John McConihe, Correspondence
MS 308
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Yours of the 7th inst is at hand and contents noted. The items charged me therein are correct, and even if Samuel has not paid up, my deposit is now more than enough to meet all drafts. There should be something over on that Gold Dust also, if it yields what it cost at Denver.

I shall want some money to start our train West, before the 15th of next month, and am very much obliged to you for your kind offer to raise it for me. I shall probably ac—cept your services in the matter.

I hope myself to be able to visit you this winter and shall try hard to get away. In case of disunion, I think I will leave this region, and either go West

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or return East. Still this may be a good place to make money, only I fear, life will be insecure on the Frontier. Between Indians, Robbers, and Thieves, Assassins and Pimps, a man with a few spare dollars might stand a poor chance of "lingering here below." At all events, I am anxious to see you all and shake you by the hand once again.

Allow me to ask you how Martin L. Townsend's feet are. I remember how large they used to be and how they appeared like things of life, having a seperate being from himself, swelling up when they breathed and growing large when he eat or drank, just as if they had bowels, or vulgarly speaking, guts. I mention this lively remembrance of mine of those feet, with no disrespect to Martin L, simply to recall days gone by.


John McConihe

P.S. Remember me to Martin L & Mrs & Miss Townsend.