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Business Correspondence. Apr. 4, 1932 - June 30, 1932
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Finding Guide: A Guide to the Thomas E. Will Papers
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Title: Business Correspondence. Apr. 4, 1932 - June 30, 1932
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Publication Date: Apr. 4, 1932 - June 30, 1932
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Subjects / Keywords: Everglades (Fla.)
Okeechobee, Lake (Fla.)
Okeelanta (Fla.)
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LAWRENCE E. WILL, PROP.

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BELLE GLADE. FLORIDA

April 11, 1932.

Dr. Thos. E. '.ill,
"'ashington, D. C.

Dear Dad:-

Not having heard from you for some time, I am taking my
pen in hand to find out why not. Everything here is about the sam
same as when I a last wrote, in so far as there not being much
S activity. Nobody has shipped much, so there has been verylittle
money_circulating. However, there will be some beans shipped
beginning in two weeks. and also some tomatoes, beginning now,
as the price is now sufficient to warrant it. It is believed
that the TMexican and Cuban tomatoes have been admitted without
paying duty. and the price has been too low to warrant shipping
/ from i'la.

The .verglades Fair was held last week, but on account 6
of conditions was not ugh a big_success as last year. The
Pahokee Bean Festival will be held next wa~k,month.

SSince writing you, I have been to Jacksonville with
SB. Elliott, to see the newJord, just before it was introduced to
the public. It is really a wonderful car, well constructed, with
many new features that make one of the safest, best driving and me
most economical cars on the market, and the pr-iee is one feature
that none of the other manufacturers can meet. Everyone who
sees the cars on display is pleased wi th it. I haddthe chance to
drive one while in Jax. and it leavesnothing to be desired in
drivingnqualities.

'cLemore is to move _ot tomorrow. I am going to use
the barber shop space for a car-salesrobm. He is going to move
across the street into the restaurant bldg. until Riedels new
bldg on the corner is finished.

There is to be a townelection tomorrow. I have been
nominated .for the Council, alto I do not want the job.

Am forwarding some papers. Hope you are well, and
enjoying your stay. Dont forget to write. Am enclosing a
money order for five dollars that I havecollected. It may come
in handy.

As ever

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LAW OFFICES
WILDER & JACOBSEN
ALONZO WILDER CITY NATIONAL BANK BUILDING
ELDRED E.JACOBSEN MIAMI, FLORIDA


April 14, 1932.



Dr. Thos. E. Will,
P. 0. Box 275,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

My dear Dr. Will:-

A good friend of mine in Pasadena, California,
writes me that he owns 208 acres of land in Broward COunty.
Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Section 27 Tp. 51 R. 41. In a recent letter
he ask me to "get all the particulars of this land, how it lies,
etc." I wonder if you could provide me with a small plat, showing
its location with respect to roads, canals, county line, etc., and
give me some idea of its present value. Of course I appreciate
the fact that real estate values are rather abstract propositions
at the present time, but judging from the approximate location of
this land as far as I can ascertain it from a general county map,
it should be in or near that rather highly developed farming section
lying immediately West from Fort Lauderdale, Dania, etc.

This friend is a real estate broker in California, but is
thoroughly sold on Florida, and indicates that he will transfer
Shis residence to this section of Florida just as soon as he can
dispose of his California holdings to the best advantage.

I would greatly appreciate and information you can give me
relative to this land, without requiring you to put yourself to
trouble and expense in doing so. If ever I can return the favor,
I shall be glad indeed to do so.

With personal regards,


Faithfully yours,

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done rood. service,but cn'lt, st.-.nd he:it. Kybe you
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right for esr.ipment. Don't wvant -to buy.-ic-lothes.


