Business Correspondence. Sept. 1, 1925- Sept. 30, 1925

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Business Correspondence. Sept. 1, 1925- Sept. 30, 1925
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Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)

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q& S OF SERVICE SYMBOL
TELEGRAM _
DAY LETTER BLUE
NIGHT MESSAGE NITE
NIGHT LETTER N L
If none of these three symbols
appears afterthe check (number of
words) this is a'telegram. Other-
wise its characterisindicated bythe
symbol appearing after the check.


For, 1204
CLASS OF SERVICE SYMBOL
T UO TELEGRAM
DAY LETTER BLUE
NIGHT MESSAGE NITE
NIGHT LETTER NL
If none of these three symbols
Appears after the check (number of
words this is a telegram. Other-
wiseits characterisindicated bythe
NEWCOMB CARLTON, PRESIDENT GEORGE W. E. ATKINS. FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT symbol appearing after the check.


The tiling time as shown in the date line on full-late telegrams and day letters, and the lime of receipt at destination as shown on all messages, is STANDARD TIME.
Received at

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FRTY ACE. TRACTS i F. L PAY'.l1EIIT','/ILL SEE /I/AilER OF

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Okeelanta, Fla.,
Sept., 2-25

Mr. T.B.Will,

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Your note received, also read the letter your
have written to Mr.Roth, and you haven't answered one specific
question. Also have read the letter he has written to you in re-
ply.
We have taken concerted action in regards to our deeds to
P.C, When will you turn same ever? If you will not we will take
it to court, and bring criminal charges against you.

If you cannot answer this the only thing I can see will be
the court to compel you.

Its about time the mask is torn off your face.

We mean business, and its up to you to come clean.

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JOHN W. MARTIN
GOVERNOR
BESSIE GIBBS PORTER
ACTING SECRETARY


STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE

September 4, 1925.



Mr. Thomas E. Will, General Mana#er,
229 Bryan Ave.,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.


Dear Sir:

Your favor of the 31st ultimo
addressed to Governor Martin regarding
the fighting of water yoinths in the
Everglades, has been received during the
Governor's absence.

Your letter is being placed on
his desk, and will have his attention
when he returns, which is expected to
be about the 12th int.

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OKEELANTA SETTLEMENT CO.
THOS. E. WILL. GENERAL MANAGER /2.. ,,
BOX 275
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FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. 7 I I

September 4,1925






Mr. Fred E. Fenno,
County Clerk,
West Palm Beach, Fla.

Dear Sir:

Enclosed find check for *:19.31, to take
care of State Drainage tax for 1915 to 1924 in-
clusive on East | of Bloclk2~, ~ Okeelanta, in
Section 25, andFEast of Section $6, T. 44, S,
R. 36 E, Palm Beach County, Florida,

I am not a stockholder in the Okeelanta
Corporation; but with my wife, am entitled to ten
shares, never delivered,

However, that corporation has no voice in
the affairs of the "Old" Okeelanta Townsite.

As an original Okeelanta developer, I feel
justified in helping protect the common property of
the 4860 old buyers, This tract is a part of that
common property, and I am advancing this check not
as a private affair, but in the general interests;
though I do not know now how I am 2oin- to get my
money back,


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MIAMI FLO S'P 6 1925

DR THOMAS E WILL

1 229 BRYAN AVE FTLAUDERDALE FLO

DEAR DOCTOR DID NOT HEAR FROM YOU BEFORE LEAVING HOME SO HAVE

NOT YOUR BUSINESS ADDRESS TO DATE IF CONVENIENT WlL YOU .CALL

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Bepteadbor 8th1925

Mr*. ,J, Edvardsal
tnhiaington, D.C.

Doar Mr. Sedwardsa /
Am sorry vo had so little timo together
vhoan you called. I should have boon glad to\ cay more
on your last point.

I All say tint wu are o til havinG -e
trouble Okoelanti now has eiGhteon inlces of vater stand..
ing on the land. Probably more. minge

Enclosod foldo*"Saottlo or Soil" Civos a
true picture of past and present difficulties,

Still, as evor a few of us aro fitting
for the oBsential oonlitions ftihout vhich our tholo propon
a ticon nst be a failure and disappointing t We ctpect to
get theme Bult it ah tak;n sixtoon years of wvork on th
part of san= of us inclUTnS a youJr truly.

One of tho e3sentiala~ i working ac itals
Thilo our land ha been so hrndi ppod, it ha sou~td cml uaoi-
blo to get inch thee. Bonover, condition are improving a
little, thanks to the flore daormr and craiy price on the
coast,

The oncloood foldor was r.mitten for the Old
D ryand mnd Gieeniwd e byoro ( of oourso, it docs not fit tho
?rraitco3at cae .)

Sama friends offorod to furnish tie money if
I nrold find oame available tracts at reasonable prices. Ilace
the folder and eoooelonndcnce. They are bringing in somo bwi-
noo,.
T1ih clote-in tracts vll hiolp provit for
settlers at Olcolauta. The rop, te ones moa be turned, ond
provide sor=o funds fmo development norke
Further I have quite lately, for the first
tiez, ro nd it possible to sell game of mry properties at a fair
prico- and ma pudhing thoaoe The so sales have already provided
amore an onourh could the fund all be collected now, to paW
out on I uitoreste Ho ever, miclh of the proceeds nast be strung
along for one and tto yearal hence I a~st sell coonsid&sebl maor
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to pay at an Falitaowest principals interest, taxes etaeo
and this I am proceeding to do.
An I intimated to you I have no doubt we can
square this mettw up thin yearl poaibly in a conparativoly
few wookas especially if no new and unexpected alaamities
befall usa
I hope our friends will understand that whatever
X do in the Eve.gladea in a real estate my is being done and
is to be done not fpom the standpoint of the nmre spomulatou8
but of the developer and settleor
Pr 4M Le it I should : able to sell a,
Faiitorost land at an advtnC I expeoot to apply the proceed;,
first to paying off the obligaInal second to selling the
dovelopant fuai, and using it strictly in Uns with our0 original
program.
I hope our moeboer w1il take the sao view of their
oam holdings Fruitcrest was never pnplnmd nor peooted an a
mpeaouative propoattianj Md tUill never, wth I approval beoom
sah. It has been planned to serve an aoel to ty of sottloemnt,
and I feol tat it should be handled from that point of view con
timanualy,

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fr. Livingston Morris,
Stoclkport, Iowva
3ea Sir:
Your let';er of the 28th ult. receivoed am
G1 ad e shall bo able to close up your mattozr oon.
I 11 Trrite you accordingly,






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Ur s. 6.E. Petorean,
920135 2 Streot,
LaCraen Oregoan
Doar Sirs
You= of .Augaut 29th, rocolvodr I note
that rea offor us your tn acro tract in Section I
Toanchip 47 Sounth, Range 55 East. and your Lot 40 In
Bl ok 136, In Okeelanta, for (~^ O.

I oaoagpt-t&e.-offor. Ploaso follow Instruace
ytlons on Selling-1l2aknr I wilU deposit a bind3.o of Q
S01576, end the bank wllnso notify 7yu. You will eson
Stb- to bak I our QS and aaptraot. Al Rten tho abstract
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Irauilnation of oiUr codr.-cmup.rloo fails toII or' eoinW
Aiamy prornopition loon rk' n aoo ;ith our lott';ors a
the So~8l t l c i "

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Sept. 9th, 1925.

Lir. Thomas E. Will,
229 Bryan Ave.,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Dear Mr. Will:-

Your proposition of Sept 4th, of selling my seven-
ty acres of Florida land for $1600.00 net, is much more acceptable
than your former offer.

The sixty acres in the scattered tracts cost my
father .24.00 per acre while $35.00 was paid for tract number 10. 3
When I offered the sixty acres for $20.00 per acre and the other
tract at cost it was because I wanted the money_.hen. The last
time I paid the taxes was in 1919. They doubled that year and I
was in no position to carry the increased burden with no hope at
that time of disposing of any part of the land.

