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Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1867 Oct. 15


author: Dexter, Amory, 1829-1887
extent: [1] p.
date: October 15, 1867
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 October 15, 1867. Dexter declines to reinvest in the company in spite of Mr. Peck's assertion that things look favorable. He predicts that a meeting just held in Boston will result in the erection of a fine mill. Dexter reports that he and his wife are well, arrived safely ,and have had good weather. He adds that the weather is good for cotton picking, and the crop is coming in fast, but complains that it is hard to get "the negroes" to pick fast enough. Dexter acknowledges good news from the election, but complains that it comes too late.
repository: Chestatee Regional Library System, Lumpkin County Branch
collection: Madeleine K. Anthony Collection
box: II-1
folder: 18

subjects:
Boyd, Wier G., 1820-1893
Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Dahlonega
Cotton--Georgia
Cotton picking--Georgia--Columbus
Dahlonega (Ga.)
Lumpkin County (Ga.)
Columbus (Ga.)
Muscogee County (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)




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Columbus. Ga. [Georgia] Oct. [October] 15 /67.
Col. [Colonel] Wier [Wier] Boyd
Dear Sir.

I am in receipt of your favor 11th & notice you attended promptly to my request. I prefer the entry should be on the books although I found a request here from Mr. Peck to transfer all back to the Co. [Company] as things looked so favorable. But I do not choose to do it & will hold onto what I have. There was to be a decisive meeting in Boston yesterday & no doubt matters will be arranged so that a fine mill will be erected.

Mrs. Dexter & myself are both well -- We arrived safely & have had fine weather. It is particularly favorable to cotton pickers. The crop is coming in fast & good; but there is much trouble to get the negroes to pick it fast enough -- they make excuses to get off on a frolic at the busiest time.

We are getting cheering news from the elections North; it is encouraging but comes most too late to do us much good.

Mrs. D. [Dexter] joins me in Kind regards to all our Friends, & yourself in particular.


Yours very truly
[Signed] Amory Dexter.

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