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1202 Ashland Block

Oct 23rd

Dear Paul

     Canfield has not shown up but I will be glad to see him & do what I can when he comes.  I go East tonight to speak will be here for a few days on Nov. 3rd [.]  Barclay was in to see me today: he tells me the U.P. has given up the fight & will make deals, that is good.  He says he is out about 40000?  in the deal (which I presume is not true) & asked me to go with him to see the Burlington people which I will do on my return[.]  He also spoke of us helping [.]  I told him to see you & you would do  
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your part.  Of course I know nothing about the facts & presume he over-estimates his work & his time & expenses.  Any way write me about it so I will know what to say to the Burlington people if I go[.]  Every thing going along smoothly here.  I am glad Lil is better[.]  I hear you have been elected Pres of xxx Commercial Club.  Good stuff.  Think you better get into the Marines[.]