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BUS a. lot. He keups her kleture haWaly eanbs b sa.
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Referendum


This referendum ought to carry, BIG. It's the ONE THING that will help the Back Country.
And the Back Country will then help th'e town.
Lauderdale needs the Glades worse than the Glades need Lauderdale. Lauderdqle can't live
on tourists.; SHE MUST PRODUCE.
That means her Everglades must be farmed. Then, as in Dade County, factories will follow.
These will bring pay-rolls, and a YEAR-ROUND TOWN.
But the Everglades must have reclamation funds. Hence the Broward Drainage District must
sell its bonds.
But it must firt have more people and more values in it. This the bond-buyers insist on.
This won't cost Lauderdale one cent. It will cost Broward County one little mill on the dollar, about
$7,000 or $8,000 per year.
But the new taxes and new business this will bring will turn this little outgo into a BIG INCOME.
Further, it will help put a foundation under Lauderdale, and make it a city.
Do you know how the Everglades have been carrying the Coast? ..
Do you know Broward's Everglades have paid in $700,000 or $800,000, most of which has
helped build the Coast. rather than the Everglades?
bo you know that. for 15 years, most of the 20,000 old Everglades buyers have been barred
out from their own properties, kept from voting, and taxed without representation?
Do you want to keep this up? Do you know that, badly as it hurts the Everglades buyers, it
hurts you still worse?
If you want to do justice to Evergladers and yourself at the same time, VOTE "Y E S" on
this referendum.
Some have said, "We won't vote any more money to the old Board."
But do you know that these men are all out? ,
You ask, "Who will follow them?" I answer, "Let the Everglades owners name their own '
board, by petition; and then let us all petition the Governor to appoint them. If, later, the Ever-\
gladers want these men removed, let the Governor remove them." That's POPULAR GOVERN-
MENT, and it's the solution of this problem. :""'
VOTE'"YES." And then help the Evergladers get their own kind of a Board.
THOMAS E. WILL,
209 S. W. Sixth Ave., City.

Wright Printery .
W. Broward Blvd. at 12th Ave. '
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April 28,1932.


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Joint Committee,
112 7ast 19th.St.,
Hlew Yotk City.

- Br dear Harry:--


Look for me at your meeting here next Saturday night.


Am proud of you and your work.


As ever,
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This referendum.

Some have said. "We won't vote any more money to the old Board."

But do you know that these men are all out?

You ask. "Who will follow them?" I answer, "Let the Everglades owners name their own
Board, by petition; and then let us all petition the Governor to appoint them. If, later, the Ever-
gladers want these men removed, let the Governor remove them." That's POPULAR GOVERN-
MENT, and it's the solution of'this problem.

S. VOTE "YES." And then help the Evergladers get their own kind of a Board.
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209 S. W. Sixth Ave.. City.


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This referendum ought to carry, BIG. It's the ONE THING that will help the Back Country.
And the Back Country will then help the town.

Lauderdale needs the Glades worse than the Glades need Lauderdale. Lauderdale can't live
.on tourists. SHE MUST PRODUCE.

That means her Everglades must be farmed. Then, 'as in Dade County, factories will follow.
These will bring pay-rolls, and a YEAR-ROUND TOWN.

But the Everglades must have reclamation funds. Hence the Broward Drainage District must
sell its bonds.

But it must firt have more people and more values in it. This the bond-buyers insist on.
This won't cost Lauderdale one cent. It will cost Broward County one little mill on the dollar, about
$7,000 or $8.000 per year.

But the new taxes and new business this will bring will turn this little outgo into a BIG INCOME.

Further, it vill help put a foundation under Lauderdale, and make it a city.

Do you know how the Everglades have been carrying the Coast?

Do you know Broward's Everglades have paid in $700.000 or $800,000, most of which has
helped build the Coast, rather than the Everglades?

Do you know that, for 15 years, most of the 20.000 old Everglades buyers have been barred
out from their own properties. kept from voting, and taxed without representation?

Do you want to keep this up? Do you know that, badly as it hurts the Everglades buyers,- it
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D.C. 4--25--32.

Jy dear Brother Greathouse:--

I am to see GenlBrown at 9:30 to-
morrow morning. Hence what we do must
S be done quickly.
Enclosed is :--
1--Letter signed by D.C.owners of
Everglades land;
2--Package of papers pertinent
to subject in hand.
3--Address of r,.J.M.S.Kaufman,viz.,.
933 L St.,N.W. City.
Phone, Metrop. 924.
Rain starting;but I leave at once for
Offiee,Mr.John Raytord,
Franklin Press,
931 10th.St.,.W.,C y.

