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Albert C. Morton to Hiram Hill

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Quindaro, April. 30/1858
Mr Hill
Sir two or three days have pass since I rote you Last. & I have not recived the Gentleman card that I spoke about in mine to you, but do not think it will make any grate difference in directing your Letter to Washington, you will the direction Mr Chadwick gave you & that will be suficant Chadwick has not got home from Topeka yet & thinking you mite be a waiting for the said card I would pen a few lines to you. The Letter that C – expected in the nex mail with the card in it did not come & I have been waiting two or three days for it. but now thought best to write and Let you know how it stands.
Mr Hill
Thare has been some new comers in town this Spring with thare families Mr Huse of Boston & wife he has bought the wood on the town site of Rowell & is to work cutting it off. we have two Gentleman from Buffaloo N. York thay have contracted to build a Large sash & Blind Factory thay are coming out with thare families soon. Gray told me to day thare names are Chafen & Buttrum. Mr Buttrum has bought twenty ackers of land of Gray & is a going to put

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up a Brick house for himself & one for Gray Mr Buttrum is now after his family. Mr Gray says when he gets them out here that thay will be a dozen [xxx] families from that place. that will come here to Live. Gray is the best man we have here he does more for the place than three or four companys Like the Quindaro Company.
Hill
Henry of Albany has commence thare building beside of the Captains he is going to have it brick with an iron front three stories high beside the basement. The cost is about ten thousand dollars. Johnson & Veale have commence thare store, thay are going to put up three story Building made of brick with an iron fronnt. Belvors has got his building most ready for the roof it stands between Parks & McCulleys thare will be some business this summer but it is dull now for thare is not any money in the Territory. I think thare is some hopes of you & I & getting our money back for what we done last summer. I have tried to sell our Store but it has been so dull here that it is impossible to sell any thing had I that off of my hands I would feeal at home for if I had the money now lays in that building I mite make a pretty sum for every thing is cheap here now from what it was Last year at this time. Thare Lands will be sold cheeap for thare is so little money

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here to buy with. Thare are to be a goodly numbery sold more than ever wer here before. all the [xxx] & Shawnee Reserve & it will go very cheeap.
Mr Hill if you send out two land warrents in season I shall manage to use them here some how. I have got one man that I am well acquainted with to use it & I shall use the other & hope you will get them here as soon as convient & I will remain here & see to things as well as I can. for if I could not get a claim it would be rather dul work for me, but as thare is some prospect of haveing some aid from you I will try & make it profitable for both.
Pleas write often so I may know how you are getting along
In Hast A. C. Morton
It seeam to me that all of the yung are takeing to themselves a better half one Living out here are deprived of any sutch privagle. how does Fred get along.
Albert. C. Morton Quindaro K. T.

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