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Title:[Letter] 1849 Jan. 2, Memphis [to] Henry Kirtland, Poland, Trumbull Co[unty], Ohio / J B Kirtland : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Kirtland, J. B.

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Date: January 2, 1849
Extent: 3 p
Summary:This document is a letter, dated January 2, 1849, written by J. B. Kirtland in Memphis to his cousin Henry Kirtland in Ohio. J. B. writes in response to Henry's enquiries regarding land in Tennessee and Mississippi.
Collection:J. B. Kirkland

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Memphis Jany [January] 2/49
Dear Cousin

Yr fav. [Your favor] Nov [November] 29— reaches here in my absence to N. [New] orleans — We are very glad to hear from you &, that you are recovering health — Take your good Wife & son & take a trip here — I presume, twould help you — I should be glad of your son as a neighbour [neighbor] & have just made Enquiries about lands &c [et cetera] — Within a semi circle of 50 mils [miles] diameter in Ten. [Tennessee] & Miss. [Mississippi] the lands is uneven & small hills but, generally quite rich. Tis watered by springs & small streams both Soil is alluvial —

Production Every & any thing — 10 miles from Town land can be had

unimproved @ $3 to 10. per acre—

improved 5, to 15. do [ditto]

Farther out, tis cheaper & nearer, tis higher —

I think a proper system of farming profitable here. You can decide only by observation personally.

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It gives us much pleasure to hear from you all & in return I say we hear often from our friends East & they are generally well — I may say we are all well here — Business just now dull — How would the "Western Reserve Bank" like to loan say $4000. payable in N. [New] York in quarterly installments of $1000. Each by my giving the money circulation here. If you are intimate with any officers please ask them — Should you have any amt. [amount] from $1000. upwards I would take it @10% per annum payable to you @ 6 & 12 months — I can afford that rate in my business.

Give our best love to Mrs. K — the children, Grandmother, Billions & all of the friends — Let me hear soon or come personally.

Yr. affec. [Your affectionate] Cousin
JB Kirtland

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Henry Kirtland Esq [Esquire] Poland Trumbull Co., [County] Ohio
[added: JB Kirtland]

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