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Robert Campbell Esqr.
Care of Same C. Owens Esqr.
Jackson County Independence
St. Louis Mo April 11th 1835
After parting with you I returned to St. Louis but could not find Fontinell. I have slept and turned out again. I found him at the American Fur Co. office. I told him my business was to have those notes and accts settled as I wished to write to you by this evening's mail as it was the last opportunity I would have.
He said the American Fur Co. objected to take those notes as it was uncertain whether the man was alive or not that they might have left the country etc etc. 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 then advised me to leave them with the A.M.F.C. for as I told him I should not do it that he was bound to take them and I ought to close [spelled cloase] all the business in the country through him that the whole was but a trifle lasting off 40 pos he said he would settle Charbinous and the Spaniard note when he settled at the fort and advised me to lend the whole of them to you or he would take them himself and he thought there would be no difficulty about the matter on settlement at the fort that he would do nothing in them. I have concluded to send them to you.
[Pg. Break] Mr. Fontinell promised to call at my room this evening (but you know its doubtful how he fulfills his promise on that respect). I told him I would like to fix the prices to the articles that there was none in the agreement.
He stated [spelled staited] to me that you had forgotten to give him Christie's note. I told him that belongs to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. and that they had our receipt for the same that I was willing to give it up as soon as we got our receipt for the same he then said Milton would save a receipt against it he supposed and that as they had given there note for the same they ought to have it here the subjected ended this is ore about the conversation that passed between us as well as I can at present recollect.
I have written you at Lexington.
Fontinell has come here to fix the price to the articles as promised and I have now to conclude as it seems and the marc closes this evening.
Yours until death,
I have mailed a letter from Hugh to you with this
Nothing new since you left. I feel quite lost for a partner.