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Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill

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Quindaro Feb 27/1858
Mr Hill
Sir your Letter dated Feb 10 was recived by me Last Wednesday happy to here that you are well & injoying yourself as well as usial. I juge by yours that money matters are rather tite yet in the East. every thing here is going on niceily & I think thare will be a good chance to sell property here & trust that I may be bless with that privagle. you wish to know wether I have recived my rents or not. I have had very good luck thus far but thare is two months rent due now. every thing has been rather hard here & especily in money matters I have got every thing & trust excepting one & hope to get that soon I have not had a chance to work mutch since I got threw by Browns house. in regard to Bird those things wer took last November soon after I recive the Bill of sale. & before it was recorded I went to Mr Chadwick with him & ask him if I could hold the things wether they wer recorded or not. & he said I could & uppon that he went off & I have

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not seen or heard any thing since but understand that Bird has some [xxx] of redeaming them soon.
Mr Hill the graid is a going on niceily [xxx] it finish clear down I could do well this spring on the rent of our building. but fear it will be so that no one can get to it the grade being so high this side of it. I shall try & sell the house this Spring if possible. had I the money that we had paid out for it I could [xxx] so as to [mak?] a great deal more than I shall on the house trade but I do not think we shall loose any thing by that. I never shall be willing to pay Guthrine any more for I think we have paid him a neough without he pays us he damages it has been [xxx] us for not having that streeat graded. you wish me to sell some of your shares & you did not set any price upon them. juge by that you wish me to get all I could & act my one jugment about it that I am wiling to do & think I shall have good luck in selling them for property is now little on a start & the Excitement is about to commence soon. I rote you that [Dr Powell?] was expected here soon he has not come yet he has been detain by his family being sick. the Mill has been laying still most all winter but they are going to commence operations nex weeak

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again. Mr [Blous?] has begun to build a stone building beside of Parker of Parkville. The nuse of the Showeenes Lands are incouraging they will be open & so they can be paid for befor the summer is out. Mr [xxx] has been to Manhatan & he says that you have got a good trading some of your lots are worth two hundrite dollars. I wish you would write me more about your Shares & the price of them for I think the chances will be good to sell & any thing I can do I with pleasure will do it.
Mr Hill we are having fine wether here now. do you expect to come out here this Spring. please write soon & write about the prices &c
You ask what Mr Simpson as about he is running from this point to Lawrence as usial. you have heare of the new [explaind?] before this & it will be useless for me to write.
I am well. Albert. C. Morton

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