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Mr Robert Campbell
Care of Messrs H & A Campbell & Co
Saint Louis Mo January 27th 1838
Mr. Robt. Campbell
Your letter of January 14 but is to hand and I am glad to see you have returned to Philada where I presume you will finish your purchases [spelled purchaises] to Ohio river is now open and a fine stays of Wattio [?] but the Missouri river cannot be navigated for want of Wattio although its free of Ice I think Business will open early in the spring and with more activity that the last two springs for goods is scarce generally through the country. Business in Illinois from a count is improving as they are throwing out considerable money in their canals & rail way's etc. etc.
I have sent Bogart & Doyiers note up for collection and also Keniday & Stollings has been asking time but I thought best not to grant it and let the law take its course I have not been able to make collections as I expected I hope the remittances I sent you have all reached you in safety I will not be able to lend you any money son as I will have to pay Capt. Stewarts draft before long and the amt. due Waldo which will prep me hard times dull and money uncommonly scarce - Boats arriving from New Orleans & Louisville continually
[Pg. Break] I look for Capt. Stewart here early in March from the letter he wrote me I have nothing here to write you as we are all well and no business doing and as I am well aware that you would like to see how money matters is coming on I will get Mr. Helfenstein to give you cash balances since I last wrote you.
Your obedient Servt.
Wm. L. Sublette
The weather has been very changeable [spelled chaingable] for the last month but unusually dry it now clear and moderate for the season (alls well at home the prices of coal is low owing to the fine state of the roads and the crossing of the Mississippi. Pork Worth five dollars Beef the same and produce generally is down Salt has been up but now falling as the navigation is open. The Bank is more discounting each week to the amt. of fifteen thousand dollars over and above the 10 cent income until it amounts up to two hundred thousand dollars. Our Business paper alone which will release the City some offering Large and the people appear like they have a week to enter in to speculations again but I think it will not take a year to come the bank declared a dividend of 5 1/3 per cent 1/4 per cent bonus to the state which gives us 6 pr cent 6 months at the rates 12 1/2 per cent [?]______
Wm. L. Sublette
21st Jany Fo Balance [?]_____21st By Charges$5.00
Cash Back1143.36Eastern Cath paid [?]_____ (inherit?)
22 A Ogelvie & Co. 195.00Darby for his changes on note
23 Bills Payable for not ofof Oliva & Smith n which amt. $500 recieved for450.00when collected by you willbe used as Eastern Cash 25.00
23Bills Payable per note a Bank $500.00
24 Mdge Sales in Drawer 12.75"""""St. Louis Ins. Co.500.00
"B F + B Wallace & Co.100.00"Int. pa disct. on note 45010.85
24 McCord & Clifford106.00" Willaim Riddle pa Collier& Pererson accep. their few 104.42
24Changes paid Wm. for outlay5.00
Balance on hand 556.85
PS. Jany 28 - Mr. Sublette requested me to state that the weather has changed considerably since yesterday. This morning it rained very fast without intermission & there is a prospect of its continuance for some time.