Walter Brown


John Muir


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01221[letterhead]March 6# 1886John Muir Esq Martinez CalMy Dear Brother:I have at last bought a tract of [illegible] for you, or rather bargained for it, I shall make a contract in the morning and pay a small earnest down thren we will get (gat) up an abstract and I will have my attorney examine the title when if it is found all O.K. I will take deed in your name and give Deed of Trust back for the unpaid portion ($4000.) I having bought three (3) acres @ 2000.$ per acre, I shall have to sign your name (as agent). Now you asked me to buy only 5000.$ worth for you but I could do better by talking for you 1/2 of a 6 acres lot, but in case you feel disappointed I will give you 1000.$ and so relive you of liability that much. the land is pretty and high and very near 17 acres that I own a share of and adjoining a small piece that I have a professional interest in. I shall spend some money with the news papers and we are now opening Prospect [illegible] to go fast and this land lies near it so will get


Kansas City, Mo

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1886 Mar 6


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm.

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