Benton, March 25, 1842 Mr. Aaron Spell, Dear Sir I recd a few lines from you by Armistead this evening; and am sorry, that I have not by me, the money you want to pay the taxes with, and I dislike drawing from so small an amount upon New Orleans; you will say to Mr. Turman, that I will pass through Lexington on my way to Carroll Court, next Saturday or Sunday week, and I will settle with him - I see you design availing yourself of the Bankruptcy act of Congress, if you have not employed an attorney and I have a good deal of it to attend to hear, I would be pleased to render (?) on my professional assistance-I made no charge as of yet upon my book for the Goodwyn case; you were to give me a good cow & calf, and if you will send me one when Armistead comes down again, we will be even; if not, my fee will be $20- you will please send me the evidence of payment of $100 that I may take advantage of it at the May term- I have written to Mr. Coates once or twice and have heard nothing
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