Letter to Hiram Barney, 3 March 1842

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Copy of a Letter to Esqr 52 John St—
 
Hancock Co— Ill
Mch 3rd. 1842
Esqr}
Dear Sir
Yours of the 24th. of January in relation to Mr Fishers Land in this is received, and I feel to reciprocate the friendly sentiments therein contained and hope I may again have the pleasure of your society, & also of Messrs Silliman & Mitchell, when it shall suit your convenience to grant it
The Land you refer to, is so situated that it is not likely to be a source of great profit to any one at present, there are several difficulties in the way of rendering it as valuable as are some other Lots in the vicinity, which I have not time to enumerate at present; but if we can come to any conclusions for an exchange, which might <​prove​> to our mutual advantage in the end I will be glad so to do.
Our city Lots are one acre each, and while good lands and near by, can be had for $3. and $5. pr acre, the citizens will not consent to be circumscribed to 1/12 of an acre; unless it be in some peculiar instances which have no prospect of any bearing upon the land in question for a long period, if ever— [p. 227]
Copy of a Letter to Esqr 52 John St—
 
Hancock Co— Ill
Mch 3rd. 1842
Esqr}
Dear Sir
Yours of the 24th. of January in relation to Mr Fishers Land in this is received, and I feel to reciprocate the friendly sentiments therein contained and hope I may again have the pleasure of your society, & also of Messrs Silliman & Mitchell, when it shall suit your convenience to grant it
The Land you refer to, is so situated that it is not likely to be a source of great profit to any one at present, there are several difficulties in the way of rendering it as valuable as are some other Lots in the vicinity, which I have not time to enumerate at present; but if we can come to any conclusions for an exchange, which might prove to our mutual advantage in the end I will be glad so to do.
Our city Lots are one acre each, and while good lands and near by, can be had for $3. and $5. pr acre, the citizens will not consent to be circumscribed to 1/12 of an acre; unless it be in some peculiar instances which have no prospect of any bearing upon the land in question for a long period, if ever— [p. 227]
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