is disolved. I have been trying to get out [stricken word] seveal years ago. & have taken the colts in Kansas. & now I do not know whether I am above the dam or going over the dam or under the dam. If I haad my own I would be all right but when we settle up we found about $4,000.- indebtnedss against the firm & it seems that I have to pay it or go under by right I ought not to pay any as I had about $3500.00 in the firm. the others had no money I have go to loose that besides paying the other. what it is more than can I can do. all I have now is the half of that land in Kansas & my home which is about $8000- It is so fixed that I cant get any money to pay on the land. & how it will be in a few years from now [stricken phrase] as then is [illegible] against the colts all that they are worth when we got the colts I suppose they were a [clap?} of horses that would reach about 1200# but
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