[letterhead]Jany 7th 1886John Muir Martinez CalDear BrotherYours of Dec 28th came safely with its 2000$ Bill of exchange. I have placed it in bank and am looking the field over for the best place to put it in, will write you as soon as I get the place selected.I have asked David to get up ten thousand dollars from his banks and capitalists and we would divide the profits that would come to me. I told him to propose to them that they get their money back with 8% per annum and over half of the net profits. In this way he would not have any liability and would get a good profit.J. and Ethel are well and happy. I am very glad of annies improvement, My best wishes for you all,Very truly Walter BrownPS I gave J. a 27$ desk and a pretty [illegible] bay for Christmas and to let her see that I appreciated her literary efforts. B.01214
Kansas City, Mo
1886 Jan 7
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