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Thursday, 4 June, 1829

You must take the words of men in relation to money matters with considerable allowance because if there be any chance for misrepresentation, they do not regard a small deviation from the truth. I was told this morning the Estate mentioned yesterday was able to pay any amount under twelve hundred Dollars and this old man could come to me and make such misrepresentation just the sake of a few cents. What would he do when the temptation was of great amount?