Letter from Jacob Mohler to John Newton.
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Massanutten Page Co Va 2 July 1855 Mr Newton Dr [Dear] Sir I was in Staunton a few days ago and ascertained from Mr Hendren that he had not stated the act of Finley's executors, because Pilson had some fip [flip] penny bit accounts that he had not established, and therefore the Judge could not render a final decree during the present term - The commissioner seemed to be extremely anxious however that the stocks should be divided, and said that there was very little more coming to Mrs Mohler's share except her share of the stocks, whether or not he is correct I suppose a true statement of this account will show if that should ever be done - but I suppose as long as Pilson imagines there is a [illegible] for litigation it will be postponed. If you think it is advisable, I think it best to have the stocks divided immediately. The decree says that the fractional parts shall be paid to Mrs. Mohler in money - There is one lot of the stocks 18 shares, her share of that would be 6 shares without a fraction - another lot of 20 shares, of which (of course) there would be a fraction - there are also some stocks nearly valueless - If however you can make a correct division of the whole together without a fraction, and have our share transferd [sic] to us and the lawyers percentage to them. I should have no objection - Or if you can sell our interest in the stocks exclusive of the lawyers percentage (unless they wish theirs