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49. G. U. Miles to William H. Herndon.

Petersburg Ill June 30th/65

Dear Sir

I have Examined your Block of lots have not seen Mr Clark — they are worth more money I will not Sell at that offer I will be up last of next week and describe them to you

if you buy out Carey Chatterton I will furnish the money for Pet & Julia. but act on your own Judgment. This I forgot to Say to you when I was up

we are all well —

Yours Truly
G U Miles

your letter recd

I Saw Short found him in Bransons office Branson red him your letter he took the letter home said he would make out an answer in in the course of a week

Kelso I was acquainted with for 4 or 5 years after I came here he mooved west to MO or Iowa 20 years ago & I have hurd nothing of him since he was about the man you represent & if living must be 75 year old


[Notes on envelope in Herndon's hand:]

Kelso — Miles Letter

Kelso was an Educated as well as a well read Man — deeply & thoroughly read in Burns & Shakespeare

Lincoln & Kelso [Contested?] one another's [penchant?] for glory &c

Library of Congress: Herndon-Weik Collection. Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 2220; Huntington Library: LN2408, 1:488