J [ohn] M. Vanderblit


John Muir


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01073[1]Killisnoo near Sitka Alaska August 14th 1882.My dear Mr. MuirI have deferred writing to you from time to time with the hope that I could meet my note that falls due this month & as I am unable to do so I beg to enclose a draft on Mess. DuBois & King #416 Battery Street San Francisco for Sixty Dollars $60.00 being amount of interest (two years) due on same and beg that you will renew the same for another year or till such time as you can conveniently do so. I have been for the past two years very much cramped in paying interest, life insurance, Doctors bills etc and have had no income other than my salary with the [N.W.T.Co?] The first year the N.W. T. Co paid a stock dividend of 20%, last year paid expenses, while this year with a capital of $1000,000.00 to work on, every thing looks favorable for a profitable season. I regret my inability to pay you in full, which fact worries me


Kilisnoo, near Sitka, Alaska

Date Original

1882 Aug 14


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0880

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