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You were good enough to say that you would convey to M[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]]. Allen my answer to his enquiry as to whether I had ever received the hundred pounds in question - I therefore beg that you will kindly write and inform him that I never received from the man Ford any sum on any occasion whatever -
The Sheridan Ford proposals were so preposterous that my solicitor, M[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]] George Lewis, to whom I had referred him, sent him about his business, and advised me to have nothing whatever to do with him - + there the matter ended.
I never knew, until you told me, of the Ford's obtaining money under this false pretence; - and now I beg M[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]]. Allen to be good enough to forward a simple declaration of the fact to me - This is all important, as on the 26[[superscript]]th[[/superscript]] [[insertion below th]]..[[/insertion below th]] of this month, Sheridan Ford is cited before the court of Antwerp (Police Correctionalle) on a charge of Piracy - and I am subpœnaed to appear as a witness - 
As it will be such a near shave in the matter of time, please ask M[[superscript]]r[[/superscript]]. Allen to send his statement directed to me, "[[underlined]] aux soins de [[/underlined]] Maitre A. Maeterlinck. \[[insertion]](Avocat) [[/insertion]]
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