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Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, [Georgia], 1868 Jan. 25


author: Dexter, Amory, 1829-1887
extent: [2] p.
date: January 25, 1868
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 January 25, 1868. Dexter advises against Peck's suggestion that they sell the engine separately from the saw mill. He also does not want Peck to haul the engine to Atlanta before it is sold with the expectation that some new company will buy it in the spring. Dexter assures Boyd that he trusts his decisions and authorizes him to sell the equipment without further consultation, even if they have to sell at a loss. He clarifies that his interest is larger than Peck's. Dexter thinks it will be difficult to sell the timber carts and suggests a potential buyer for one. He advises Boyd to keep the mule as long as he finds it useful, but suggests that they sell it at plowing time. Dexter directs Boyd to help Mr. Kilgo collect money from F. M. Williams, explaining that he thinks Williams will pay if he fears a lawsuit. He inquires about the harness and wagons and asks if Boyd has received everything from Peck. Dexter concludes by directing Boyd to receive and to keep the proceeds of the sale on his behalf and offers him power of attorney as needed.
repository: Chestatee Regional Library System, Lumpkin County Branch
collection: Madeleine K. Anthony Collection
box: II-1
folder: 18

subjects:
Boyd, Wier G., 1820-1893
Sawmills--Georgia--Dahlonega
Livestock--Georgia--Dahlonega
Wagons--Georgia--Dahlonega
Collecting of accounts--Georgia--Dahlonega
Mines and mineral resources--Equipment and supplies--Georgia--Dahlonega
Dahlonega (Ga.)
Lumpkin County (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)




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Columbus. Ga. [Georgia] Jan 25 /68.
Col. [Colonel] Wier [Wier] Boyd.
My Dear Sir.

I received a letter recently from Mr. Peck in relation to our Saw Mill. asking if it would do to sell saw mill seperate [separately] from Engine. -- I advised against it unless he could first engage sale of Engine -- He spoke also of hauling it to Atlanta for sale; that would not pay unless sale was made first -- It will sell along towards Spring to some new Company. I asked Col. [Colonel] Peck to Consult you as far as my interests were concerned in sale of mill & any decision you make will suit me & there is no use of losing time writing me -- if we have to sell at a loss we must do so -- & I offer to divide pro rata profit or loss -- you know my interest is larger than Pecks -- mine is [deleted text: about] $9 [deleted text: 50] [added text: 45].& his $755. Mine is represented 945/1700 part of sale price --

Those 2 timber carts will be slow sale -- Mr. Harris or Col. [Colonel] Wing may like one at $40. they cost the Co. $100. --

Mr. Peck writes me he has had the mule turned over to you; which is all right. I suppose you will find him useful -- if so I would not care to sell him as he will do for me to ride


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next Summer -- but if you prefer selling him for $90. or $100. do so -- towards ploughing [plowing] time he would sell well, for he is a nice little mule & capital in a buggy. --

I left with Mr Kilgo a note of F. M. Williams for $90. which is past due & if not paid please ask Mr. Kilgo to let you have it -- as I think in your hands there will be better chance of getting it -- if Williams sees you with him he will probably hurry part payment at least fearing that I will sue him. --

Mr. Peck writes me he has turned all my traps over to you -- Did you get the set of "double harness" with the iron axle wagon? -- it was an excellent set -- There was also a wood axle wagon besides the 2 timber carts --

Mrs D. is well & joins me in kind regards; Remember us to Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph. Believe me


Yours truly
[Signed] Amory Dexter.
[added text: P.S. I wish you to receive & take charge of all funds for me from sale on my a/c [account] -- & if you wish power of Atty. [Attorney] send blank to me & I will sign as full a one as you want.]

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