it might be amicably settled. He, any more than Mr. Johnson, seemed to think this could not be accomplished, as the commissioners (or whether he confined it more particularly I am not certain to Mr. Scott himself) were
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