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Van Nuys Hotel
European Plan
Los Angeles, Cal.

E. L. Potter Co.

C. H. Knappe.

Oct 8th

Dear Paul
     There is no reason why you should not draw some more money if you need it.  You might as well pay interest [?] when due.  I have about $10000   $1000.?  in bank in Chicago after your drawing the 250 which I suppose  you drew[.]  I have about 3000. here as soon as I get a little more think I will buy a mortgage as you advise[.]  Can get perfectly safe ones at 07% some at 08. but will only try to get .07% & will see that it is safe.  The rate of interest here is high— The case will go   go on Wednesday.  I am glad of
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it as I want to get through some time.  I am very well & am not worrying & have good help & then, I dont see what I can do any how— you need not tell any one what I think about case of course.  It looks as if your business was doing well.  How many meters have you by this time—