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Geo T. Haszard
Jan 8 1851
Mr C. D Strong
Strong and Broadhead
No 1. Cornhill
January 8th 1850 [a note in another hand reads "should be 1851", the note is unlikely to be contemporary with the letter]
Mr C D Strong
I am sorry that I have not been able to make full payment for my note before this, We have been building and moving to new premises, which has
cost me so much time and money that I have been obliged to give my correspondence to me go by for a short-time. I have however collected a
$100 bill which you will please place to my credit. The balance I cannot let you have before spring, as I must give some others a share of what is
going. I did wrong to take so much from you. But I thought that sales would have been better than they were. Books I find go off very slowly.
Mr Burris will call on you in the spring as soon as the navigation closes to settle the balance.
I am your obed. Servant
Geo. T. Haszard