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Accession Number 1999.8.63
Catalog Number 1999.8.63
Object Name Letter
Date 1841/01/25
Scope & Content [Front Cover]
Mr. Robert Campbell
Care of Mess H&A Campbell

Saint Louis Jany 25th 1841
Mr. Robert Campbell
Dear Sir
Nothing of much interest has occurred since our letter of the 16th inso except some receipts which are of great interest and we hope there may be a further continuance, although we can hardly expect it. Emerson & Shields remitted the full amt. of their a/c. 250$ Recd of William & Johnston on a/c A. Mallete 75% of AH & Dully. 100$ of James L. Stephens 200$ of James Conway a draft of 30$ on J. Samuel for $166 89 and Mr. James Kyle advises us of having received $80 47 on our a\c with which we are to charge his a/c, he states that it his intention to send to Mr. Man for the balance in a few days. The messrs Walsh have been advised of the payment of Joseph Reads note at the Bank of Mineral Point. They will check for it immediately as they have no occasion for the funds there.

Species is still very scarce: not more than is requested for bankable purposes; and as the prem is higher than we can give according to your instructions of course we will not buy The Bookers give from 3 to 3 1/2 pr ct. Exchange is very scarce and can only be bought with difficulty at 4 & 5 pr ct prem.

You will recollect there was some doubt whether the Mineral

[Pg. Break] Point & Miners Bank notes would be received much longer at the Ins office. At present there is nothing further said to that effect but they are in fact the only currency we have. There appears to be a great increase of new notes of M Point Bank many of them post notes of this year. Ill notes are quite as scarce as Mo notes.

We have not yet heard from Ins A. Merrit at N.O he may have written but owing to the obstruction in navigation, the letter may be detained on a boat, Mr. Harrison left this for Charlton the day after you left this, but will return in the course of a week. Mr. Sublette is at his farm and he will not be at home before it is time to mail this, there is no communication I am aware of that he wishes to make. Probably he will write to you in a few days. Mr. McGinnugh [?] called in and stated that he was informed by the Auditor of Pub. Accts that the appropriation for the Board of Internal improvements is expected, and that we will have to await a further appropriation. Nothing further.
Yours respectfully,
J.P. Helfenstein

P.S. I do not know whether you have with you a memorandum of the order for a [?]_____ for Maj Cummings like the one [?]_____ for Mr. Sublette of Wolfe & Clark.
Collection Deibel