Hoping for the best, ain
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DEMOCRACY


Incorporated
112 EAST 19TH STREET, New York City
Telephone: ALgonquin 4-5865
OBJEC T Education for a new social order based on
production for use and not for profit


April 29, 1932.
Mr. Thomas E. Will,
1443 Mass. Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. Will:

I will be delighted to see you on Saturday. I did-not

know what part of the country you were in. It has been a long time

since I have seen you.


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Telephone: ALgonquin 4-5865

OBJECT: Educalion for a new social order based on
production for use and not for proni


May 5, 1932.

Dr. Thomas E. Will,
1443 Mass. Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, D.C.

Dear Dr. Will:


Thanks so much for that good letter of yours. I will
try to get hold of Congressman Keller's speech.

It was good to see you again. I am sending you a couple
of my leaflets under separate cover.

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llGpe this closes the iucicecnt* Gives ono
more week before June 10th. Rope Congress
can get something worth-while done in that time,
mUS''T G.T BUYING PW'. ER into hands of VOULD-
E3 CONSUME IRS IF '70tULD:--
1--Help ,Iusiuc.",, :n,
2--Avoia Tro~ble.
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NOTARY PUBLIC

MINING SUPPLIES & HEAVY HARDWARE
COAL
KETCHUM, IDAHO
May 21, 193 .

Dr. Those. E. ill .
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Dear 'r. ?ill:-
I wrote to y&u last FEsruary Et.,-. ;*, for some information relative
to real-estate values in Evo ldous lands near Ft.L.[ijderdale,altha' er.d:in you an ad-
dressed stamped envwcl. for a -',j, to date I have not heard from you
I would be much oblltej to you if you would be courteous enough to re-
spond with i':e~ZpiIable information regarding such lands as n-y previous letter cited to V
you, as I was advised that you were competent to do .
I throu,-ht that since early February,you could have found time to do so,
so am cll.n your attention to the oversl}ht now

Tery truly yours


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Building Unit pioneer Service Station
Lelle Glade
Florida
', Tear '.'ills:c-
As I promised you last Thursday
I am inclosing a true COi' of a letter received from
the State Road Department at Talahassee,in connection
with the building of Road CU dovw i Xorth Zew River
Canal.
You will recall in this connection that Two
-. bills have already been passe!d,!efinately locating
road 26 as follow g, te 1wo, Jo. ulvei, u 4nal to
,-',nt- Zile Bend where one branch goes to Ciorm
ndl the other to Fort Lauderlale,
I had a conference with our Representitive thi.
...1,ana he tells me that k-.Lr4upfer was in his office
yesterday and assured him that work would start on
the extension of the 26 road right a vy,starting from
the iLak~ end of the CLnal.
You can see from the inclosed copy how easy it
is to set aside any promise improvement in South
Hlorida,Verbal agreements and political promises
seem to be only SCrTP.P? OF 2API~ER therefore I urge you
to talk this promised improvemirent over with t.he gooc
people of your section and I will keep you posted on
developments here,
I hope that the letter,copy of which I am inclo-
sing was sent by some one-of the Department who fas'not
well. informed and that Lr,Lupfer;'s verbal promise will
be carried out, r,Lupfer says the Zeaboard was given
the right to run their line down the Iorth niew River
canal and as soon as we have permission or release from
them,work will start as we already have permission of.
the Flood. Control Loa.rd.
The developrieint of Road 26 means so much to all of
us,that I hope the folk an.out the like 11 interest
themselves in its development,
Sincerely your


DUNTILE
Builds
BetterBuildings
ChAaper




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STATE OAD DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA


H.!. Wells,
T.M titnean,
"--iStxte Highway engineer.
Earl oeasoah,
Secretary.
bA. Meginnisa,
Attorney.


TALLAHASSEE


May 5w 1933


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Addison Logsa,
Taopa, florida.
W. A. Shands,
OGine eville, Fia
H.H. Wells,
Tallahass a
George a. Wi,
Jacksonvllle,
Fla.
J.E. Lupfer,
KissimmeeSrla.


