COUNCIL BLUFF CITY, IOWA,
February 6, 1853. }
CAPT. HACKER:—Send me FOR LIFE, the "Pleasure Boat;" $1,00 Enclosed, change the address from Kanesville, Iowa, C—B—C—, Pottawatamie Co., Iowa.
I shall be in arrears a few Nos., by the time this reaches you, but never fear to send the Boat as I intend taking and paying for it as long as there is a shot in the locker.
Tell your landless readers here is one of the richest prairie countries in the world. Land by the thousand acres, the best in the world to be had for the settling. It will come into the mar-ket in less than a year, when it will be sold for $1,25 cents per acre. Improved farms can be had for half the cost of improvements, as it is settled by Mormons who leave en masse for Salt Lake in the Spring, and will sell at some price however low it may be.
Indulge me a little farther. I have wished for some years to obtain the back Nos. of the Boat. I see you advertise them for sale, bound. Mine have been scattered to the four winds, and I wish to secure them in a state for preservation.
Will you send by Express by some other person visiting N. Y. City that will carry and de-liver them safely, the first six Vols. to—?
I have written her to hand the money to the person you may wish it paid to, or send by mail, as you wish. She is my sister and will retain the Vols. until I have a convenient way of get-ting them which will probably be by the hand of some merchant from here this spring.
Will it be asking too much for you to sit for and send me by mail your Daguerreotype? Do so if you please. Enclose it in one or two good strong wrappers, address on each so that if one wears off it will still find its destination, and I will return the amount of the expense (which note inside) by return of mail.
S. T. CAREY, C—B—C—.
Pottawatamie Co., Iowa.
A subscriber for life! Well I have a few scores who say the same and they are always punctual.
I must get some papers bound before I can send them. I have been moving from place to place and have been obliged to pack my papers away where I am not able to get at them without a good deal of trouble; and in consequence of this and being continually hurried have not been able to answer orders for bound volumes; but I am now getting settled, and shall have room to put all my rigging in perfect order, and when I get the craft fairly before the wind it must go ahead.
What in the world does the man want of my Daguerreotype? Does he believe in man wor-ship?
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