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Letter: Quinnesec, Michigan to Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1880 May 13


author: Hungerford, William Sumner, 1854-1904
extent: [2] p.
date: May 13, 1880
summary: Letter from W. S. Hungerford to Wier Boyd, dated May 13, 1880. Hungerford gives Boyd explicit instructions for collecting money from Trimble and asks Boyd to send him receipts of releases from the Hand Company and Mr. Howell if Boyd agrees to his proposition. He notes that the newspapers report rich discoveries of gold in White County, Georgia, and a large influx of speculators in the Georgia gold region. Based on this information, Hungerford thinks they will be able to sell their machinery.
repository: Chestatee Regional Library System, Lumpkin County Branch
collection: Madeleine K. Anthony Collection
box: II-1
folder: 38

subjects:
Boyd, Wier G., 1820-1893
Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Dahlonega
Gold mines and mining--Georgia--White County--Gold discoveries
Mining leases--Georgia--Dahlonega
Collecting of accounts--Georgia--Dahlonega
Dahlonega (Ga.)
Lumpkin County (Ga.)
White County (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)




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Quinnesec Mich [Michigan] May 13th 1880
Wier [Wier] Boyd Esq. [Esquire]
Dear Sir

Yours of the 26th ult. [ultimo] was received yesterday having been delayed somewhere. I will continue the proposition I made you in my last till the 1st of June of course understanding by the proposition that you relieve me in due and legal form of the debts of the Hand Co. [Company] and Mr. Howell and hold the property in such shape till Mr. Trimble's notes are due that he will have no excuse for not paying them and can make the other payments if he chooses and take the property. Also you are to collect those notes of him if possible and send me the money after taking out your commission 10%. I mean of course


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the note given to me and also the one given to Mr. Howell to secure his debt. I wish you would inform me what you think the chances are of getting those notes. If you decide to accept my proposition please send me receipts of releases from the Hand Co. [Company] and Mr. Howell and make out such papers of conveyance for the property as are necessary and I will sign them. My power of attorney for my Uncle is still in force. I hear accounts in the papers of rich discoveries of gold in White Co. [County] Ga. [Georgia] and that the influx of speculators to the Georgia gold region was large. I should think you would find some one to sell our machinery to for it is first class throughout. I am doing very well here. This is a lively mining region which is


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dependent however upon the state of the [unclear text: coon] market to a large extent. Hoping to hear from you soon I remain


Yours Truly
[Signed] W. S. Hungerford.

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