improving city of renders it immensely valuable— I suppose that building lots there are worth, at least, one hundred dollars each, and if you allow Twelve to the acre you have the value of $1,200 to the acre for the 20 acres of $24,000 for the property— I have no doubt but that the building lots would readily sell & be improved if the title could be given at one hundred dollars per lot— But there are some unpleasant questions con nected with the title which serve to annoy Mr Fisher residing as he does 2,000 miles distant and depending almost entirely upon agents to conduct his business. These things make it for his interest to dispose of that property at a low rate to one who can make the utmost value from it.
It would be agreeable to Mr Fisher to receive some money in payment for the lands but the bulk of the purchase money would be received in eastern property real and personal at a fair valuation
<Be so obliging as to inform me whether the man who menaced your life & who escaped from the marshall during his trial, has ever received his merits?— H. B.>
The law suit pending there (or which was pending but is abated by the death of Mr Doyle) would not disturb you in the poss [p. ]