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Quindaro Aug 8/57
Mr Hill
Dear Sir
It is with pleasure that I resume my pen once more to inform you of the [xxx] improvements which are to be made. & the arrivals which are increasing our Little number day. it want not be call Little for it is getting greater & greater every day. one of our fine Boats Landed some Twenty here about Ten O’clock last Eve. & every Boats seemes to come [xxx] [xxx] & it is evident that Emmigration has set in once more we hope in course of a month to see Quindaro [xxx] best for the fact is that Wyandott is on her Last Legs. Boats have great difficulty in makeing a Landing at all. & that being the fact Quindaro must rise I understand that Col. Parks has you enough subscribe to graph the Parkvill & Gran River Rail Road. & now is East to get the remain Stock which he was to have providing he could get enough taken here to [xxx] it. wich was done without difficulty & it will not be long I think before they will have the contract let

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to have the Road Graded. Thare is more building being her now than has been at any other time & a great prospect of having a great many more built before cold weather. our building will be all finish this weeak ready for occupancy. & I can get some one in it just as quick as it is ready I think. I have two Gentleman after it if one does not take it the other will. So I will be able to have it occupied as soon as finish. it will be used as a boarding house for the present. a Boarding House is needed most here now the price of the rent is not fuly diseded yet I have thought of renting it for the rate of Seven Hundred till first of April. & then rents will be higher next summer.
Mr Hill I suppose Mr Guthrine would like the other Four Hundred I have not got it from him had I it I should not be willing to pay any more till after the streets are Graded. They have not fulfill thare agreement consider myself under no obbligations to pay the Four hundred had I it. but trust I shall get it before this Fall is and for I can Earn it nearly in that time, after I get my house done. I shall have some besides paying you the plastering I think. I can manage some way to get along.

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Mr Hill I think thare will be achance to dispose of some of your Shares soon. but for a month or two back it has been rather dul here. No one acoming & no one going fall Emmigration has just commence & there will be a great deal of difference here. (soon) Manhattan Stock is great but thare has not been any buyers. every one had he land sails to attend to & money has been tite here as well as there.
The Last Letter I rote you the whole of S. N. Simpsons [xxx] & Mr Guthrine wish to know when you wer comeing out again. I should of rote this in my last but I think I forgot it. I have understood that S. N. Simpson is spected back here soon but I dout it. I think it is wise to keep things as quit as possible. I supose you will recive a Letter from Chadwick before you recive this he rote last weeak & probbily has given a History of those Lands so you will know how the matter stands with you & Simpson.
I am the Same a. c. Morton
my respects A. C. Morton
Quindaro K. T.

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