Road No. 26


Mr. . Ketohin, Chairman,
Chamber of Commerce,
Transportation Committee,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Dear Sir:
Your letters addressed to the State Road
Department and Internal Improvement Board have been
referred to me.
The Department for the past several years
has been making extensive surveys for proper location
of Road No. 26. We have as yet no definite location
for this road.
In the 1932 budget of the State Road Dep4rt-
ment there are two items provided on this particular
road. One is in Dade County between Miami and Broward
County line and an allocation of $35,000.00 is made the
other is in, Broward County, Road 26, and an allocation
of $88 000.00 is made. I am not advised just when the
State Road Department will initiate such action as to
begin expenditure of this money.

Yours very truly,

F. W. Berry, Jr.,
Division Engineer, .
Plans and Surveys.


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:Zy dear ir.I.:unn:--
Since Jrn.20,I hove beEn here in the interest of our 2v3rgl-.de- proposition.

Come 5 cr 6 yeprs goyou opened my eyes to the possibilities of what,now, st-.nj.:
on ny :iJs uier the nrue, U II L A 2.'

ether zou :.re noi in touch -ith t6ie Gl-'Jde I do not knowv. I live -:ith ito'n
it desperately needs help. Its c0se is worse th-,n ever before,certrinly since
1917.

'The Kirric7ane rn Flovd bronhllt Ccengr.-e rionl 1cgPil-*tion:generc.us,u 'ut w'.retch-
.vl y ,dvis.3 I -m here -t get it. ch-.n d ,in :; e interest of 11 concerned.

At 1 at t.he .&ky tegi;s2 to cl'3:r;h1cnce this letter.

I S.: v :j.gi the U. j. niniers for t.& ;I. to re-ex:-ulnineon the ground,thle big pro -
ect apr3'rod by la;w,.dvise with Gl.-Jes people, :nd, others competent d :-.vailnble,
.nd suggest improve .- ;ntz--if such .re f-LIun--in the pi.ns.

H;re iS iQer e 1 RJl!I L.J" comes in. You knc.', L'.k;e ure-;choue- exce 'o water hLs
..i'l".-j.yc een carried by *.'tur., chiefly to the SCUTH;1-rge'y thr'.. :ie 3h..rk R.

pnd
Such :n exit, i._tly provided,:ie-ns a huge,'-uick disch-rge,inon-.-ilting ch-nrel3,
fir eing TUJ-Ier j. cie r'- i-tr now &mi' b eck by choked c u .l, culvert less ro d
gr--esetc. And it e-.ne rROT.CTI', C :' lIA-il-HIlAL.li LSTRICT from t--ters
from the Iorth-'Jest,th:-.t hve cur.--ed them. And it .Yue.'-n JOOCr.TRTICi between Upper
ond Lo er Gil-des on mn'tters. of hSndlling axces '.f ters,iaste:.d of ite ClE2TI2;ri01c
that -.t times d.evelops;to the ruin of both.

AGainst this com:s .r -cry f'rom ,.n interest :JBSCLUT-LY FZOLVED to mr.ke the St.
Lucie C!.n..l the gr.nd central oun :round- hich the Glr:des must revolve. Th-.t re-
gion is to get ;.CLA.ATI.Ci denied the 31- des proper;it is to h-ve an ABSOLUTE ~ nO0r-
OLY of ALL 1 .ViGTIG'ATi fro-ui Ui:er Gl1;aLCs tc Oce-'n,kill the tonnage the S.3.Florida
cities fully a:xpect fro tie 'Upier Gl- 'es,nd for rhich they ;-re 110W FAYIL G FLOOD-
IiAVIGATICGO T-i~.3;.nd -ral- th.,ir h:,rbors :s v-1lu!ble :.s ships swe.:t up on foot-
hills by a tidal wave.

