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Feby 7 ? 1917

Dear Paul

     The Draft came all right a day late and I have put in an other $1000? since the first of the month -  Also sold 50 Sea Board Airline bonds at 62?  just after the interest  of 2??had been paid and have sold 1000. Ry B's at 68? - Both of these are something above what I paid[.]  Shall get rid of the balance of the B's & then keep the net & buy no more[.]  They also have $500 which will be [?] in a few days on B & O Div.  They have [?] out the 50 S.P. & 50 Kennicott in 10 share lots to be sent to you through Greeley National with Draft for 6 500? [.]  ? These will most likely reach you on Monday.  With this amount not including sale of bonds in B & O Div. the account will be under $30000? and when these are sold & the 500.  B & O credited we will owe then about $22000?[.]  There ought not to be any trouble about that. I am very sure I can carry it if any break comes,  but it is now good for 5 or 6 point break & probably more and so far have not sacrificed any thing.  Will leave your acct  
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as it stands.  I paid 55 for 101 Kennicott & 63 for 100.  But both were close to 1½ Dividend which I got so I figure their 1 point off in cost - but at that I paid all they were worth ? paid 35 for the Chillie which was a d - - n good price[.] Never again.  Have been getting along all right & getting in some money all the time which helps some.  Think we wont get in again.  I have an appointment to speak in Kansas City early in May & shall try to come in to Greeley then.  We are [near?] some [speculators?].  Guess this answers all your questions.  Hope you wont enlist.  If you go I am going.  Cant help being glad U.S. is getting into the war.  It is time Germany was — licked[.]

C.S.D.

I told Billy Carlin that I felt as if I must make some sacrifice for the war and didnt want to send you so I would send him.