When my father's estate was settled it cost me a
thousand dollars to gain,~my,title to this property by the terms of
the will.- I carried the'taxes several years and then became dis-
custed with the whole transaction. After I stopped payment of the
taxes I supposed in the course of two or three years the land might
pass out of my-control, but what could I do? Since the bpopst in
all property in Florida I have been told that I could make something
on mine and several have offered to sell,4t for me, but I considered)
that you were better able to handle the situation, if others :could.
Knowing the trIcks of the trade I didn't know how much I'd profit by
putting it in the hands of those who were out to get as much as they
could for themselves. Only recently I had decided to write to the
tax collector to find out whether or not the land was lost to me for
ever.

You are familiar with all the conditions and you are
ton the ground. If .O160.O0 is the best cash price you can get for
me and nothing else comes out of that but your_charges for arranging
matters, it will be thor2oghly satisfactory to me to sell the seven
tracts now for cash and I will appreciate your advising me about the
lots which I would prefer to hold, if I still have title to same.
They are as follows:-
Okeelanta section, 9; Twp, 47; Range, 35.
Lot. Block.
11 204 >
8 195 /
16 137 7:
13 16v
21 29 :
13 126

Trusting to hear from-you in regard to the above, I
am,
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Tb''.n Oi',!o dnvT (yont~r e','y) Z :et. -* on t1'c 't, .rt,
EU, ,:-Ja.d on, oj' it Iton -1i ,

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attr.cnci,!c roeat iinpoi'tanco to produLctioin n'L i 0;.o-J
pluiltud nuIdi cAltivaeL*(;J ; ,.,'''."! L;

.olw ruici a t'in: la alost novor
'oi;tion.,rd. 1in1r :ov .-' &i1ui bUtl T(,. E~nL1LI)dil or 3i..1
up. .oou'i, t;'e only th]J.n: this coast, nov/s nov iIs
spoeCalan lnV in i'eal estate.

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. ut T. are fncCh L'ro .10: the altorn'tivo ,o it
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lifter .!rrkl:"- doln the lafttoe,
have ,'nc;: f r-,co., I to tlio e o:.ujor, in a P. 'r,.n rrn;
anr, it iL very plain to oseeo L.ov, nay.;r t.'e on:: cn-
be pl., f you ~iivu ti o .Ihuleanntsu 4ti-. .,-l.ch to
play it. .b.~-' consist, to the cxtcnut of ninoty odd
peIr Cn of ban': c rcc:'. .The ro r 1l.n.n- ton pnr cent
cosnint, in r. I,(cacn(AO, of corTnon coao, r',,0: in pr.xi;
nb-llity to loaf rar.:- nml and .',,tci for L'n.-po.

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a lot of the crudoot anil t i.n i ,:.--.. .o
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estate office. As you h.ar him talk in his blundering
war,you ,vill not: that he has a property worth ; 20,000 ,
..30,000, or soic other big figure. In fact, he had
nlrmi :.o.icu little old and vay back patch of ground on
'.ohich lie had had his ;hanty and had done a little gar-
Con.inii, c1iicken raisin;:, tree Grouin:r, or rwhat not.
Then c o the boom, and lifted lin into ito Soventh -
'eavnn.

People vrio can ~ix ialittlo br'i, s in with
tl-lAi op)portuimity, ai; hLave p few thr-'vu'.:nc( O.ollars with
Uvich to il.ce blindors; and nail lo-;C :: arL1ais, Ca.j
a. lc money y as .,o: J.ly _. .: st, as .. .j c::. l -cct down the
river, in a canoe.

?t tlan. one factor, T.OTry, is the boi
-. ::lnatia ; factor. il..ut. t you ..T1: yourself
.11-i *:i not makthe :Lc....,. of a ca'p.c:.el.er or plaster.
'ith it ,you. ttry e.t 'rirti and not ]hw. try.

.i--. to '-:.rtJion a fcrrw of my o little


1- I ,ht a t v..t c :.t-:'.O .',8 acre, ; ni( sold
it at .:"00 pi'r a;'o.

2 I ;,-.anot.--' t".c at 'r.n per ac e,
7..' r:.' it ut t" 8&ne p ice with tlK
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..- .."it.. T loc:ti;.ol just South
of iy little. hoiuce in ;,:r.lanta. "e
:.* :Al. eft, the tract i n into lotn, and
sfr.l th(a. .- ''.nt,--fiv.: foot lots
in -il ct-lati.: ari now c&olinS at .250
':., ct cr" .'.r. twenty acre
tract womid :-ia! -l1.'.0 such lots. Iake
all the discounts you pir a:e, and figure
the profit/

5- I o 'o'.c'T. .'.k.:r i ''- ac.n' s in the same
section; i',ction P- l-:ij; about half
of it on ._ot'- sides of "t.. inncanal,
a d induced him to buy it at ,90 por
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;!ow about one half of t'is is
good town site. ".'c have frontage on botl. aidos of
the Canal; and tadW lastorn Dorder follows the rail-
r"?..' 11,e. e .- --.ct to solJ thin as town lots;
solliai t;i.- b.-i'.,e as clone in fams. l;ow you can
.fI J- on 02It tl,iao oumht to be worth.



I. have O0"r'i ollint bac'O on y ton lots
because conditions w-ore not ,'oo1 onoui-r' to utit lne.
Sovnevoi, C. l.dy bro'ru;r, ;;oo(d at sellinL lota, told me
she vo1oul! like to iai:': a try r.t smllini, thun. I Lold
her about all of l-'-. bn1 D..t.iu,'s, and intist.o. that
buycr; nirt im~co' ,;.'0 f.l (c I ;.oli. Iie-r 1 Auitt th.e good
an.n.c; .,. 'X 1. r' Co (it .1 t 1 %cu, I t onds
ar : .ol at a `.,:.. .-2'1, 2.. i ,inrv'c .i,; be.'in iade from
thic oai. to l~octia), I slv'.i Lr," t: ~ rulroad on
the ;.inp and ,y corru3'lpondleuc with railroad oi'Ficlals
in u7:li c] tohey t.gree to buila. right dncn t lc east border
6f '"cction 3F, just iC.-ea vie vunt it,

Th" I on -la.n :-- to }ior v.. 1. L,.r Qco.r1ing
v:.abuu control 3.y teL.;, U: t I- t o solve &,uxw water -roblem.
Ohu aliu Loach dx.air.ai; e anz llhlr. ay distr.l.c; is Ihandling
it, 2hcy haveo t'cr o,loi. laetviln d C1. .ony; also
the interest bocau:3, thie -,cad of t'.e district is a big
Tvorclr.adosC land :ran and Cloknow this water control is the
[lin-l ti Lt ;will ..J.Lo .'i L a 0nlti.illionaire in the selling
of .his ive.rglacle land.

ThIe ditc e :c t:ave nlrcady been cut in the
Tria,\7o n-..' ~ qunre. 'ehro thiecj do not now e:ist,- dikes
will '.e yput in. LThen cTeat pu ip3 will L:e added to throw
theo xceose: iatcir out aul ti: o necesoalry watcr in; and
convert t!- wl'ole region in to a lot of little hollands.
This done, lie'hLl cr t-heo StaLo enClneor o3orforni o2 not,
we may expect to livo happllyever aftor.

'ihis lady began selling the lots; and in
thrro days had sold seven for : 250 esch, s ot cash,
collected, reserved her. corn-dsolnon, and turnoce over the
balance to me. She sa% she hnn just, bogui selling, and
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Don't forget that you have about fifty
odd of these loto in your thirteen acres; to nay
nothing o0.? t.o ten acres, Just '.'est.
":a "verl5laUdeacreane, ten nI11!s i.ast
of us with no railroad or water control, gets full
s.zo adds almost daily in t]e -iard Heralad, com~nands
t:00 per acre, and in about to go hi, jer. I have
a chn :co with others to buy four hund!re,- and eighty
acres in Lection 36 just below the eigt mile bend ,
at .,100 per acre. "o are going; t n to :ebher to do
it :.dl .-::pcrct to fgot : 500 pero acre out of it before
.'.pring; possibly by C}hrisb-;is, st t'. 'o vo :eOV b
continues.

rnoC it ta:c I i I t- title brains,
hustle, or busineoa- a'3lity to -*o tV in-. like that;
.- '. it .lo..; tl. so~ :CLney; aC '..le you may not
hanvo ruRcl riouldini in lth bank, -ou hae got a nice
little bunch !ul-. ?i inpl doan at .i.Lark-inc, not to r-ontion
yowr drug store.

