368 Adam Winthrop to President Wadsworth

    Boston July 2 1730.


    I received yours of the 29th June relating to Merriconege Neck. As to the papers we proposed to show you, the Neglect is owing to Col. Westbrook who undertook to send from the Records at York an attested Coppy of one Deed which he has not yet done. I will use other means to obtain it ere long. As to your proposal of our making a full and formal written Resignation, I suppose there is no probability that it will be done, for several of the persons concerned have lately purchased for considerable summs of Money an Interest in those Lands and there is no reason to think they will incline to any such Resignation, having as yet reaped no Benefit from their purchase, much less that they will do it, lest by losing the Case at Law, their Title to the rest should be weakned. As you express your self heartily desirous of an Amicable Agreement, I hope you will find the like disposition on our part, though I can strictly answer only for my self; To this end when the paper still wanting comes to my hand, I shall endeavour to acquaint you with it, and shall be glad, that any Controversie with the College, for which I have so great a Regard, may be prevented. So I take Leave to Subscribe

    Sir Your most humble Servant

    Adam Winthrop

    I write in my own Name my other partners having no opportunity to join with me.

    The Reverend Mr. President Wadsworth.

    College Papers, 1. 77 (No. 159). Adam Winthrop (A.B. 1694) was interested in Maine lands; see Sibley, Sketches (Shipton), iv. 212. On June 8, 1730 the Corporation voted that a survey of Merricaneag Neck should be made; see CSM Publications, xvi. 582.