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Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill

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Quindaro January 21/1858
Mr Hill
Sir yours was recived by me in this afternoons mail & with pleasure to here that you are all well. & furthermore I resume my pen to answer in return mail. in my last to you I rote a few lines in regard to the grade of the Avinew, we went to work & laid down a nother track & run two cars, one drawing the other up while the other went down & they work admirable after that the Company gave one hundred lots to be apropated for that purpose of finishing it citersons took hold of it & raise the money by assesing each one according to the number of [lots?] the took the whole amounting to Five thousand Dollars, enough to finish the Avinew & some more it is thought, & things are going on now very well so far. I understand that Mr [Rowell?] is on the road out here now & the company say that they will commence on the Levee as soon as he comes for they are expecting some considerable amount from him when he comes. The Avinew will be out [xxx] what they will do I do not know further than there word goes & that has not been very good as yet. but trust they will feel an intrist or stake soon to do something. We are about to establish a City charter providing the Legislator will grant it. & than thare will be taxes to be paid here & we shall

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some revinew comeing in. Mr Hill you will be surprised to here what pleasant weather we are having here, the thermometer stands to day sixty degrees above zero, we have not had any snow since you left here in Nov - & the average temperature has been about thirty five degres above for six weeaks pass. sutch weather I never saw East. in regard to those Land [xxx] if you can get any I wish you to do [so?] & I will try & preempt one myself & guess Some one to prempt the other or manage some way to use them. I want to get hold of all the land I can this Spring I think I will have a good chance to sell this house & then my part I shall invest in land.
It is getting late I will close & write a few days a gain, one thing more thare was a man shot last knight about two miles from here on the Lawerance road, the man shot run in opposition to Chadwick as a councial man on the Proslavery ticket, the free state ticket was elected under the Lecompton Constitution threwout the Territory on about ten thousand against the said Constitution. Mr Carpenter fell yesterday from his building while at [sassing?] & when taken up supposed to be ded but thare is some hopes of his recovering
good knight write often & I will do the same I am well
Albert. C. Morton Quindaro Kansas

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