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Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1869 Apr. 3

author: Dexter, Amory, 1829-1887
extent: [1] p.
date: April 3, 1869
summary: Letter from Amory Dexter, civil engineer and one-time agent of the Yahoola River and Cane Creek Hydraulic Hose Mining Company, to Colonel Wier Boyd, dated April 3, 1869. Dexter is sorry to hear Boyd is experiencing financial strain and offers a payment plan to ease repayment of his debt. He expresses irritation that even though cotton sales are slow, he has to keep his warehouse office open because of high inventory. Dexter says the result is that he will not be able to visit Dahlonega until summer.
repository: Chestatee Regional Library System, Lumpkin County Branch
collection: Madeleine K. Anthony Collection
box: II-1
folder: 18

Boyd, Wier G., 1820-1893
Collecting of accounts--Georgia--Dahlonega
Dahlonega (Ga.)
Lumpkin County (Ga.)
Columbus (Ga.)
Muscogee County (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)

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Columbus. Ga. [Georgia] Apr. [April] 3d 1869.
Col. [Colonel] Wier [Wier] Boyd.
Dahlonega. Ga. [Georgia]
Dear Sir --

I am in receipt of your favor 30th ult. [ultimo] Was glad to hear from you; but sorry you are hard pushed financially; & would not have known of it, if you had not mentioned it.

If it is a possible thing I would like you to send me say $30. now; & I will then try & wait for balance until 1st July -- If you can manage it; you might register & send by mail: I will return a receipt & you can get [deleted text: note] it endorsed on note. --

We are still idle, but as the stock of cotton in this Market is some 11.000 bales we cannot close office & go off.

It is our intention to visit you in the summer both for pleasure of seeing you all & as a matter of economy. With best respects

Yours very truly
[Signed] Amory Dexter.

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