Your favor of 3 inst. in this moment rec’d, informing me that you had understood that I was about to follow our ____ friend James to Texas, for the purpose of getting the arrest owing me by the late ___ concern. In reply, I have to inform you, that I have no intention, at present, of pursuing him to Texas. If, however, I get judgment against him, and my attachment, at the Natchez Circuit Court, this fall, I should fail to collect the money from the securities on the ____ bond, I may take a trip to Texas to look for something more tangible. But, I am in hopes – very faint, tho’ – that I may get my money without the trouble of such a jaunt.
I am apprehensive that Mr. Toby was mistaken in writing to you, ___ ___ ___ sent me “all ___ information,” etc. I have not had the pleasure of receiving a line from him, since the explosion of the ___ ___. If he has written, his letter has either miscarried, or is still on the way.