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said Catalogue, are in there natures per
rishable Mr: Tasker's Fortune must restore
the Loss, on said Articles, if any shall be
discovered, but & if they shall sell for
more money then the amount of said Ap
praisement, then the Executrix will
take the Surplus. For Colonel Tasker's will
directs that, that Estate shall be sold.
If thou shall mention the above hint
during the negotiation of the Business
it must be done most tenderly, &
& as an original Idea.

You can not act but with Mrs: Ogle's
concurrence, & I think nothing should
be done without the Approbation of
Mr & Mrs: Lowndes, & believe that he
must join ^ as well Mrs: Ogle, & myself in con
veying the Land. Mr: John Ridout
will bid for Bel-air Plantation, the
Slaves, & &cca there, in behalf of his
Ward Mr B, Ogle. This being the
Design we should not precipitate
the sale of said Estate, but appoint
a distant day, so that it may be
sufficiently promulgated to the In
habitans of Maryland Pensiel
vania & Virginia   When yourself & Mrs
Ogle shall have filled up the Blanks
in the inclosed Advertisement, & made the whole
expressive of both your Sentiments, send