[drawing of man in chair with doll or child at his feet and mouse under chair]2ndMortgage of $250.00 on it. I have about $500.00 worth of other property. that is all I have. The firm of Reid & Foster is held for the amt of about $4000.00 that is to be divided by 3 of us. when Sarah & I come to settle up there may not be much for me to pay as the improvements & what I have paid her may bal up.If we should have fair crop in Kansas next year and will go to $10.00 per acre then as a good portion of the land held and 10.00 now with out any improvements. & some farms & one ranch of 4000 acres changed hands at $10- per acres by a Chicago firm for a horse ranch. what I would like is to keep about 50 or 60 head of the best mares & give a mortgage on 1/2 of the land & my house & the horses for a term of years, say about $5000 t0 6000.00 any one can see there would [blot] no risk to run as the land would be getting more valuable & the increase of the horses01292
1888 Feb 7
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