Valona Jan 28th 99 Mr. John Muir. Dear Sir, In reply to your favor of the 8th would asked to be excused for keeping you waiting so long as I had a hard time in collecting the several amounts & getting them on record as per bills & receipts, which is as follows. To lumber for Hall 1234.35 “ Painting 199.25 Labor 634.30 833.55“ Bricklayer 36.25 Excavating 21.00 57.25 “ Hauling 69.45 Plumbing 23.95 93.40 “ Plastering 115.50 Hardware 67.75 183.25 “ Millwork 39.17 39.17 “ 240 Theater chairs 155.00 hauling same 1.50 156.50 Curtain & scenery 65 2,664.47 Amount due on lumber bill $910.10 The lot was given in the first place for 500.00 on which there was $100.00 paid. Mr. Petersen told the trustees that you have promised to $500.00 worth of stock and give the deed for lot also. The trustees asked only what they were informed that you would do. I spoke to the balance of trustees in regard to the lot and they say that they are willing to give you stock for the balance due on the lot. But would rather you would wait with that and advance the $400.00 so that the lumber bill could be paid & then pay you the cash for the lot in monthly payments. Please make the check payable to Port Costa Lumber Co. for $900.00. And Oblige, Yours truly, Francis George
George, Francis, "Letter from Francis George to John Muir,January 28, 1899" (1899). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 7017.
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