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Letter from H[enry] J. Bland to John Newton.

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money, and a failure will be very detrimental to our interests.

We are well, and enjoy tolerable good health, perhaps if Mrs Bland and myself both had our wishes we would be back in old VA [Virginia] though as we conceive there is a better opportunity here to make money if money was the only object we however intend stoping here a few years longer and and oppertunity [opportunity] is afforded us to secure a nice piece of land if we can get the money, if David Steele has not yet forward it you will be kind enough to do so when I can give you definite orders.

My wife Joins me in love to all

Yours Truly

H.J. Bland