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C H A P. VI.
Sir JoHN MELVIL AND STERLING.

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shall have a mortgage on that part of the estate which is to be made over to me, with whatever security you shall require for the regular payment of the interest, till the principal is duly discharged. St E R L. Why, to do you justice, Sir John, there is something fair and open in your proposal; and fince I find you do not mean to put an affront upon the family— S1 a Jon N. Nothing was ever farther from my thoughts, Mr. Sterling. And after all, the whole affair is nothing ex

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