Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, [Georgia], 1867 Nov. 25

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Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, [Georgia], 1867 Nov. 25
Dexter, Amory, 1829-1887
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Yahoola River and Cane Creek Hydraulic Hose Mining Company
Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Dahlonega
Real property--Georgia--Dahlonega
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 November 25, 1867. Dexter notes that he has received a letter from Boston, and that the new treasurer of the Yahoola River and Cane Creek Hydraulic Hose Mining Company, Nathan H. Hand, has traveled to Dahlonega to settle claims. He says Peck will travel there at the same time. Dexter reports that he has made a proposal to the company to settle, but has not received a reply. Depressed by the looming court case, he complains that business is slow, and adds that if he lives, he will spend spring in Dahlonega, suggesting that he is sick.
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Columbus. Ga. [Georgia] Nov. [November] 25 /67
Col. [Colonel] Wier [Wier] Boyd .
Dear Sir.
I am in receipt of your favor 19th & notice contents.

I am sorry to see so many persons are pitching onto the Yah. [Yahoola?] & Wood as it is altogether unnecessary, if I am correctly informed. By a letter recd. [received] today from Boston I hear Mr. Hand the new Treasurer in place of Mr. King has gone to Dah. [Dahlonega] (or about going) to settle up all claims. Mr. Peck will go about same time.

The Company wrote & asked if I would take time in a settlement by note -- I wrote on & made a fair proposal; but have not heard in answer. I am willing to be lenient if they will show a disposition to settle. I will write you if I do effect anything. I am determined to bring it to a close before Court & by that time will write you what to do. I understood (privately) that Judge Rice told someone that our sale would not hold & was no account. Business is very dull, we are doing nothing & I am blue as to the future. With Kind regards I am ever

Yours most truly
[Signed] A. [Amory] Dexter.

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[added text: If I live intend to pass the spring in Daha. [Dahlonega] say 2 or 3 months.]