Walter Brown


John Muir


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01249[letterhead]2/Second mortgage on our and our half acres of the land you sold, for 250.# A 8% interest for a[illegible]. You also have in my hand at this date #926.83/100 (See Statement) but of that [stricken word] I must pay out within a few days about 270.$ for interest on 5000.$ mortgage and state and county taxes.The other money or remaining is no more than I shall likey need to pay expenses and com- -missions when I trade the house off, the rent is paid until Apr 1st 1887 (See Statement) Now I do not like to carry this 2000.$ at the Bank for it diminishes my credit just that much. I have secured the Quit Claim deed only a day or two since and it cost 150.$ (See Statement) The three other acres which I put in were on a contract which I got in consideration of Mr. [illegible] the 3 acres purchased for you so it is yours, as much as the land actualy brought, but by the contract I only got for you one half of the profits on the 3 contract acres above 2000.$ per acre, thus the 3 contract acres does not cut any figure as it quickly increases your profits, so you have in the house and lot about 6000.$ one note 250.$ and about


Kansas City, Mo

Date Original

1886 Dec 24


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0738

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