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Mr. Robert Campbell
Care of Messr H&A Campbell
Saint Louis Jan 16th 1841
Mr. Robert Campbell
We recd your letter dated 11th inst at Vandalia and according to your request we made a deposit of $2050 in notes of the State Bank of Ill and forwarded a certificate of Sec of Gas Light Co to Mr. Itapp. The letter went by yesterdays mail. The first after we recd your letter. We presume the 20,000 will reach you at same time with this. We have not heard of any specie being offered since you left. Messrs H & A C & Cos letter of 30th ulto is at hand. They state "that the F & M Bank do not wish us to send common specie for balance of funds on hand." As there remain so small an amount yet to be purchased, we must either buy as formerly, whatever kind we can get and depend upon the pleasure or policy of the Mo Bank whether they will give us halves or Mexican Dolls' or only buy Mexican dollars "a rare chance to get them alone" and make a special deposit. If it is to the interests of the Mo Bank to keep Mex Dolls they will be very reluctant to pay them out for the mixed [spelled mixt] deposits we have made. From the scarcity of specie in market it is very probable we will not be able to buy up a
[Pg. Break] sufficient amt. for a shipment of $20,000 before we hear from you. The money which NW Wilson remitted was to take up a dft [draft] on them. The dft on Jarret & Ferguson. H St. John & J Samuel were duly paid. We have recd of Mr. R. Kyle the amt of his a/c also of Mr. Stevens on a/c Ja & J Graves $100. Jas R. Horsley remitted a dft on Simonds & Morrison for $231 payable 28th inst
We have written all the letters necessary to be sent to our friends and hope, like the prayers of the righteous they will avail much. Exchange on Philada has been sold within a few days at 4 & 5% It is very scarce. It is well that you made the arrangement at Vandalia. There is nothing further of interest to communicate.
It appears that the board of directors of the Bank of Mo have thought it necessary to require an additional Bookkeeper. Mr. Van Prather has been chosen. We are all well.
Sublette & Campbell
& J.P. Helfenstein
PS. Messrs. H & A Campbell's letter of the 6th inst is just at hand.