J[ohn] M. Vanderbilt
Sitka Alaska May 5th 1881Dear Mr. MuirHave just returned from our second trip to Chile at this season and I am very glad to say that business & prospects are better than we anticipated. We have given up on [Iakatat?] trip owning to the amount of work we have to attend to this season besides we learn that the [Iakatat?] Indians are expected to come down to Cross Sound to trade at our Hoonyah stove. The next steamer from Portland will bring boiler &c for our oil works which we will establish in Cross Sound. A Capt Almy has arrived here from Newport R.I. to [illegible] the same. We have now six stores in operation – the east one established is at the new town of Harrisburg or Rockwell in the Auk country about 8 miles below the Auk Glacier – the00996
1881 May 5
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