Troy, Madison Co. Illinois, Sep. 2, 1848
I have just rec'd a letter from Mr. John Talbot, in which he offers
to let your sons have the S.W. 36 11 , 2 W. for $300 - cash down.
This is better for them than their own offer -provided they can
procure the money at 6 per cent interest.
I have paid taxes on it from 1821 to 1847, inclusive, except for
1829, when I bid it off at tax sale and procured a tax title for
The deed from Patenter, was recorded in Pike Co. in 1822.
Would it be convenient for you to accept Mr. Talbot's offer, I
supose you will be able, at Ognowka or New Boston, to purchase a
draft on some safe merchant at St. Louis, Mo., and remit the same
Please inform me when convenient, whether Mr. Talbots' offer is
accepted or not.
Peter Butler, Esq.,
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