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Joseph Denison to Isaac Tichenor Goodnow

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June 8 Eve. Another Draft Atlas Bank J. L. Hanaford $100 just came to hand—
Manhattan Kansas June 8 1859
Dear Br Goodnow
I returned yesterday from Tecumseh and found your letter Mailed at Boston May 8th &c &c. I have now received in all in drafts since you left & the Notes v.s. Manhattan Town Association & $1348.75
Rev. C. L. McCurdy sending $94.50 of the above. I have paid out for freight on Lumber $426, to Lewis on his first payment $400, adding Steers to him not included above $500, for the Wells about $100 and for taxes $26.35. Some $40 has been paid on joist &c for second floor and we have not far from $350 in the Treasury. $40 has also been sent for iron

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We are financiering as faithfully and as economically as we can. I think Lewis will be up to his next payment in about 4 or 5 weeks. The joist &c must also be paid for as we can along. We have given the whole Bill above the lower floor to Clark & Pierce. I regret you have not got our letters either at Pittsburg. N.Y. or Boston as we have written you at each of those places.
Lewis is now on the House & Br Brous gives him all the lower window frames today. I should think he would get the Mason work on the House done in about three weeks. Br Marlatt & I gave him some extra cut work on the College- 1st because the Building really required

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it and 2nd because he and all his men must stop (waiting for lumber) if he did not have it. The Steamer Gus Linn has made two successful trips & Vivaldi is coming with the Press. Land Warrants are the great want here now. Br Kimball wished me to write you that he must have one one hundred and twenty acre land Warrant as soon as you can get it here. If you can sell City Lots pay out of them and get two if you can, both 120 acre ones. If you cannot sell his city lots get one 120 acre for him and he will pay in to the College on the 1st of July as he then gets his pay for his Corn

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Rev Willard Smith writes me offering to sell some lots for me. I send him of my lots in Ward 3 also in Ward 2.
  Lot No 440}   Lot No 146}           “ “ 472} $100 each “ “ 92} $100 each         “ “ 271}               “ “ 315}                              
--and refer him to you Perhaps you can sell them to best advantage. Please confer with him I will allow you or him 5 percent on what they bring.
Wm’s health is better. Br Griffin could not get Bonds but got Scrip now drawing 8 percent & I have it here subject to your or Wm’s order. We are under the sad necessity of informing you that the Gray Pony is dead. She got cast by the Rope &c while I was gone. We are all very sad about it but it is too late to help it. We are all usually well.
Very truly
Joseph Denison

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