Dearest Madam

Upon receipt of your last letter I again wrote to London for further information on the business of your mortgage. It appears to me from a very full & satisfactory account of the whole proceeding that the delay has not been occasioned by any neglect but simply & unavoidably by one or other of the Parties being always out of town & the bustle which Col. McLeod has been in on account of the dissolution of Parliament. I have no idea that any thing unjust or contrary to your intent is intended by any person concerned -- before the money is paid, the securities must of course be given up. & now Mr. Beckingham is in town I have no doubt a proper mode of paying the money