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Letter: Saint Louis, Missouri to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1892 Apr. 28


author: Dickie, F. E.
extent: [1] p.
date: April 28, 1892
summary: Letter from F. E. Dickie, secretary of the Phoenix Gold Mining Company, to Wier Boyd, dated April 28, 1892. Dickie promises to pay Boyd for costs associated with preparing the Exter v. Etowah Gold Mining Company case for argument before the Supreme Court. Dickie asks to compare Boyd's bill of exceptions with that of his own lawyer in preparation for the case. He argues that because F. C. Exter accepted stock in lieu of monetary compensation, he does not have a valid claim against Etowah Gold Mining Company for monetary compensation. On those grounds, Dickie believes they can get the case dismissed.
repository: Chestatee Regional Library System, Lumpkin County Branch
collection: Madeleine K. Anthony Collection
box: II-1
folder: 19

subjects:
Boyd, Wier G., 1820-1893
Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Dahlonega
Wages--Miners--Georgia--Dahlonega
Miners--Georgia--Dahlonega
Etowah Gold Mining Company
Dahlonega (Ga.)
Lumpkin County (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)





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[ Note: [This document contains typewritten, handwritten, and printed text.]]
[ Note: A postmark stamp appears to the right of the printed address. SAINT [unclear text: LOUIS], MO. [Missouri], APR [April] 28 530 PM 92 ] [printed text:
Return in Five Days to
F. E. DICKIE, Sec'y [Secretary]
Phoenix Gold Mining Co. [Company]
310 NORTH ELEVENTH STREET ]
ST. [SAINT] LOUIS, MO. [MISSOURI]]


Wier [Wier] Boyd, Att'y [Attorney]
Dahlonega,
Georgia.




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[ Note: [Postmark: DAHLONEGA, GA [Georgia] REC'D [RECEIVED], [illegible text]]





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[printed text: Capital $500,000.00. Shares $10.00 Each.
INCORPORATED UNDER THE GENERAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
The Phoenix Gold Mining Company.
PRINCIPAL OFFICE, EAST ST. LOUIS, ILL. [Illinois]
MINING PROPERTY LOCATED IN LUMPKIN AND DAWSON COUNTIES, STATE OF GEORGIA.]

[printed text: ADDRESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO]
[typewritten text: #310 N. [North] 11th St. [Street],]
[printed text: St. Louis, Mo. [Missouri]] [typewritten text: Apr. [April] 28th-92] [printed text: 189 [blank on form]]
[typewritten text: Wier [Wier] Boyd, Att'y [Attorney],
Dahlonega, Ga. [Georgia]
Dear Sir:_ ]

[typewritten text: Your favor of the 25th inst [instant] at hand and noted. In reply will say, please prepare the case for the Supreme Court, and on Monday or Tuesday of next week I will send you a check for $50 to pay costs in the matter.

When you have prepared your bill of exceptions inasmuch as the suit that we contemplate bringing at this end against the old management might be affected by the suit at your place, if agreeable I wish you would forward the bill to me so that I could refer it to my lawyer who being more thoroughly acquainted with the whole matter might be able to suggest some things that would benefit us in our suit here and which could be put in the bill of exceptions as prepared by you. I think we would have time to do this.

In regard to President Cheney will say, that we must go to the Supreme Court without his appearing in the case at all. We do not question the employment of Mr. Exter, but we do question the consideration that he claimed for the employment; his consideration for the employment was the large amount of stock that he held and for which he did not pay a nickel. If he did not receive the stock then he would be entitled to a money consideration, but he did accept the stock, and as you will notice in his testimony swore to having sold some of it and kept the proceeds. This of itself ought to be sufficient to throw his case out. We can prove by the Vice President that he was to receive nothing as Gen'l [General] Manager, except as stated above.


Yours truly,]
[Signed] [handwritten text: F. E. Dickie
Secretary].

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