John McConihe, Correspondence
MS 308
Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries


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Dear John

I telegraphed you yesterday, that I had received that package of $960, all right, and I suppose you received the same.

The money will get a good circulation and more than two thirds of it will remain out until after the note is paid. I wish it had been in smaller notes as I fear they will pick up the $10 & 20s and send them off by mail. Still I will try and keep these out as long as possible. I have marked all the notes on the back with the stamp of the Neb. Land & Bk. Co. and you will see them when they appear at your Counter.

I start to day three—four—mule teams for Denver, loaded with butter lard cheese apples molasses and sugar and with good luck

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expect to make at least $700 on the trip. They will return within 50 days. It took considerable money to buy these twelve mules, three wagons, outfit &c. and I have a good man to take charge of the train. Credit here helps me too. Should I have good luck in this, I shall send early next spring, a large train Westward.

We are making a great push to send Morton to Congress and I verily believe it will be accomplished. All looks well now.

Our Citizens feel much brighter and more confident of future prosperity, since the completion of the telegraph than ever before. I have never faltered in my opinion since we first landed at John Newtons Office on Douglas Street.

I am under a thousand obligations to you for the loan of the money and when I say I will pay I mean it. I have never yet failed to do as I said

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I would and my credit in this place is as good, as it is with you. I could buy provisions enough here to load 40 wagons all on credit.

When I shall get home I cannot say. I cannot possibly get away without making great sacrifice before February next.

In "America" now, we read the same despatches[sic] at the breakfast table in the morning paper that you do.

In good health and in good spirits I wish to be remembered to all

Your friend

John McConihe