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Capt. Robert Campbell
Care of James Aull
Lexington, Fayette County, MO
St. Louis, MO April 11th 1835
After parting with you at the prairie House I returned to St. Louis and attempted to see Fontinell but did not succeed then set out in search of him this morning and found him. I told him I wanted the business spoken of settled as I wish to write to you by mail this evening as the last opportunity. He said the American Fur Co. objected to take those notes as it was uncertain whether the man was alive or not. I then told him I had nothing to do with the American Fur Co. I was dealing with him that he might settle that with them as he pleased.
He agreed to settle the Charbinous note and the Spaniard but did not wish to do so until he got to the fort. I then told him he was bound to settle the whole and that the balance would be a mere trifle one and as he spoke of the mens being dead that if they was dead at this time we would not ask pay for the notes.
He then requested me to lend the notes to you or he would take them himself and when he got to the Fort he thought there would be no difficulty about the matter. So I took the notes and intend enclosing them to you by letter at Independence. W. Fontinell has promised to call at my room this evening. I told him you would leave some directions at Aulls or Hieselerns respecting the delivery of the property there
[Pg. Break] and that I would be glad if we could agree on the prices of the articles then before he left such as there was no price set to but you are well aware its uncertain about his calling.
I here now give you a list of the notes as they might by some means not reach you.
Agreed to pay:Bapt. Charbinous a ept.96.03
Ancours Snrrles (Spain) note 105.00
WP Macys note62.00
Fontinell asked me for Christies note. I told him that the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. held our receipt per Same and I was willing to give it up as soon as we got our receipts he said Milton would give a receipt against it but I gave him no answer. No news since I parted with you. Farewell dear Robert.
Mr. R. Campbell
I have no waited for Fontinell until dark & no word of him. You had better set some prices to those articles and leave with Aull or Heilton. I had run a letter for you from Huch which I forward to Independence