In the letter McConnell discusses debts he owes and recent payment for legal services that Dellet provided. He also mentions personal problems, such as the loss of his sons, "negro woman," and house; he is left alone to plant and harvest his crops.
The previous year Dellet had obtained a favorable judgment for Cabaniss in a lawsuit over the purchase of a slave. Cabaniss writes that his opponent has been given a new trial, and he is fearful that "thare is some danger of your loosing the case...
In the letter Mobly discusses a judgment Dellet obtained against Benjamin Darby, requiring him to pay several hundred dollars. If he cannot pay, the slaves of his ward, William B. Darby, will have to be sold instead. Mobly asks that Dellet delay...
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