To Paul Cornell, Charles B. Waite, and John A. Jameson 
Chicago, Ills. June 2. 1857.
Gentlemen: Yours of the 29th. was duly received. This morning I went to the Register with four hundred dollars in gold in my hand and tendered to the Register of the Land Office a written application to enter the land, as you requested, all which the Register declined. I have made a written memorandum of the facts, deposited the gold with J. Bunn  (who furnished it to me on the draftPage 397 you sent) and took his Certificate of deposite, which certificate and memorandum I hold subject to your order.
Now, if you please, send me ten dollars, as a fee. Yours Truly