I discovered a.ll ti'is long -go,-nd h-ve tried to reveal it to some of its ..
Coc.-st coming victims. But they -re "busy",~:nd trusting "luck." ,. recentnon-publih-
ed,engineering report mag.es :l1 this nlvigition stuff so absolutelyy obvious thht
even our :bove friends ought to ?iV:-k6--if they over see the report. I have read it.
.ihen I telk "South-Lound Outlet",the objection is: "TOO LOITG;TOO COSTL'::,I 6 mil-
lion!" Tot true! From Lrke to Irorth Border of iLunn Lake" is about '5 mis: sLime
a.s from tL.-. to Stuart. St.Lucie fills w-ith cand. This outlet would not. St.Lucie
would not remove excess? water fro Tirper Gladec;south outlet wil,1..nd without men-
:cing jiimi District. V/e thre.:ed thic out in Kr!illnm's office. istinguished i.-mi
Dist.men present,sud agreed U:LUTlEDUSLY on this South route. tr^er l s are or
it. All rre,butt the 3T.LUCISE IJOi3FGLY grc'up;CG- AT Tp ee- are Ior
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I expect to h1ve the Fed. Engineers doen in that region in a few weeks. I .m
C E T on the South Cutlet. I need help on the engin-ering;being only .n Ev-'
ergl-des speciaii Ft of 2:3 ye:;rs st,-ndi ng. One cngineer,tho on the wrong side-
(here i v where our BIG TROUBLAS 00, FROMl) weighs like b-sttle ship. One ,not
-on engineer,but on the right r ge, is pushed into corner. 'Have YOU the assur-
-nce to put YOUR views above :o this Gc.AT .2GI~lUR "---n.i he,long wrecking our
-egion.

You are :n engine:rpn:d you discovered this pl)n,indi to yu I give :1'. the
credit,here --nd el:. ehere. I h-ve Just sketched c. rough m:-pho-ing my ideL.
.F--Outlet,or SPIL- .';.Y
F-A,25 mis;,Bend. ;Eegining of iTew L:e,,e.
A--B,liZ'r:.i C u- 1 .-nl i': ic be inrt:roved). Is Ii.,.rim of lake, 23 miles.
-C,2 mihi3. Lev2e ..to be built.
--, .izimii Tr'il, 27 .mi5. South ni: of Lake. .-'
D--2. ..st border of : I: L. 'iJ. Is west ns : of ;~k.356 miles.
',Tpil ..: y f:r excess water.To run do -. t'.rugh& Shark R.,and '.hite-water E.y, iito
Gulf,.
F is ATLAKE "ILL.7:.Y. e.sineers ;.h.ild cojni.ute necessary sie :j-y, ,.or 1/.
mileor more. Should 'be -ble to diZchl,-ge .L~ T; VOL'L ULCKLY,t:1.u coinsti-
tuting a SAF'TY-VALV- ,to suple.nt the D'AT-TRAP .-i.w provi !e for.
ii.--I-new ditch-,t-n- <,C' 'miles 171.-., Ir.". 2 -..nC-rt-h wetwveen the two i s
of tt-is 25 mis, od !iLin i Canal would be excavTred by use of FIRE.

Fall:-- *Since Nature so long took the water out this way,unassisted by man,
no great expensive excavation snuild be necessary. Yet they shout, "$6,9000,000Io
(Voice of Til::A L .' eedetor..ie.i SGI.LUCIE shall be be-. ': and snd- -.)

The ITew L ke wo:i:;--
l--Hold a 1ri-e volume of woter from L.ake and Upper Gladesdischl i.-g ex-
cess when l:ve2l ri'3.-:; to over-flow point at G.
2--lrake this water availaTble as fi&low:,:--
,. -Ior city U-,teron S.,.Cocst.
B--For Irrig..tion of l.nAs between new lake andt. -tl:ntic.
C--So s.,ply soils in area affected as to prev-int the disastrous Gl 3es con-
fl-.,gr tions officially estimated to have destr6oy-d,in 25 years,25 of t;ie lv-
erglades.
Lake -hore levee:--Th- 50-mile,so.shore,L..l:e levee nr.'- proposed to co.:t,J6,66,., .
The levee on the North Shore to cost, :
Total 7,877, ,,
.'iith adequ-te spill-way(H-.)and catch-L -..i5(new lake)much less need be e::-
pen.;ed ,-n .levees. The savings thus effected,there is good ground to beli=v,;,
would so restore the navig tion facilities brtv;e n the L-ke the the .:j.i'!.orida
cities th;,t a very heavy co. ir ierce would soon be coming down to the h-rbors these
cities are building at heavy cost to their citizens;and ",'hoze value is to be
whollyy destroyed--for all Upper :and Mid-GClf.es business--by the definitely-
resolved -upon,ST.LUCI.-'-NAVIGATI(l'i-:,..., ,: ith all harbor business done at
FORT PILRC2L Let iLi'.ii and.her neighbors weigh this. This is T-LE r-RCR,(,lir
AGT-rSD UPON,. Ly lone effort,here,is the ONLY OPPOSITION.of which I know.

