W1609 TO F.R. BRODHEAD from Daley and Sherman.
Jun 18 1886
To: F.R. Brodhead
From: Daley and Sherman
At the direction of Lewis J. Smith of Grapeville in this Co we write you this letter--the (Smith) has been for some time & still is quite sick & unable to go to your place to see you or to continue the milling & lumber business with you at your place & is therefore desirous of selling you his one third interest in said business. We learn that you own the remaining two thirds interest in said business & therefore we have advised him to endeavor first to sell his interest in said business to you. Thinking that his one third interest therein would be more beneficial to you owning as you do the rest of the business than it would be to almost anyone else--Now please inform us by return mail what you will give him for his said interest in the business, the best you will do, & if satisfactory to him we will send you the papers investing you with the title to his said interest--We understand the business to be a good & profitable one & if we were in your shoes we would purchase Smiths interest & then take all the profits--Now what do you say? Awaiting your answer we remain.
Very truly yours
Daley & Sherman
[Note from Louisa Brodhead to Dr. C.B. McQuesten]
F. says to tell you that he considers the above an impudent letter & what do you think about it?1
1 This letter was enclosed in a letter to Dr. C.B. McQuesten from Louisa Brodhead. See (W1603)
2 For more on Frank and Louisa Brodhead see W1567.