A. H. Sellers
Feb 10, 1899
My dear Muir -
I am again a slave my neck is again under the yoker, but I hope only for a few months.
Yesterday the Board of Directors and circumstances made me President of this company, and that means I must be at my desk every day from 9am to 5pm. I fought hard against it and had I not [illegible] it would only be for a short time would never have yielded. The circumstances are these, the three companies have have been fighting each other very hard and there is now strong probability that a consolidation will result in the near future. I wanted our people to pass the election of officers which always occurs at the Feb 7 meeting over the 15th March meeting in hopes that the consolidation would take place in the
meantime, but our people feared that if we passed the election that the [illegible] would think we could not agree [illegible] to take advantage of the circumstances, so I was forced to consent.
I never hated to give up my trip to Cala so much as I did this time and even Fay wanted to go.
I feel this morning as tho' I had taken a heavy load on my shoulders, but if the consolidation that is now proposed is carved out I will get out for good and to a great advantage. I would like your sympathies for a few months and if I am not free then I want you to kick me.
Fay & Frank give [illegible] love to you all -
A H Sellers
1899 Feb 10
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.
Sellers, Alfred H., "Letter from A. H. Sellers to John Muir, 1899 Feb 10." (1899). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2353.
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