Eventually James got to the point. “…give me the sum of (a) thousand dollars and I will leave town and take my daughter with me…”. Hamilton paid, and James then wrote, “I have not the least objections to your calling (on my wife), as a friend to both of us”. The dog now had the scent and Hamilton continued to visit Maria and pay regularly – in April, $135, in May and June, $50, in August, $200.
I leave the story there, in case there is anybody left in this nation who does not already despise lawyers.
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