Letter to John Bernhisel, 4 January 1842

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Copy of a letter to Dr .
176. Hudson Str
 
City January 4. 1842
Dear
Yours of the 11th Dec. post Marked 13th.  is recived & I have this day made a purchase according to your  request, of 60 acres of land off the South Side, of the south  east quarter, <of> Section 9. of Township six north, of range  8 west, of the 4th principal Meridian in the tract  appropriated for Military bounties, for the Sum of  $480. I.E. $8. per Acre, which is less than its present  value, & that on account of Previous advances on  your part.
The land is situated about 2 miles east  by south of the , and of an excellent quality  though perhaps not quite so great a proportion of  timber as you would have preferred, yet it was the  best chance which presented itself to me at present , We do not long expect to be dependent on wood, from  this immediate vicinity for firing our , there  are, unquestionably, inexaustable mines of coal in the  neighborhood, not far beneath the surface, which we  expect will shortly be opened, furnishing an abundance  of fuel at a moderate price, & also lights for  the , as soon as means can be brought in  requisition to establish Gas works.
The purchase I made of Mr  & have his deed to you for the Land, & I shall improve  the earliest opportunity. to forward it to the Recorders  Office, for entry, and after that is accomplished  I will file it away with my Deeds, holding it  subject to your order.
The certificate of deposite referred to in  your letter, July 12— 1841 for——$425,
together with the 8th Sept for . of 40
$465,
deducted from the,——480
paid for the land, leaves a balance in my favor of $15
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Copy of a letter to Dr .
176. Hudson Str
 
City January 4. 1842
Dear
Yours of the 11th Dec. post Marked 13th. is recived & I have this day made a purchase according to your request, of 60 acres of land off the South Side, of the south east quarter, of Section 9. of Township six north, of range 8 west, of the 4th principal Meridian in the tract appropriated for Military bounties, for the Sum of $480. I.E. $8. per Acre, which is less than its present value, & that on account of Previous advances on your part.
The land is situated about 2 miles east by south of the , and of an excellent quality though perhaps not quite so great a proportion of timber as you would have preferred, yet it was the best chance which presented itself to me at present, We do not long expect to be dependent on wood, from this immediate vicinity for firing our , there are, unquestionably, inexaustable mines of coal in the neighborhood, not far beneath the surface, which we expect will shortly be opened, furnishing an abundance of fuel at a moderate price, & also lights for the , as soon as means can be brought in requisition to establish Gas works.
The purchase I made of Mr & have his deed to you for the Land, & I shall improve the earliest opportunity. to forward it to the Recorders Office, for entry, and after that is accomplished I will file it away with my Deeds, holding it subject to your order.
The certificate of deposite referred to in your letter, July 12— 1841 for——$425,
together with the 8th Sept for . of 40
$465,
deducted from the,——480
paid for the land, leaves a balance in my favor of $15
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