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Massanutten Page Co Va 2nd Sept. 1854 Dr [Dear] Sir Some time ago I wrote to Mr. Sheffey for information on the subject of our suit in the Court of Appeals since which time I have reed a letter from both of you giving substantially the same information for which I return my grateful acknowledgement. Could not some arrangement be made to procure a final decree at the Circuit Court? For instance could not the commissioner to whom the matter will be again refered [sic] report during the session of the Nov term and in time that the judge may render a decree? I propound these questions for your consideration and investigation and hope that you will inquire into it. I had entertained the hope that the money necessary for the costs could be procured from that source. I had expected to send you money before this time but the river is so low that it cannot be navigated, and