Robert Carter writes to alert attornies John Holloway and JohnClayton, August 25, 1720, that a lawsuit between Alexander Swan and his wife, Mary (Landon) Jones Swan (Carter's sister-in-law) is beingappealed to the General Court apparently from the Lancaster Countycourt, and that they are to defend the decision of the county court,even though "In my most Impartial thoughts It appears he hath muchthe better End of the Staff." He notes that "Mr. Randolph & Mr. Beverlywill be Your Antagonists & will be Spurr'd I Expect to drive onthis Cause with the utmost Vigour." He sends a list of the documentsin the case and offers to help them obtain copies of any they mayneed.
I told You that the difference between Mrs.
Swan & her Son would come to the General Court atlast, accordingly
from the Judgemt. of This Court Mr. Swan
forContention no Ground is to be got of thembut by Inches, In
mymost Impartial thoughts It appears he hath much the better
Endof the Staff & believe It will be the opinion of all Indiffernt
Judges that Shall hear the Case, Mr.Randolph & Mr. Beverley
willbe Your Antagonists & will be Spurred I Expect to drive on
this Cause with the utmost Vigour, to overset our Courts decree
If It bepossible, Therefore hope Youwill be as well fortified
at allpoints to Defend It, herewith I Send You Copies of all
theproceedings that I believe will be necessary, & Mr. Dare's
Lettr. qt. [sic ] aCatalogue of the other
Shall Judge proper I Shall help You to [obtain] Copys of them hereafter