-~r y-ou .:.;:ost t;': Lerl-inf :-.oney is earn-
irnC about all it can. 1i. ;h1t there is where you need
V o tipi o w;l '1.' ct if7 ;c1 .'ire tL :'." j a vacation
in this soctjon, r.rin,.- a' und and t, lini to people.

"h, t yoU u,.'; .1 'je U1.1 r.le-, b,' the know.inr
ones, to Vo, lr' he to -. t' :. Zo' onut; and ?lU.LL
it ,o n ab: .; '::. O- 0 ,' ,... ..': as a tich as it is
e ~ri:-g thenrre.

;om? '.y rr, fln, a i nr-ie of F)urc'-aPes
the first pav-iielnt on a.l of' vk tl. could .:c co re! by
the- vc.ue of I.; eL rr.vo. .,o-in %o v1o'd cut thef. fathd up
In to a Gozeon or t meni. o iocos, .:'nid '-se c.ch of those
as a five per cent binder on one. oo anoIther of a lot
buys. They wo Id get about sixty dayn ,'oo-ession of
each tract 30 days at the or.t-.l., uat because of
having put up the 1)i ider. In 1 :t ,,i, :. lot of the
more daring ones plvn to *.1-'- .;.l I.::n tice of fifty
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more. The more cautious ones hold enough oney back
to enable thea: to makS the full first payment, DTut
it is a'-sol: el.. ui-.at their principals over to make
aQlncti ,.F;, pj-.ie The.y 1hve control for a year and in
V:.t .ire they ilu' to rtlaco a big clean up on each
tract. In tjiL:; way, ;y cnobinding the pure binder
s.eculatlon rith the first payment, consorvwitive deal,
tl:c;- .il:o a llt:ble ionoy go along, ways.

O.u" pl.:i o utt:. ('nc dollar on another,
and fi ft cc .,.. on tiai is ood in li o.(' aoiething
botbc.. ; but ti.4 .-tu. es';.::;c cr'-'C .I; ont'.. Plorida -
ani it 1inc'u n-.. 1V ; ,'.. o vcr-'.od :.o tries to
sai; here at u?.1 1:. .L'.;.'. ".:e;],o.'r.: to scorn.
If, wil:, a f t", .. ,. t.t ..- e :...t ,r .. fortune 1.i
a c .ur; t L....... ,. ': at t' ;u .L!..u ., i.. .' b.-7: th.eyr
n.*' .. :. i o., t.u, o slow for 1-.> .P;.:'ld.

LullJ. r.. C'to VC .cii L' ion, 'o2'1 .in:.s, oil
uoll u,. o17 l:o, on. ci of, no loses, t.....'a;. ,
oulil "i( 14 0, '"
sulciduu, ( c. t'4t; on";e Carlo froi o-,cu int of view
nA. Oly .the opportunity; A_.. not rio; e .c-ther, nan'ely
Li;. O ':ii't pl-LUijc to t'.ij ')' .1'... 0o.. ,"a'r of nothing
of t-; at .ind.

S cc',u'se t!lr- c1:ii: : I ;,. no' last Pl.l ays
It Ina .1o ri' L to ;'.:nl:T."co peo ;le will '.'*:.... raising
co;oLi'no Q Ltosl;.e: :tricos. Sut it wce n lile it will last
plenty l..-,]g to ona a lot of pooplo wtl;lh a little *W*hf
to tnLe carol of tleii f.tuircs.

lild lett.er- '..(ac'd i.cludo' a title I used
a dousqi year a. o -T tl '.vo'r. 1. oas vo'. I. tryinC to
get iol.:, -:;it so r :onoy hepor of cne of the old
scatt-:red tracts. .c0 'wavu to unc tlo lose in for
scttieionnt, id aCll: tilc .re-oto for deveclop-!tnt .lund.

Gertrude's cvolit co:!.ic on ti.0 twenty-second.
They are buying a hiouso today. ,'o certainly wish both
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No, I have no connection 1.ith the
C-i.d. lanCi. men iwho cane le day b'-'oro t- cal :y :- ,.- ,:. ccll their- l.Ind on the roads
I luir-. been i',:ti,L.. for, -'ince 1913. Cood luck
to i-7,o.' if t, e.- w111 only tell the tri# 1 an help
us -cL t1 ,. real devolc r, ct. co.' 3. .- 'i i"
*,.."'ice t3o o.' cir dy-, L2ut recei,..c.- the cold shoulder.

L.:...~r:'.:-C, is nni.: i,:,<. oe1'-.,"; Boat
:, p, U.S-!. '.i:, as a ,cO.

he ro... at I :I-. .. ;o tw:o v; y ;;
t .. ost '.v orti ~it.t. iho oas t and
.. ;.;u's pri-.-i ".l c: ,;jour ti..:ou5_ Son.t'. JuLy.
n e :. ... : .. t 1 e rnf t1.

D a.no I':. I' o.'th:: is vt ,- trcn.o.cously
:I..plo_ a.*, ".o L', You ... c :ot in i .-" car n -' u.'sy i:1
CG i;Cago aud co:-o *. ;L ...Lo:-, thr ., ;-:.;-: c.t-;..r
of ... .. of : to a.. point. Our
( .L. .. ,. 0":: UO .. :C02 Lr n
a ..-..o 9 )yi 1 til"1s road ri-' t
to :.cclant e ')0 a :Ill front Fouth '- .*
to kei l.... ..:I- :. ;, .o ave
.... ixie. ,,_<.1 '. : :. I;.vc a 0c. .. re..;. *':"- "..- 1.i-1 l:i
L p iles; o.. c.. Ioae 1llo e.- .:111 no: o10 -st. .ir. i.
: u 1A oat :o : ..o .i-v .z .'. : :- '
f: u. S.^ ill l. i" on to ':,. t (: l...". f ,llo .',"
S J .... .. :ut :2 i:l s and vwe
l.a-ll : t, ,t, Iat. .l, :' .l. I 1 h-i-o a road from Chicago
io .ia1ii1 .. t ., a2.*' of v. ic.': tf.i '.:1;i :ll be a second
class af:i .u :n il 1, r to < T i:..c -l t' -.cn?

: ;cldRi roI. ul c..r: to I I sould 1h:vo wdec. that.
Ihe ch unceaos .10 a ., 0no incan .. I : :l cx-."' ,T now
in hua; :1,. Iol.C *pi'.oz liio~ 3:AnLt ., L.. iclel. almost
as .utch i.ioncey the finest :_ ., t'l count;
.-..ud we are fidin l, tlo ',,noT, .:i ,: i'.. cto put it over.
You could be gotti-. in- on C'1:2 A, .:.- ,'A .' W well
as not If they look .0J ... aLf'. r ocrsonal inspection
aut you can' t tou.c. thii. o'~ .1iOsxe.

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MPr, V.W. Roth,
O eelanta,
Fla.

Dear brotherr loth:-

ir. adse called recently.
FromL him, I learned some things.

My folders, .E,., 01' PJ. ,
ias been misunderstood by some. Tho money i1
furnished by other I hnve enliasted; It uws in-
tended not at all for Fruit uW, but for the
olndryn and Greenwood buyers. 'They all re- .
ceaved deeds and abstracts (along-n tho land /atd
lots they oould not use ) and it I6 those deeds
ani abitrcots to which I refer,

h crevor, the wrong inferenoes
drawn at Okeelanta, and letters sent out, are
-. orkinr mlsabiler, and imay work considerably more.

