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Mr. Robert Campbell
Care of Mr. Gill, Campbell & Co.
New York Dec 19th, 1835
Mr. Robr Campbell
Your favor of 17th last did not reach me until after the mail of this day had closed, in consequence of my having been confined to my room all the for part of the day from the effects of exposure at the late awful fire which has devastated our city.
It gives me great pleasure in being able to inform you that your Beaver is safe, being stored in the old place in Gold Street, one of the safest stores in the city, in addition to which the company has about one half its capital remaining. I am also happy to say my office is safe, the fire in Wall street having been arrested immediately opposite to it and further that the loss which the concern will sustain will be very light. I could have sold your Beaver before the fire at $4.24 per lb, but in this present state of things it is impossible to say what it would bring as there is just now nothing doing,
[Pg. Break] but I have no idea the state of things will last long.
Hoping to see you in this place soon, I am very respectfully yours,