Washington D.C. Oct 19 1878Francis R. Cope EsqPhiladelphia, Pa.Dear Sir:On the 6th of April 1877 we sent you a deed of release your signature to which we desired,-- and wrote you as follows:-- “On the 19th of August 1873 we wrote to you, that Genl Young having paid note of $1250. secured on Lot in Square 118, desired a deed of release and asked you to forward us the deed of trust. On the 25th of the same month you replied that you could not find the deed of trust and suggested that we long among your papers for it. For some reason the matter was not attended to at that time. Genl Young now desires a release and you will please sign the enclosed deed where indicated and return it to us. It will not be necessary for you to have the acknowledgement of a Notary.”You signed the release as requested and returned it to us and upon its receipt we gave it to the party acting for Genl Young. It seems the release has never
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