You are the one engineer to -;homr I can look for figures and ide:s3 on this
improvement. Won't you help us? If it is definitely rgrece upon--as now se:r.Li
likely--that the .Led.'ngs, will give -". this serious Ftudy,I pl-n to return to
Florida and le-,d the fighter. I expect hell: from U .er G-lde: -nd 3. l.. .
Fla. will also help,if it c. n be rech!ie.. Te EL-rron Collier p)oe ^ ill prob-
-,bly help. Ft.iyers should rise -g:'in,:.s 4 ye..rs -.go. I ;UT IU
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LAWRE IL. PROP.

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BELLE GLADE, FLORIDA


June 7, 1932.

Dr. Thos. E. Will,
Rosslyn, Va.

Dear Dad:-

It is along time since I have written, J am sorrt
to say; I have gotten all of your letters, and enjoyed readi-
them. Am. glad you are getting along well and meeting lots of
friends, and especially that you are making prc iess with you\
wprk. People frequently ask about how you are getting along.

' --, This is election day, and everybody is talking
politics. Ross 7inne and Doyle Crocker are running against
Smith for Co. Comm. Both the former are well supported, but
Smith willmnot ,-t many votes. Tom Caji-bell is after his
ol job, and has 3a:ked i.le several times to try to get you
to come home for election so you could vote for him.

Rossie is living on Torrey Island now. I saw hnm n
once since getting-your letter asking for affidavit and mention
ed it to him. He seemed willin'e to m-ke it but I did not have
a chance at the time to gel: t.e information and write it out.
If I don't see him in a day or two, will go out there. Am not
so busy now. If you decide to get a petitio -to :r-: Owen
asking for new survey by Fed .lng. I will be glad to _jrculate t
it. It looks a t io that is the first step in getting what we
need in this lake business.

A representative of the State '*:ns here some '.Ii.:
ago regarding getting back 1,es paid on Zv. lands. he said hei <
had written you.

A friend of mine who is interested in real estate,
enquired a~out your tract at Connes;-ille. He said it is
surrounded by Sjl i d Co. Land, and he does not.asider it
worth much, especially as the Sugar Co. does not seem interest A-
in uying any 'more land there now.
-"J/ going to Daytona reach next Sun. for three days
at the State Fire School.

"e are all,well. Will send you some money to come /
home on when you are .ready.

7ith love,
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Mr teat Mr mSoodR So
.1.' tir g you a big l ttterbut am stopping o g sethte ean It is a

YOu ihaw th* 0-4.Lags uar A ed usa don on the MN.Osanaa iarovemtbiai t you
did net-tse the report, Xt has not .aeen pubashed.

Iowoever IZ found ae iUaft s i 1tand& h&av egp- t a lot of tise oa if.
AS summary showti is "86as,0
I oa meet every point in t#eaut .ba) te ssex ary ets,.
HoCwevr,uwe MUST GET ACTION IN .THIS SESSION* 4eIposaibLf T* l e t I' -vr
got to try a little he lpat last. is- ll ll lI A. tt letter, -

This a naiay a hoult GT 1iWO TKE 83aJEA,wPRESS AT OO, mlamit*AU. 0wd
the. UpS-r G3,es are O is on thi isnea, Th- ey ar)n knew hlow haft we hai been
hit, Thev,they must senta reslutions oir 140tersB breaa I shall tireet-,
Notcarntlve we wot a stuniru dti ta et(in above) but I have wosn a brill-
lant victfy that I mzut tell you aebut
In a wdorfGeml,Vytle BPornm a d I are getting on $atwi iygilad I belilee,
Iw B.., Z A, WIL4 L WAK 3?,11, BK0W ITS PMPwe tasn AV S TER DAY,*

