Letter: Quinnesec, Michigan to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1880 Mar. 13

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Letter: Quinnesec, Michigan to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1880 Mar. 13
Hungerford, William Sumner, 1854-1904
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Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Dahlonega
Collecting of accounts--Georgia--Dahlonega
Real property--Georgia--Dahlonega
Cincinnati Mining Company
Boyd, Wier G., 1820-1893
United States, Georgia, Lumpkin County, Dahlonega, 34.53259, -83.98491
letters (correspondence)
Letter from W. S. Hungerford to Wier Boyd, dated March 13, 1880. Hungerford refuses to pay the claim of the Hand Company and suggests that if Trimble fails to pay it, Boyd should proceed with the sale of the Cincinnati Company mill. He asks Boyd to ensure that Hall's claim for lawyers' fees is not allowed and asks him not to sell the boiler and engine, as Hall only performed work on the mill. Hungerford directs Boyd to apply payment from Williams toward the Hand claim and orders him to sell the house and furniture immediately if Williams fails to make his payment. He urges Boyd to pressure Trimble to pay notes and asks whether Boyd has the necessary documentation to bring suit against Trimble. Hungerford advises Boyd to warn Trimble that the mill will be sold if he fails to pay the Hand claim.
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[ Note: [This document contains handwritten and printed text.]]
[printed text: OFFICE OF THE
A. CLEMENT, Prop. [Proprietor],]

[printed text: Quinnesec, Mich. [Michigan],] [written text: March 13th 26] [printed text: 188][written text: 0]
[written text: Wier [Wier] Boyd Esq. [Esquire]
Dear Sir]
[written text: I find your letter of the 3rd inst [instant] awaiting me upon my arrival from Norway this evening when I mailed you a letter to-day [today]. In regard to the claim of the Hand Co. [Company] I shall not send any money to meet it, and if Mr. Trimble does not send any money to pay it [added text: the property] must go to sale unless you raise the money and pay it yourself as you said you would when I left in which case I will secure you upon all the property of the Cincinnati Co [Company] [added text: including Mr. Trimble's notes subject only] [added text: to the payment of Mr. Howells claim.] In case it does go to sale be sure that the $45 that Mr. Hall put on the bill [added text: for lawyers fees] is not allowed and then that only the mill and not the

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boiler and engine is sold: for the lien upon which they sue covers I suppose only the mill upon which Mr. Hall did work. He did no work whatever upon the boiler & engine. I should think the machinery was ample security for the debts and if it goes to sale I hope you will try to get as much for it as possible. I believe that there is a payment due [added text: soon] on the house that Mr. Williams lives in. If he makes the payment you can use that money towards the Hand claim and if he does not then sell the house and furniture at once. What is Mr. Williams doing for a living if the mine is not running. I suppose Mr. Trimble is worth something. How is that? Has he his store yet. Does he ever say anything about paying the notes. When they become due I want you to collect them if he has anything to pay with. Have you the necessary papers to commence suit on them. If not let me know what is wanting so that I may send it to you. When I say sell only the mill I mean if it is like to go for a mere song do not let any more than that go in for the Hand claim but if any one [anyone]

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wants to buy the whole property if it is only for enough to pay the debts sell it. If you cannot make any arrangements to pay the Hand claim perhaps it would be well to write Mr. Trimble that he must pay it or it will go to sale,]

[written text: Yours Truly]
[Signed] [written text: W. S. Hungerford]
[written text: Quinnesec
Mich. [Michigan].]
[added text: [written text: P.S. If the property is to be sold for the debts please see that Mr. Howells claim goes in with the Hand Co [Company] 's. W. S. H.]]