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
1886 Mar 6
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