Letter: Atlanta, [Georgia] to Colonel Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1877 Feb. 26

"Thar's gold in them thar hills": Gold and Gold Mining in Georgia, 1830s-1940s
Letter: Atlanta, [Georgia] to Colonel Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1877 Feb. 26
Dexter, Amory, 1829-1887
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Mining leases--Georgia--Dahlonega
Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Dahlonega
Mineral rights--Georgia--Dahlonega
Collecting of accounts--Georgia--Dahlonega
Yahoola River and Cane Creek Hydraulic Hose Mining Company
Boyd, Wier G., 1820-1893
United States, Georgia, Lumpkin County, Dahlonega, 34.53259, -83.98491
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Letter from Amory Dexter, civil engineer and one-time agent of the Yahoola River and Cane Creek Hydraulic Hose Mining Company, to Colonel Wier Boyd, dated February 26, 1877. Dexter apologizes for not visiting with Boyd when in Atlanta, due to illness, and updates Boyd on his travel plans. He relates that Mr. Wainwright in Boston wants to know if Dr. Vandyke will not meet his obligations. Dexter suggests that if Dr. Vandyke does not make payments, Boyd should seek another buyer. He asks Boyd to suggest prospective buyers.
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Atlanta. Feb. [February] 26. 1877.
Dear Col. [Colonel] Boyd.
I was sorry not to have seen you in Atlanta -- but I was sick at home when you were here: in fact have been in the house during all the damp weather. I shall remain here till 1st of Apr. [April] & then go to Columbus for couple of months as my wife will want to be with her Mother for a time. I know my old friends will be glad to hear of the prospect, as they had given me up in despair.

I have letter from Mr. Wainwright, Boston, today in which he wants to know if Dr. V. [Van Dyke] is not going to meet his obligations. He put Mr. Austin to good deal expense & trouble -- as he had to travel some distance to find a proper officer to certify before. I was in hopes you were interested & that the payments would be met. If you feel confident the Dr. can not [cannot] come up to time; could you not sell to others. Please let me know, prospects, so I can write to Mr. W. [Wainwright] -- believe me

Yours very truly
[Signed] Amory Dexter.