Letter – Anthony Nicol to Martin Morrison – 12 Oct 1809

Document Type: Letter
Date: 12 Oct 1809
Correspondent: Anthony Nicol
Recipient: Martin Morrison
Archive Source: NRO 672 E 1E 6
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Mr Morrison 				<Nc> 12th October 1809


      I am sorry you should feel disappointed at not receiving an offer from me along with the observations I took the liberty of submitting to you, the fact is I cannot see what proposal I can make from the present of our affairs I shall annex a Statement of Mr Ludlow’s property to my own, and I think when you have examined it, you will be satisfied that nothing can be expected from us.  I remain 

				Anthony Nichol

Mrs Ludlow’s property <1 Jany 1809>

Money in the business provided all our Debts were collected	


2000 – 3p Cent at par       1200-  -

House & furniture            750-  -

Shares of ships             1600-  -

-Do- in a fire office         25-  -


Her private debts amount to 2600-  -

Leaving her                £2034–15–1

Anthony Nichol’s Property

Upon balancing his books on the 1st Jan[uar]y 1809 it appeared he was indebted £1060-6-4 more than he could pay, as he had lodged a large sum of money in the hands of John  Hodgson & Son who became Bankrupts sometime ago, he had every reason to believe at the time they were people of respectability, but their property was all in the West Indies and two houses there failed in their Debt £40,000

The Debt Ant Nichol proved against John Hodgson & Son was  


He wanted of H Toller who absconded                   379.10.9


He has since received from Securities 

given to him by Hodgson and Son                     1,000. 0.0

and from Toller                                        50. 0.0

He expects he will get 4/- in the pound more from 

Hodgson’s estate but their property consisting of 

Debts in the West Indies, it is very doubtful,

however presuming he will get 4/- in the Pound 

it will be about                                      933. 0.0

                                                    2,003. 0.0

from which take what he is indebted                 1,860. 6.4

it will leave him clear                              £222.13.8

His books will prove the correctness of this Statement

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