One Inporionu drcrumnd cune
Inot night for about throo hundred dollars whieh
i had expected to plant, right away, where it
might have grown very oon In to ocvern? thouawndA
dollars; from vhihch I wan plan.ln. to pay irTuit
i{I deobts. It had o po trni lioO lately into a
Ouroly non-i-1uit 0 0l'use. It s I likeRly to be
followed immediately by another demand almost as
large. 'Jhther still more will follow I can only
guess.
.You cen Inagnle what benefit
fruit u will derive when competing obligations
are made the preferred creditors, and iaut be met
by return mala.


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Along with tho above is coming the
imperious demand for "Deeds"i 9ke, as you ikow,
no one on earth, can give those Deeds t&ll several
thousand dollars have been rnaied and paid. And,
as aU.o-.lo thU rai':ing,4 of those thousandstollars /
is ab iutely blocked in such ways, you An imagine
lhow licW_; it will take to get the deeds delivered,

it resembles the imperious demand,
by o:alnc~ire on Germany for her war obligations.
Tihe gi'oater the demand, tnd! the more aggreenivo tlo
measures for enfo-rci.-, it, tWo moro certain that
the ..:r debtr wxuld not 'j. ,aid.

Just so in o-J. caoe., ATh: fcl'fct of t'hp.rt
kinCId-o thirn, moany to forc' a criolis c1 tC]' ar.::o.::)e
foolish onueis l:. lon f.'vor .d; ni'::l,, 'ja down,
a :JU ,jcr.nt.-' oottl csont, .nd tho p'rtli..ion of fourw
hundred. n- ruan auon.. poo.olo cntitlod to about six hundred.
and forty; that is, a fivo-eights settlenont, instead
of a 1unIOrc-i. contu on ti.i dollar' sottJ.eOr!in such as I
hlavu always. cot ood for, insisted on, and u:.i 'u're can be
fiftcted; t;,is wi.ter, if :inno counsels c-1,n prevail.

Forcing things, as abovo, months ftlrowing
aun y 240 acres, of splendid land which voe can have just
as well as not. i..nd it izorns a 8-rand strun.leo among
the nenobors over the muitilantd ir oa.,chtr t of a cacnass.
-.cl )C'j-i t'-!.t, your J. 'i.d rnd. non rly nl', tle lan,' of
th e oennor &irowp lies in the la.nd that would thus be
lost.

All ain, c'rcnt.i:.;: those panic conditions
absolutely: blocks t:e sale of .-i.rulit Cx3i land, io
sane :_-n vtould touch it; in such -circumstances.

If ti;]e at;taUpt- is olate to get .the money
out ofmny ovn land, wj ich I a'l now doing, ib should
be understood that alloat all of this land is heavily
encu:ibored; and that I am probably the only one who
can possibly straighten out the tangle. I can, if per-
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However, getting these encumbrances
off, takes money; and if that money is spirited
away, instanter as wac dom last night, and may be
done -igain, th&int means,, thnt few of those incumbrances
carn :!3 taken off from the land that cnn be most
o'azily burner into substantial cash paynonts.

F!'o example, I now hnve i f in m. market
for- n13.7 Gkeelanta lots, which 1.ro goi;i fori spot
cash; uvnt soon I must ceiar titlo on a new bat1]
thiem o. -h y can not be sold. Such denditions as
are nc.' briin- create' at O(heolanta thricaton to block
tle wT-.ole proposition.

:i' c'our.-e, if .,iy; arc interestedi simply
in ".-.rocl:in', t hii:zs and ouforcin,, the f'ivc-oihts
settlement, these n aethods aro all right; if however,
thley want cacl, bu''er to ;ot ur-.t bhec' in '.o1,hti and
t-. iolo tUin., uo'tloi right,, tP-se ':ot'-o.s are exactly
tiho.-i t.hat should leo abljired and avoided.

I i:Lc the r.ea i;es' confidence in your
Food vill; but 1-.1lke nll of ts, yo'u need to under-
.tanIc the fucts bieforo yon. Ol ju'dtle -v7ir:(!l". vrwhati course
0 p AGSue. ..:nco unis3 .otte;..


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r. Herman U. Jalker,
ITo. 51 South street,
ileia-nr, oew Jorsey,


Dear ir. alkcr:-

Yonrs of tho 28th ult., with
check for 4,.6 completing payment on your 'ruilt
Grain teaot, rocelvod,

I should be deli ;todc to seeyou
l-ore (rny homo is at 229-1Uryan A.vonue, I.',.) and
go all over matters of co.-r.on Intcrent to us;
thourlh I am afro-d tbat will toiu- a \vcclk.

I am cl;.d. that you are going to
got some money out of your land on the I .amir Cana
I ma largely responsible for gettin.-' you in to
that and want to soo you ,ot out in L;ood shape;
as ycXu n uv certainly will. It has boon a long wait$
lut I have w-.ited even longer, and been harder hit,
ro0ba)ly, than ycu.

It ouiGht to be pocclblo thia 'winter
to f.irinP- u;: the it~..it lu.r.,n siottloilont in good shape.
YTsLlo, ouovor, loJcpends Do.!. /c'ai, 1.tunl '.:;othor the
i.lsc7. ief "inL:eran can bo inducoc uo abotain from throwing
imonkaty .:rechm3 In to tl.o rachiiinry -. a fascinating
pantino for certain persons whorm you m a know. Some
of tl. : arce at It a;-jain now n riGl-t hard and threatening
to inosn thingsos up thore.

B_-S / -T j Cordially yours,


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1. hve-.o yar-. off'cc:' on t;'r.ct 17G0
'ootlon l",- -45- 35; r'~ ly, ;1750.00.

This in r. little hpi;her- bJ.ln ,re
have been pn;ying. :'t111, if yoi.- vril. ncnld r,:d:r'.d
n.T" rtbsn r.":t ';'r'.-.r-tJ.ly to tl:c i'irns :iatiointl I'Aunk,
hrei.'., C'ol ol/lr..; ci l 0 1 .lJank inst-uct;ionn, we
vTl:i t (c t;;.o t;r-.ct.


VYor;r truly yur.rn,


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Sept, 10th, 1925.

'r. 1.il11w11 ac;an'rty,
G19- 'lorence Avenue,
liuntington UPart.
Cnl.

Lear 'w, i. antrty:-

'. had somo correspondence in
July. I have not hoard front you since.
thotna ._ -I shliould lik=o to moko a clcurer
but practically none ouaO....a, v"nnO T -,v-e 'Jben
Thoy vere too badly scattered, and the .-"--,a a
ard rounds tore bLdly nedo-k.

I attempted, in 1910 to improve
conditions ,.y enabling people to settle in settler:e -t
arid liave fnir.i land oloon by. I'hat is wl.y .koelanta
Addition vwas founded,

It van nevor tl.e Intention to asll
tlhi land C r speculation. Inteoad the object was
to ,:ct; condritionn r li. fUi't and than got the people in .
tl;hrc-and fbe'jl' moldingg a little nuri civilization.

iou h-ve not boon able to coae.
however, we expect to aoe othdrtu bomiing before long;
and wo want land lose by for them to use. That io why
that land vas bought from the State in 191''.

ilo' it would be a roo.t pit:, to see
settlement prevented by the owners staying away, and not
l letting others have their lands at reasonable price.


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That would be defeating the whole end of our
effort.

2 should be jlad to have you come
and settle; but if you can't then we wvsio. y7ou
would sell at a price that people can afford to


Tract 42 in Section 35 was sold
receat-ly rit 140 per acre. In Section 2 just
iouth, t 'renty acres near tl o Cross Canal and
fronti-.;; on tle main Canal, sold recently for
.50 pe, ac',e. Three undre&, acroe in th-,' .p.rn
Section, vory rAuch of it on both sides of t-he
iain Canal, solr :. at..,..90 per acr-e.

This Aill give you an ide. of prices .
I think yo; paid Pr. .oh; ..0 per acre. Suppose
yo_- add to ti. the tr.xr' :2."u Pave ,)ni! ,nd nf T
be a little ;.o..L san nell thind to hoLr sot:.1ic.


