Lewis University I & M Canal Documents and Correspondence, 1832-1857 (Lewis University)
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Letter from Milne Ferguson & Co., to William Gooding Esq. Secretary of the Canal Board. Dated March 11, 1850.
Letter from Milne Ferguson & Co., to William Gooding Esq. Secretary of the Canal Board. Dated March 11, 1850.
TitleLetter from Milne Ferguson & Co., to William Gooding Esq. Secretary of the Canal Board. Dated March 11, 1850.
SubjectIllinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.) -- History - William Gooding; Milne Ferguson & Co. - Illinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.) -- History
TranscriptsWm. Gooding Esq.
Dear Sir

We have a letter from Miles Hills Morris, in reference to some canal lots, the payment on which from certain circumstances was not made in time (or rather proffered) last fall tho' the money was ready. The facts are as follows. On the 3rd Oct. we received from Mr. Hills a letter requesting us to make the payments due on these lots. The letter enclosed a letter from you to Mr. Hills dated the 5th Sept. stating that the notes had been removed from Burch's to G. Smith & Co's and alas stating that you had furnished G.S. & Co. with a list of all the notes given for the Canal property sold, and who chose to pay them there could do so.
Either on the 3rd or 4th Oct. (we cannot be positive which date it was either the evening of the 3rd or morning of the 4th) we called at G. S. & Co's and offered payment of the notes. The Teller looked over all the notes and told us they were not there and must be at Lockport. At this time we had not particularly noticed the second clause of your letter to Mr. Hills as to a list of all notes having been left there and it was not the day after or perhaps the 6th that we observed more particularly the contents of your letter to Mr. Hills whereupon we immediately called upon Mr. Willard but he could not then receive the money without authority from you, the 4th being the last day he was entitled to receive it. These are the facts of the case and the whole difficulty secured from our overlooking your letter to Mr. Hills which he sent us when he ordered us to pay the money. Had it not been for this the money would have been paid either on the afternoon of the 3rd Oct. or the morning of the 4th at farthest.
Mr. Hills writes us that on a certificate from us that the money was offered in time you would have no hesitation in receiving it. If you consider from the above facts that this was done (as we think + hope you will please to drop us a line stating the amt. due and if we can pay it to G.S. & Co. or at Lockport.
We are
Dear Sir
Yours truly
Milne Ferguson & Co.
DescriptionDouble-sided handwritten letter concerning certificates and money. Donated by John M. Lamb.
Publisher (Digital)Lewis University
DateMarch 11, 1850
TypeText
FormatImage/TIFF
LanguageEnglish
RightsAll rights held by Lewis University. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University at 815-836-5665.
CollectionI & M Canal Documents and Correspondence, 1832 - 1857 (Lewis University)
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