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Letter: Columbus, [Georgia] to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, [Georgia], 1868 Jan. 26

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: Dexter, Amory, 1829-1887
Title: Letter: Columbus, [Georgia] to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, [Georgia], 1868 Jan. 26
Date: 1868 Jan. 26
Description: 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 26, 1868. Dexter asks after the condition of his mule. He thinks the mill will have to be sold at a loss and suggests $1500, but leaves the pricing decision to Boyd and Peck, since Peck is more interested in the sale. Dexter doubts that Gower will buy the mill, but suggests that some new gold company or the Yahoola Company may be interested. He relates that the timber cart is at the mill and asks Boyd to check on the presence of tools and machinery that should have come from the steam mill to Dahlonega. Dexter clarifies that the spring wagon at John Parker's never belonged to the Yahoola Company and expresses his intention to keep the mule and to give Peck the spring wagon. He asks about the condition of the Yahoola Company and whether Kilgo's levy on the mill has been removed. He then asks Boyd to retain funds from past sales and to advise him of future ones. He predicts that in the spring, he will bring his wife with him for a visit and that the demand for wagons will increase. He ends optimistically by reporting that the price of cotton has risen three cents since Christmas.

Document ID: mka009.

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Subjects: Boyd, Wier G., 1820-1893 | Livestock--Georgia--Dahlonega | Sawmills--Georgia--Dahlonega | Cotton--Georgia--Columbus | Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Dahlonega | Yahoola River and Cane Creek Hydraulic Hose Mining Company | Wagons--Georgia--Dahlonega | Dahlonega (Ga.) | Lumpkin County (Ga.) | Columbus (Ga.) | Muscogee County (Ga.)
Contributors: Chestatee Regional Library System, Lumpkin County Branch
Online Publisher: Athens, Ga. : Digital Library of Georgia, 2004
Original Material: [2] p. | Manuscript held by the Chestatee Regional Library System, Lumpkin County Branch, Madeleine K. Anthony Collection, box II-1, folder 18.
Rights and Usage: This work is the property of the Digital Library of Georgia. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching, and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

Cite as: [title of item], [title of series, if applicable], Madeleine K. Anthony Collection, Chestatee Regional Library System, Lumpkin County Branch, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia

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Related Institutions: Chestatee Regional Library System. Lumpkin County Branch
Digital Library of Georgia
Collection Information: "Thar's gold in them thar hills": Gold and Gold Mining in Georgia, 1830s-1940s