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Dear Sir


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C(lroottir bank to wire you that I am dopoaitfia c five par
cent bindzr of total of ::1C0000 namely, 95*.00.

Pleee send deed and abatract to
Darik, Prt Lsadordale, l orida. and I r:al i -
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Laperville, Illinois,
SepteLbiLr iL, .i.5.
Okeelanta Settlement Co.,
Thomab E. will, Gen. Mgr.,
Ft Lauderdle, Fla.

Dear Mr Will:-


Your communication sent out in July reached b i
,hil- I wat in the West for the Summer, nja since I had no
accesF to the deaorlptjon of the land I have deferred
the answer Antil now. I ownp tae fullo;ing property3-

10 Acres SEl/* of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec'*5,Twp.42,Range 87.
Lot 10, Blk 105 Okee.

Now before I set aiy price ou this land,I feel
that I should ge t t some of the facts. I will aelA the Lund
providing I can get a price which is in harmony with land values
in Fla. Since you are interested in selling this 1 nd,I wish
you would furnish me the following information.
7hat is market price for this lana?
Is the location favorable or unfavorable?
If you were to setlthis what is your commission?
Do you make ca sales,or what time and interest
are involved.

.ith this information at hand I can then act more
intelligently in the matter of sale. I have held the land
this long and paid the taxes, and feel that the above is only a
reasonable way of procedure.

Kindly give me the above information and we can
then talk sale if conditions warrant.

With all good wishes, I am

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In 3. 93 7you rrot :e i i rornrdin yaour 1aden@,
7 1 C "co w L.re.1.i ... .,-,
tr.tG o :-Kiltion. "';?3m- e ,tqho0urgnCing. Just wg4ht
norw oe are ntuffin; oiur ( fifth' ovorfolow inI five years,
wit'h vwatr oi~tto'n inchoas loop c;t k:oe.laitra.

-ncloiaod litoratouro will tell you raoro than
letters.

'lnm.rv, note t. it I avl-,I p .; _.'" ,,.-.
,,'^ i-.-,n 4-7-1o -.ep t) pioneors. Thio 'fh;o-r cE~a do
by sltl..!? n t...t .ain .o! ell. th i so., ^7,,:- Call
n .el.. t,oiz.t t c *.a:i.co.

1.f it' nr' P ;r (!.o P. o I:.1, 2--;.r-v n.i y 17- 'I- inde
:-:.v.:.1 'I^ 0r ,..l.-,iv.;tiok t',e:.C- n cna..'it.o.nn p ..-r t
If t:'.-:- .- re"-oto :.7,o;' 1E.7 bU reaoldo .t. th o .7.noi;rost of
\otr ( .O-v.lop"/..ut f-.lld.

0o at01-..1 o,.o h.lp o _he absnGce, 7.'t
actt 1.1 ,*::.nt ...- b e.. cut to population of le.", "han
twenty.

"'-ll you .ot Dut ; rrice unon you v i;ct,
at Its ur, 'andic It if rou can? m.ncloalol oli l abo
.prift at w]ioh tracts are boinr offered us .o-i'ng,
L; .L.r .. 11on 7you, -1 L u,

Very tr sily yoursa,
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Sept. 15th, 1925.


';?. l.lllawr J. Turner,
aouthwold, .Station,
Ontarlio, -uanada.

1 y do'.r .ii. .iZur'nor:-


I have your letter of the 9th, authortfng
me to sell yoYur tvo tracts, numrorea 29 tuid 30 in oSction
34, -a 44 '. LG I:. for ,40 per acre, not cash to you.

I accept this offer, a.d will soo that you
get your cash, I nio a you !ray noit hvu to i alt 3o long
this tilmo.

By tlie o ay, Lho abs .raQjia Lula hlao jniLt inilishoed
with your aubstraot, a&id 1 i luvu al ut iL;i ; a tnty-to
dollar checL:- n pjiayzlient for u3aio.-

I a-i xtttiaj li2ro\ith to i-r. dourgo .cC anujhlin
requesting iuhe 1riiht to nell his two tracts, numLbc:-.a 2
and 3, in Section 54, above; and sluhll offor hlr- the sane
prices anid terms offered" yo-. yo"- cI oncour'uai' 'iuI
to ouy '-.oa', it ill h0olp ;.o. in dcints 'ho work of settling
and develo~pi)r thi-a, 1'or ujxtoo'i yjcars, i hAvc :oo.)0 tryiL!j
so harid to (do.


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Sept. 15,1925.


x'. &eorge itcLaughlin,
;'23- Glastone Avenue,
.it. T omas,*-r "- --
Ontario, Ganada.

Dear bir:-

I have just received a letter from mr.
V.illiam .j. turner of Southwold stationon whbo you
know, authorizing me, to sell his two tracts,
number 29 and .0 in Section 34-44-a56 for ;,.40 per
acre, soot cash net to him. I have accepted this
offer and expect to rut the nalo tihr'un.uh at an early
date,

1:e also authorized ime, oarlior, to sell
his twenty nc-on in action 2-45936 for ..50 pe9 r fc,'e,
net cash to hin. I did so, and ho \ll now receive
the cash, one thousand dolltnr, in a short 'tie.

Through .t Ar. iTurner I loarnnd thPt you. are
the owner of tho two-five acre tract, numbjia ;: and. l
3, in editionn 34-44-36. I will make you the snine
offer I made lih nauoly, to sell your tracts for
,50 por acro,rfwpno-third down, balance 1 one, two
and three yr.ara, intoront 3,', bindel' 5'; or to sell
them for A 40 per acre, net cash to you,

litoratureo onolose will show whnt I am
doing. i-or sixteen year I havo ;oon trying ; li.c'd to
do ry bit to~Qiad makling~lpossble for people to live
and thrive in the Vvorglades. 'o ha.ve h, .' a terrlblo
struggle and are not bhrouCgh yet. o aro having our
fifth ovofflow in five years. ..-bout. oiitoen inchesn
of water now stands on our land at Okeelanta and on
yours. Host of our settlers havo been discourarged
and driven out.

.Itil), I know our land is fine, when only
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We have alwaysbadly needed tho hulp
of tl e ol01, absent owners ,received little. If they
can not cone, the least they can do, is to sell their.
lands at ro.conablo price, and make room for others
who can settle arid develop. So I am writing to a
numwier, as]'hin; them either to come or sell.
The enclosed slip shows prices at which
land are being offered to us.

ilopinj to hear from you soon, I an,

Very truly yours,




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GOVERNOR -
BESSIE GIBBS PORTER
ACTING SECRETARY


STATE OF FLORIDA
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
TALLAHASSEE

September 15, 1925.





Mr. Thomas E. Will,
229 Bryan Ave.,
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.


Dear Mr. Will:

I want to acknowledge receipt of your
favor of the 31st. I have read it carefully
land appreciate the splendid suggestions you
,have made. I am going to take the matter
u p with the Chief Drainage Engineer and see
lif I can get him to work along the lines you
outline.

Thanking you for your letter, and with
assurance of my kindest regards, I am

Yours very sincerely,



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TELEPHONE 3656
DUBUQUK IOWA,
September 16, 1925


Okeelanta Settlement Company
229 Bryan Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


Attention Thoe. E. Will*


Dear Sir:


In answer to your letter of September 10th
accepting our price on the 8. W. 1/4 of S. E. 1/4
of MN W. 1/4 of section 13, township 45 S. range
36 E. in the county of Palm Beach, of $ 50.00, we
are sending today by registered mail the aq--Urot
/and deed to the property to the First National Bank,
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

In accordance with your instructions we
expectt on -third of this price in Bash as soon as
the abstract is brought up to date, within 4adays
at the most, and three_6% notes, of equal amounts,
for the balance of the purchase price; payable,
respectively, in one, two and three years; and a
mortgage on-AMtract to secure the notes.

Trusting that we will receive the money
and notes promptly as stated, and asking that you
'send them to the First National Bank, Dubuque, Iowa,
I am,

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i Norfolk, Va. Sept. 17th., 1925.

