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Letter: Paulding County, Georgia to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1882 Feb. 8

author: Thomas, J. B.
extent: [2] p.
date: February 8, 1882
summary: Letter from J. B. Thomas to Wier Boyd, dated February 8, 1882. Thomas expresses shock at the notice that Boyd and others are suing him for money he owes. He claims that he has nothing with which to pay the debt to Boyd except an interest in the lease of the Annie Gold Mine. Thomas explains that they are not making much money, but expect a sale soon. He reassures Boyd that his intentions are good and that he will settle his debts as soon as the Annie Gold Mine is sold.
repository: Chestatee Regional Library System, Lumpkin County Branch
collection: Madeleine K. Anthony Collection
box: II-2
folder: 22

Boyd, Wier G., 1820-1893
Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Paulding County
Collecting of accounts--Georgia--Dahlonega
Actions and defenses--Georgia--Dahlonega
Annie Gold Mine Company
Dahlonega (Ga.)
Lumpkin County (Ga.)
Paulding County (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)

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[printed text: Office of ANNIE GOLD MINING CO [Company],]
[printed text: -- POST OFFICE --, Rockmart, Polk County Georgia,]
[printed text: Paulding Co. [County], Ga. [Georgia]] [written text: Feb. [February] 3rd] [printed text: 187] [written text: 9]

Col. [Colonel] Wier Boyd,
Dahlonega, Ga. [Georgia], Dear Sir:_

I was served with a summons yesterday to appear at Justice's Court in this district on the 3rd Saturday in this month in the case of Wier Boyd and James F. Head vs. J. B. Thomas, &c. [et cetera] I hardly know what to say, Col. [Colonel], as I have nothing that I can give for the debt but one fourth interest in the lease of the "Annie" gold mine. We are not making much and have not been for some time, but the prospects for a sale in a very short time are quite flatering [flattering]. We are looking for

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some parties here this week, and in case, Col. [Colonel] the sale is made you may rest assured that your money will be forthcoming. Col. [Colonel], my intentions are good but I have not got the money neither have I had half the amount, all told, since I have been here, but if we sell I will come out with a few hundred and I will come post haste [posthaste] to Dahlonega and settle up all I owe. I want to show to you and other friends that I have in D. [Dahlonega] that I am square and honest, but you know, Col. [Colonel], that if a man has not got the money he cant pay anything. Please excuse haste and pencil. Kindest regards to yourself and family and regards to friends.

Respectfully, &c. [et cetera],
[Signed] J. B. Thomas

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