919 | To Thomas Flucker

    Aylesbury Feb 1 1774

    Dear Sr

    I have for some time expected to hear from you about your sons commission, as he wrote me word I should; but I have not: all the while the money lies in Mr Childs hands, as I acquainted Mr Ross two months ago that it was there ready for him.1 I expect to be in town in 2 or 3 days time & will then enquire into this affair & help it forward

    I learn that Col Goldthwait upon a suggestion that the grant of the township of Frankfort is void by the default of settling has applied to you for a new grant to be made to him. This is base beyond measure: the former grant was intended by you as a favour to me; and he was joined in it at my desire & in consideration of his undertaking the settling; which I understand he has in an account he has with me, made a pretence of a charge upon me. And now he has has by his own neglect of what he had undertaken to perform created a forfeiture, he is for taking an advantage of it against [me].2 I am sure you would never countenance so unjust a proceeding, tho there was no connexion between you & me. As it is, your offering to make a grant to me if I desire it answers the opinion I have of you. I therefore accept the offer & desire that you would signify it to your partners with my compliments. Not that I propose any advantage to my self from hence, but only to keep the staff in my own hands to secure my own share and inforce the settlement; which when I have done I will willingly admit Goldthwait to a moeity of the remainder of the township after the settling lots are deducted. If this is agreable, settle it with Mr Logan. My Son John is gone over; and as soon as he has settled his own affairs, he will go to the eastward & take care of my estates there & this among the rest

    I am Sr your most faithfull & obedient Servant

    Fra, Bernard

    the honble Thos Flucker Es[q]3

    ALS, RC      NHi: Gilder Lehrman Collection, GLC02437.09089.