Walter Brown


John Muir


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01221[letterhead]2 J.M.Some of the benefit, I shall [illegible] about 300.$ to [illegible] that part of town this spring and to have no doubt that we will sell very soon. If you had told me to gamble for the largest possible gain I should have bought options on business property but I did not dare to. Some lots (50 feet front) on Walnut St here sold up from 85$ to 300.$ for front foot within 5 months [illegible] have made from 2000. to two thousand in a week on $3 [stricken word] to 5000.$ margins. I waited all thru Feby for David to send his money to put with yours but he did not send it so I will do all I can as it is. I am sorry I did not have money on hand of my own or I would have joined in with you but I have done the next best I have got controll of a firm adjuoining. We are going to start a Nat'l Bank with at least 500,000$ capital this Spring do you want to take 5000 or 10,000.$ of stock in it? it will pay from 10 to 20 %. It is my friends and they are all O.K. and they now have a system of small banks in Kanses and the Kansas City Safe Deposit and Savings Bank here. Love to your family and Annie. Regards, Walter Brown


Kansas City, Mo

Date Original

1886 Mar 6


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 21 cm.

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