Mr. Thomas E. Will,
Fort Lauderdale, Fla,

Dear Sir:

Is it not possible to dispose of the Martin Holmes

.property to an advantage now? I cannot understand why

the Deed to this property has not been forthcoming. Wish you
would
write and explain this to me. Mr. Walbridge of Miami, Fla.,

stated you had sent out circular letter giving the reason why

Deeds had not been forthcoming. You failed to send me one of

these letters.

I am very anxious to close up Martin Holmes's Estate,

and wish you would obtain a buyer for me for this property.

Who has been paying the taxes on this property and

how about the drainage tax assessed by the State.

Wish you would write me fully with regard to this

property. Mr. C.R. Ricker, Winter Havenm Fla., has offeredd to

dispose of this property for me, but I would of course rather

give you the opportunity first.

Thanking you for prompt reply.

Yours ver truly,


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MTrs, Laurmn V. MIcCilil&gh,
306-C. Street, iT.'..
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y dear :'rn. i!cCttighg: -.---------

I was favored last eooning by a call from
a :. .* 1lon1, reproaonting the United l states Poat Office
Departuont. TIe desired information rocarding th iFt
Land and Oloolanta PDtottive Association,

I Cave bhir: all ho noted for) and, possibly,
a good deal 'lo.ve than ho knoe existed.

lie '.;a a pleasant, intolligont young man;
but I have the fooling that iocoLre at the instance of
our friend in 2inneapolis. He seemed to manifest a
certain degree of bias which, I felt, ought, if pondblo,
to be removed.

'And for one thing, he see nd to think the entire
Gift Land rnatter was trivial; tliat tfe land if split up
arong the 4860 v;ould amuoimut to very little per head; or
"that the value, similarly divided, individually, viould not
go f a.r

I sought to improna upon him that iuch splitting
up vas never conter.platod; that the property is, and should
ronain a unit; and, if I had n- way about it, and the owners
would agrce, would be used in the gonornlintorest to help
build tlihir comiong jty and pr,.oto tho sott .iont and
dovelopmcnt of their groat but wvoefully neglected heritage.

Lhis, I ari confident, had nover occurred to hi:;
and rIlAit require a good deal of reinforcoront before it
naterially improscod his niind.


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Further, after considerable talk, he still
seemed disposed to conclude that the whole matter is
amere quarrel over a littlajpiece of prQerty, and over
who is going to get it; all of which cuts the whole
point off from the proposition as you and I understand it.

lie wanted to know what money we had raised,
and I was pleased to tell him we had not attempted to
raise a cent because we knew our motives would be mis-
understood.

He wanted my figures as to how many had been
enlisted, sid etc.; all of which I promptly furnished
him from my files.

He expressed the opinion that if any law had
been broken, the statute of limitations had long since
run. I told him m-ydesire was nt, primarily to see
some body got punished; but to see that the people en-\
titled to the property got it, and that it was appliedJ
to the most helpful use.

He surprised me by stating that he understood
Austin was down this way last winter. I told him we had
notintimation of the fact; and no knowledge that the
annual meeting for last year had been held.

He thought that if the matter was to have been
litigated, it should have come before the Circuit sourt
lon&ago. I explained that our association was wrecked,-
and our funds all seized and that therefore there was
no regular way of getting any information out to the old
buyers or getting any court business done; and that this
accounted for the delay.

He intimated that he might want to see me
further before he left, and I told him I should be very
glad to see him at any time.

I think of preparing a printed full letter to
him setting forth exactly wherein this Gift Land business
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complete failure of old Okeelanta and any attempt
to get cooperation out of the old 4860.

I have the feeling that he has been pretty
carefully. istructed from the Miinneapolis end. I
therefore suggest thaL, being right at headquarters,
you and our co-workers there, plan to get in to touch
with the powiArs in the Post Office, and give them as
complete an insight in to t-Is whole matter, at first
hand as possible.

I have been planning to see a lawyer friend
in Uiami regarding the cost of an injunctionsuit and
mode of meeting that cost. Thus far, we have not been
able to have our talk; but I hope we shall be soon.

Eeit assured I have lost no interest; but
I have been disappointed in the lqeter from Jacksonville
and the failure to receive a single other answer from
any of our friends in Florida. Ir. R. is, of course,
in Utah, and thus pretty well out of the current for the
present.

I shall be glad to keep you informed as to
progress; and shall hope rmy suggestion regarding a
visit to the Post Office may bear fruit.
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Sept. 17th,1925.


Dr. E.A.Sutherland,
Madison,
Tenn.

Dear Dr. Vuthorland:-

In reply to your inquiry I will say
that Fruit Crest was organized on a different
basis and plan than any other Everglade proposition.

I undertook to work out aplan far better
than any that had boon presented, and then offered
it to "One hundred Cooperative Tien and 'omen" who
would receive their tracts at flat cost, twenty dollars
per acre, become members of a cooperative mutual
association, contribute a moderate additional sum
to a development fund, and help complete the sale of
the entire section.

This excluded all personal profit, even
commissions, and meant putting things on something
approaching a family basis.

In clause i'4 of theonclosod contract, you
will find that no one was to aeef*irad% for his in- IA
dividual tract until tho hole section had been bought----
and paid for; following which all deeds would be
issued simultaneously to all who had pold up.

Thin clause placed the response lllty on
the shoulders not of one, but of all. In was co
undaatcood; and, at the beginning .os so acto'rupon
by a minority, who vworkod--lggaously to brinG in now
members, promote sales, and hasten the day heon the
deeds could be Isa od. to all paid up buyers and the
association could be come fully effective.





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In the midst of this, and by common
consent, I came from :.'ashington, DC, to Florida
and took up the ploneer,4Erwork.

This was much morgfifficult and em-
barrassing,even, than any had apprehended, ,Further
the physical work largely barred me from the corres-
pondence and other aspects of promotion work. In
a word I was b.ried in the junqlo, fighting the battles
of the wilderness and in no positionA to sell much
land myself.

Following this the activities of others
slowed down; and some began to insist that the whole
matter was but an ordinar e-r al-aate peoposxtt&u
that they had no _th g duties than simply to pqp for
their tract and development fund shares, and that the
whole responsibility for everything else rested upon
the wift-7r.

This created a tryinu~a a uation. ..hen it
was followed by our five ovorflows in five yoars, \
from, the last of which we are just now emri ng, having
had eighteen inches of water on our land, difficult
accomparnyinG the complete paying up, with n help gam
me~gras, but a good deal of hingdae frmcn ome, nere
increased.

lHowever, even without the help to xhich I
ar entitled, I believe I shall be able, alonp, this
year to see that this settlement is effect46. Of course,
a definite date can not be named; but sometime this
winter tlis should be posdble.

You rill note another clause in our contract
providing that, if a naxbor desires to saeW his holdng
he will first give me the oppog~tnity to rurchaaS it at
the price offered him. Should I not improve this op or-
tunity, he can then nake the transfer; though the issue
of deed can be made only as stated above.

loping this may not seriously embarrass your
efforts, I an,

Very truly yours,
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Sopt. 17th,1925.


hIr. John 8, St anr
Maporvill0o,

Doar -Sir:-

Wour lotter of the 14th at hand.In reply
to your questions I enclose a price liat indicating
prices at v3which tracts arc being offered us now, Yourn
is fairly voll loanted; though I Ihave atrnct in Section
13, 2 iilos fo.rthor north and thus nonror the cnal,
which I have nut thought of an exceptionally well located.

I tam not working on coarisslion but worl:ing
with buyers. I have worked for sixtoon years trying to
got the I;vergladen in to condition in which pooole could
live and thuive t!hero and this is part of tliht of fort.
his buying is all done on a not basis. You nnae your
price and. if acceptable, it is pxid oithor in cash or
on thj :,anis indicated in enclosed. el1ling blankc.

substantial dioco.unt in price riould beo
allowed for cash pa'rront; notably bocmune of the iv't onse
demand for money created in 2outh Floridn by the enormous
speculative ioveiont now on hiore.

