R. W. Cary


R. W. Cary


[Walter] Brown



Kansas City, Mo. 6/3 1891

Dear Brown

I enclose you complete statement of the financial condition of the Lydia [our?] property. it shows a balance of $6790.28 if this is paid before July 1st there will be $38.66 to be deducted. that will leave $6751.62 still due. Now of course we would like to have all of this but if Mr Muir will pay $2751.62 it will leave a clean balance of $4000.00 against the property, which can run for another year or two years if he so desires. I would like to have it done before July 1st as I want to go back West by that train, and I will have to attend to the matter as my father leaves all of his affairs to me. but he wont allow me to carry it any longer. Now about the [Bridge?]. Waddell says we can’t do any thing for less than a thousand dollars and I agree with him, it is of the utermost importance that we do this work at once, [& we have our right under our?]



chapter and it will be impossible for me to furnish any money now as I am absolutely burndened to the very gu[illegible] now. I suppose you have heard of [illegible] collapse but some of his condition on here looking up his [affairs?] [illegible] [Maple?] Leaf [Road?] may take hold of his franchise for a bridge there in connection with the [other Belt line Co.?] I haven’t seen Fonda since my return but expect to tomorrow then I can tell what has been going on in the Rail Road world here if you can possibly raise the money do it by all mean or I fear we are [gone in our charter for good and all time let me hear from you at once about both of these matters?.]

Very Truly R.W. Cary



6 / 3 1891

Principle note 5000.00
Int. on same 1 year 8% 400.00
" Note overdue 1 " " " 200.00
" on same " 16.00
" " overdue 1 1/2 years " 200.00
" on same 24.00
" " overdue 2 " " 200.00
" on same 32.00
" " overdue 2 1/2 " 200.00
" on same " 40.00
Repairs on house, pd out before Nov. 1 1890
Less cash sent by Brown $300.00 215.78
Interest on same for 8 month @ 8% 11.46
Certificate of Redemption pd. Oct. 21 1889 472.10
Interest on same for 1 year and 8 month @ 8% 62.94
City and State & County Taxes now due 100.00
Rent of house from Nov. 1st 90' to July 1st 91 8 mos @ $48 384.00
Balance now against property $6790.28



Kansas City, Mo.

Date Original

1891 Jun 3


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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