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Letter from J. Mohler to John Newton.

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Massanutten P.O Page Co Va 16th Augst 1855

Dr [Dear] Sir I wrote to you some time ago on this subject of the stocks belonging to the Finley estate. I should like to have your views and advice on the subject. Mr. Hendren, when I was in Staunton, seemed disposed to urge a division soon as possible and said that Mr. Mohler's share would bring two thousand dollars - I would like very much to hear from you on the subject soon. It is strange to me that Hendren has delayed to state the account so that a settlement could be made - I desire to purchase a woman and therefore would like the stocks to be turned into money for that purpose - provided it can be advantagously done at this time As you know what kind of stocks they are I suppose you can ascertain about Staunton what they are worth and whether they can be disposed of to advantage. Very respectfully yours &c J Mohler