I can got you FPvo Jiundrod dolluro cash for
roulrton anto tract which is sonothing over twico the
;240 you paid for it.


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Sopt. 17th, 1925.


Hr. F,:, .hose,
1315-Clifton Street, 11.U,
X'nahington, D.C.

Der.r IMr. iLoe:-

I have your letter of the 9th inst. A five
per cent binder, na-.oly Eighty dollars, has boon de-
posited here in tho First iNational Bank, wire roe:urding
which will doulbtloon have reached you before this.

'lcase send your oxistine abstracts nnd doodn
to the above ban!: t.o be hold in escrow while transfer of
property is boing arranged. Your abstracts will be aont
to the abstract office in Vent P'alm Beach to be brought
down to date; following which you will receive cash for'
all of your lands that can be transforrod; rhiclL I trust
will be the entire seventy acres.

I have oxaminod the Okeolanta plat and find that
you have two lots which arc prey well located, namely
'Jot 13 in lock 10 and Lot 21 in ,lock 29. All of ;ho other
four aro quito far back from road and crinal., 1ovievor,
I would have you fool at liberty to retain as many of those
lots as you think fit.

I s1al try to push the matter along now, as
Rapidly as Ilagy be and vwill ,eop you inforTmd.

YoI.urn very truly,
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Sept. 18th, 2925.



First National Bank,
Fort Lauderdale,
Florida.

Dear Birs:-

Replying to your telegram to me dated Sept. 17th,
1925, and reading as follows:-
"Thomas E Will has deposited eighty dollars on
seventy acres list sent by you August twenty
ninth sixteen hundred dollars cash subject title
will paying taxes and redemption costs all ac-
cording to his letter to you September fourth
wire that deed and abstract are coming for es-
crow".
I am mailing you under separate cover, register-
mail the deeds on the following tracts:e

Seat. Twp. Range.
SW -SE SW 25 44 35
NW N NW 33 44 35
SE SE SE 1 47 35
SW NW NE 9 47 35
NW SW SE 9 47 35
SW SW SE 9 44 35
Tract #/3 35 44 36

I am also sending a printed copy of the abstract
which seems to be the only abstract I can find. This land was
left to me by the terms of my late father's will and since I
have never had the transfer recorded, I would request that you
advise me whether it will be necessary for me to send you a cebt-
ified copy of his will for this purpose. You will note in the
deeds that there are six lots which I have not authorized Mr.
Will to dispose of as he suggested that I retain 4hese.

Yours truly.

F, W. Rose.
1315 Clifton St.,
Washington, D.C.
My dear Mr. Will:-
The above is a copy of my letter to the bank which is
self explanatory. It would appear that you have met with
success both in regards to the redemption and the sale of my
land. I appreciate your efforts and interest in this matter and
trust thingswill procede smoothly from now on.






TELEPHONE 618 CABLE ADDRESS
POST OFFICE BOX 562 FERNLEYRAE NASSAU

F. R. RAE & CO.
REAL ESTATE RENTALS INSURANCE
296 BAY STREET

NASSAU, BAHAMAS
19th September 1925


Thomas E. Will Esq.,
34 N.W. 1st Street
Miami Fla.



Dear Mr Will:

I am enclosing you herewith copy of a letter from Mr
Russell, of Cherokee Sound, who has been negotiating the pur-
chase of tracts of land comprising eight miles of beach front
at Great Abaco. You will see from his letter that unless some
uasli is speedily forthcoming we stand a mighty good chance of
(seeing someone else purchase the property.

I hope that you will soon have been able to get suff-
icient binder money to secure options on this tract, because
without doubt it is one of the best on that island. I woula
auggeet that you hnow thiu opy to Mr Linghq ana perhaps he will
be able to influence Drr Jay to quicker action. You can readily
appreciate that with a price as low as this it is not at all
|likely that the property will remain in the market very long,
c~ia I would hate to see my work in getting these various owners
together benefit someone else which would be the case if another
buyer cane along and put down a little money. Prior to my
interviews with Lr Russell they had not conceived the idea of
selling in combination. They now have new ideas of how to
dispose of property more qui~ily than in small ots.

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Sept. 24,1925.

Mr, David T. Iiowle,
Corner Fifth and Locust Streets,
Dubuque, Iowa,

Doar Sir:-

jour deed and abstract arrived and abstract
has been seDt to the abstract-office in test Palm Beach
to be brought down to date.

After printing in our selling blank the phrase
"say 45 days", I saw the abstract company and was told
the jam in their office required that sixty days be allowed
for issuance of an abstract.

u'e are prepared to do our part as soon as the
abstract comes.


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bepteribor 24,1925.


.r. J. 'andrey,
LN' national Guardian Life Ins. Co.,
Madison, "'sconoin.

Ky dear ii 'andrey.-

o.ours of te.o 9th w.s received. I than]r you for
your willingness to help,

i.fter the annoyances wo have suffered in the natter
of actionn 27-, I do not think it wiso to sell any single tracts
until we have cotton th tangle straightened out.

Two or three years ago, an you remember, I inade a
strenuous effort to mass an qIrUa of at least oighty acres
to sell to a single buyer with a vilo of raising onouglh money y
to pay the entire sum due on the section.

This effort was blocked by certain non-cooperative
members.

I.Ioro recently I have made a sililar effort wit"l
another subst-ntial fqrta in 27 owned largely by a very foe
people, with two of vhom I had definite, clean cut contracts
to sell their land at a fixed price to then, which, if effected,
would enable tbe to pay out in f!-ll.

This effort, in spite of those contracts, it aptrs
now will also be blocked by these owners. This illustratMs sone
of the difficulties I experience in clearing up this nmttor.

I am now working to sell proportion of ny oun, the
sale of which can not thus be interfered with. '.lhe proceeds of
those sales I p&nn to use in straightening out the above tangle.

You desired.,as did a number of others, to receive
principal back with six per cent interest. This, I believe, can
be arranged without much delay; though heretofore even this
has boon impossible.

I know of no good l.vorglado papor on the Coast. You
may be thinking of the Ever~anideo Ifews, Canal I'oint, i'lorida.

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Septem :er 24,1925.


Mr. V.,, Roffil
Okee&anta, I
Pr a.

Dear Brother Roth:-

I have your letter of the 17th, and am very
glad the little reorimbrance reached you, and only wish
it were more. however, I gave explicit instructions
that the source should not oe mentioned.

As to the specific statements, I will state
that E. package of letters in ny hand, much too long
too copy, naklco things pretty plain; though without
mentioning you.

Letters from Okeelanta clearly started sono-
thing ; rsombling, in a snall way, what banks call d
"run Activity on my )art, however, soeos to have
checkeo it, before results beonne very serious.

,it the rrne time, this vas accormplinhc -
I had accumulated a little fund vWhich I planned to
send to Tallahassee, to clear title from an area of
property, which I would expect to soil for sovnral
thousand dollars; enough to pay the romainirng principal
and interest due on Section 27. 'i']s little run absorbed aii-O
the whole of that fund, and threatened to go quite a bit
farther.

ilaturally, this -ais not helpod our iruit Grost
situation. iro ever, I think since it was promptly stopped,
I shall beablo to proceed, a little lator, it]l tho pro-
gramn I had laid out.

r I an not anxious to give neiooless publicity to
unhappy facts like the above, and will therefore request
that you say no more about it than you find to be necessary.
I can show these letters -.o 7r. iadge any time he wants to
see them.

Enclosed copy of letter from L-overnor martin bears
on a full letter I wrote him on the Hyacinth question.

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Aotiln.g GeVOeaio.

Joa Sir 9

ito. riacc of ypwur traot,huoro :IFi ar o9rraspoztm3anti*a-
lm-"' I a1 aGiLng I)fg sOO, o:alh for tils property.
if tlsa Is intoroating to yiu5I vould be pleased tii hour raem
you,u 4 D.Alostotbere 7-r9-PA,

ap -. Xou offer of July ?9th. aoooptod .. *loase pDroocsd o te..
Thoiue d. ullAug.l1, U92
3pr* 10o. hqvo sd14 yyur bcxot,. of tsen caPreo*ot..f
aUs 'iebl,Allug.19,1 aV. ,
4wna 'm41rma t3LU dOpoalta. fwelve. ioflitru ari 'alf bitidor,.
your, tOn .aores..,Two JLTnred. JStfty. Zbl.a;r1. 1'o
that( deed matt abstract ooxing%, Aioal
Ol.Pt. 44tilonl AiakvAug,27,10M .
.i.- I npte. in your tlogran tl.t you uantllon ;"it,)0.
I priced -tis at foiwJ nqt to fl4,DetOe J.l.ostiV ttorcr't4G10,192s/.
I Ho IeliUo0atctte tr there lptho Mv l.e ]W'P Wp hv-' IristoQ te ,lt lt
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September 24,1925.

rP. Jules ;*,Bour guiers,
'..est Palm Deach,
Fla.

ry dear iLr, BDo-rguiers:-

V'hen you wrote me some months since regarding .
the Gift Land held by the Okeelanta Corporation, I replied,9
enclosing a letter of some six or eight pages I had written
on tbo subject about 1913 or 1914. -

I think I requested return of this earlier
letter. In any event I should be glad to receive it if
it is still in your file.

I note the work you are doing in handling
Large tracts of lands. I have worked on these lines myself
a good deal, and had a call yesterday for a tract, any where
in Florida outside Liberty County, and costing not more than
..l0.00 per acre. I was told the buyers wealthy and prepared /4td
to take 50,000 acres; possibly more.

Perhaps you can furnish something on this.
':ith prices,ter s, oormcissions, and etc. iHaturally the buyer
is insistent on sure delivery.


Yours very truly,















September 24,1925.
Mrs. Carrie L, hayes,
ITorfolk,
Va.
Dear ';rs, hayes:- -
Your letter of the 17th is received. I had
a very satisfactory talk with Mr., 'albridgo and I'.avE
mot him two or three time a since, iec is a fine man.
I sent out no general letter, but I did write
several who e.'ore interested, explaining that the section
was offered to "One hundred coo .crntive Non and 'omen",
at cost, if they would add a specified sum to the devel-
oprient fund,and would help get the hundred buyers together.
IonnrVhile do od~ would be withheld (see clause
forth, deeds, in enclosed contract) until the entire section
was paid for.
Pew of the buyers actually helped as above, thrngh
some did. Some, however, seemed1 to feel that they should
only .1-et ABa ]pnefit of the low.4aice and leavtmarn- tQAarry
, tthe laad. his necessarily slowed things down; especially
since I undertook the pioneering work, in the jungle, where
little or no selling could be done.

I arranged with MIr. Hlolmes to resell his tract
at the priaa ba. ad, plus i. Lane.nt interest. A letter
of his dated June 3rd, 191, reads "you promised me six \
per cent in interest on the foir 1mndr na n-ighi;hy dn~lar1 a
I paid you". This I recognize in rm letter to him of June
29Mh, 1921; and this I am stilLready to A This will
enable you to close-up your adrainistrative work,

As to the offer of another to "dispose of this
property" for you, I call attention to enclosed contract,
clause forth, above, and also, clause eighth in which you
find conditions under which this tract nay be transferred.
SThe intotr Haven man w'Las, of course, unfamiliar with these
features. In fact, he could do nothing.

If willing, as per the former arrangements to
accept principal and six cr cent interest, please write me.

S, ... \ ,--"' Y~'ours very truly,
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September 24,1925.

ULr, E,R.Stovens,
Principal of Lighschool,
Leavenworth, Kansas.

Dear Sir:-

Yours of the 14th received. I note your location
on the map and will state that, from long familiarity with
the Everglades, I know this location to be among the least
desirable of any sold by the Bryant and Greenwood people.

I never heard of a tract in 47-35 selling a. a
figure approaching ( 100 per acre. ='/ i l,

Enclosure on prices shows prices at which tracts
are being offered us, and at which we are buying.

Other enclosures indicate what I have been doing
to help mako tho Everglades worth while. I ra now starting
on a new chapter, and shall appreciate the cooperation of the
old buyers.


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September 24,1925.

Mrs. Alva Hoage, .
Woodatooks
Illinois.

Dear Madam- .

Yours of the 15th received.

As to binder, enclosed "Selling Blank" states
plainly amount of binder to be five per cent of total
-price,

I do not know the view point of I., Hoage but
will statetbat for sixteen years I have been trying to get
the Everglades country in to fit condition for habitation
and use, as enclosed folder on "Lost Triboas" will indicate.

During this period I have endeavored to secure
the cooperation of the absent owners for whom I was rendering
gratuitous service.

Such cooperation seemed almost Impossible to
obtain; and this is one main reason why the Everglades still
lie neglected and dead.

I am now making another effort; more determined,
if possible, than ever; and again I am trying to get help from.
those to whom I extending help.

Enclosure on keeping lot while selling tract will .
show one way in wl-ich the owners can extend help without money
cost to themselves and, at the same time get help from our
development work.

If the tracts sold us lies near the settlement, it
oan be used when conditions are fit. If remote, :it can be sold,
thus helping the.development fund.

Trusting that you and 7Mr. Hoage may see the wisdom
of aiding in this work, I remain,

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Mr. Richard '.7 Ervin, Tax Agent,
Tallahasse,
Florida,

Dear Mr. Ervin:-

I have not sent you any tax moneyT yet,
but nnu fully intending to do so as soon as my receipts
permit.
I!onnwhile I should appreciate information
on the follo.ring:-

Tract 51-Soction -34-n-50-S-R-38-:'. 5 acres;
nanro, Thomas :;. ll.

I learned that this is with the .I,-Ioard, and I desire
to learn the cost of squaring up the tax account.

lext, aS to one of ry tracts in emndiryCounty.
You gave ma data on 19 of G-I of SEp of 86. 27-44A-33-
n0 acres. In addition I have the following the 4 of
si:a of SW; of Section 13-44-34- O- acres.

.Of this last I was written by Carl I. hioyer,
Clerk liendry County, on March 13,1924 "if not redeemed
April 1st, title vests in the Everglado Drainage Board".

In reply to an inquiry from me on August 31st,
regarding both the above tracts, he gives me figures nec-
esnary to redeem the E- of SVJ, of SFE of See, 27-44-53 as
',7.03; and states "the F- of the SE1 of WW1 of Section
15-4-4--34 assessed in the name of AH.Jones of Los
Angles, Cal. who has paid the 1924 thaas on same".

This leads he to inquire whether this last
tract was sold by the Trustees, and is therefore lost
from my list. I am hoping it is also among the tracts
that can be redeemed. Thus far I have never yet lost a
tract finally.


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Sparks,
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lr. Thomas 2. Will,
Box 275,
229 Sryan Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dear Sir:

I have yours of the 24th inst. and nbte contents.

If you will take my ten acres at :30 et to me
I am willing to sell it at that figure, but I do not
want any unnecessary delay. I have all my tax receipts
3 up-to-date and the a can be brought dowiito date
very readily. I do not want to send the deed to the
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it unless we have a clear understanding that the trade
is consumlated. The description of rmy ten acre tract
is as follows:

NTW6 SWA SE~, Section 9, Township 46, Range 35, ?alm
Beach County, Fla.

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Sept. 29, 1925.






First national 3ank,
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Gentlemen:

I have your wire of the 25th inst. relative
to Thomas J. 'Jill's deposit of so-called $15
binder on ten acres in Palm Beach County, Fla..,
towit:
IT 7- SWi- S _-, Section 9, Two. 46, Range 35.
I have written a letter to I.r. Will saying that
if he w-ll take the land at that figure we will
regard the sale as settled. I do not want, however,
to have :.. deed and abstract held up indefinitely
and subject to a lot of delays. I have my tax receipts
regularly up-to-date and have owned this land for quite
a nuiiber of years. So ::indly advise whether or not the
entire ZpZchase pQ:.ce is put iniour 2A and f will
forward my deed and abstract at once to be delivered
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