But our psecrase ut know JUST .HW HAfRD AS IEB A W About all of Utis was
. ~e before Ir g i to D.0, It lay la pigfn1.0t*l till *0i382aa then wnt
tR.B&,(Msa4itteetshee X.fe att itcaSa vworkea on it,

'1M witiBgs ealdasres 4t a pelist sea to GAET THE FASTS on this matter ,
naey Uiatse 1rit the regio, stay the eountry,and M ,Ri T"E PEOPL3, iTha
the people ast TsLL THR' WHA? TO DO,

That = Bmaa SURTEX and MNARIMS ON THE ROtUND GeOla.orew, as Y e "are,
nar'l do that. But I maut get attiSeefaLrtfrtm the Hill"I know iai t
ttR AIs. Xa working to get It fram the to -a, sut I Wpr TO W3 Bt..- ;
I want them to know that 9 ia NOT fL: JUST WILL," I want them to.
klne ZIV3 GOT 90 SONM lACK
ThiS aboul. it late the whele 0 TRIANGLE'. That io LastX alia$ & the
llptP if1tes To arourae them 0i this eirt timesema. soult be TLBMtTh
taughe' t th Trtangle, T21%j I'f write fourth er
SBst*siAleS'tisee the WEOZIB $2IT ,a*d the TRI,4 .. Z, WA Shw a
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LAWRENCE E. WILL, PROP.

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BELLE GLADE, FLORIDA

Junel2, 1932

Dr, Thos. .. Will,
Rosslyn, Va.

De.. r Dad,

Recd. your letter and petitions. Have seen Fisher.
He will take: care from S. Bay west to ;.iaami Locks. and Okeelanta
Tom Lee will,get the islands. !r. West will get Chosen. I have
not gotten anyone for Belle Glade, but have a copy here in the stor
and told the boys to get all t ey could. It takes a lot of time
working this as with most people it is nece sary to tell them
so much and argue so long there is a lot of time taken iap with each
one,

I am leavijg for Daytonaearyl this afternoon and getting t
ready to leave has taken condi derable time.

The enclosed newspaper clipping appears as tho the
object of the petition has already been accomplished, but as I tell
people, we don't know What the recommendations that have been
favorably reported provide for.

Have arrqnged to have these petitions forwarded
Tues. morning, as some island people were away SAt to stay mon.
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-Send the following message, subject to the terms on back here" which are hereby agreed to

COPY Belle Glade, Fla.,
June 20, 1S32.


Hon. Duncan U.Fletcher
U.S.Senate.

EVERGLADES CHAMBER OF OOMLEROE BELLE GLADE REQUESTS THAT YOU

DISREGARD ANY PETITION BROUGHT TO YOUR ATTENTION BY THOSE.

E.WILL WITH REGARD TO INTERFERING WITH UNITED STATES ENGITTEERI

PRESENT PLANS OF SURVEY AND CONSTRUCTION OF DYKE AROUND LAKE
OKEECHOBEE GOVERNMENT ENGTIEERS HAVE EXPLAINED IN DETAIL
TO GREAT NUMBER OF RESIDENTS THIS AREA PLANS AND LOCATION OF
DYKE AND THEY ARE APPROVED BY EVERYONE WHO UNDERSTANDS

EVERGLADES CHAMBER OF COE01.ROE
COPY


CHARGE TO THE ACCOUNT OP


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POSTAL TELEGRAPH-CABLE COMPANY
I't-A.I'Sll'TS AND DELIVERS THE WITHiN I.ESSAGE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLO.'IrJG TERMS AND COD'lDI T JIS


To zu.aid oagairt mnr.-il t ..r dlr:. 3, the Fo'r Jr n' i-r.I: "0aY.? -' .lI ord..l-r it
REPE I 'ED.: tulat c, ti-".'e:,--h I bi,:: ta be I r:Cinr n,.- r.iTr', 1 fI'-; rI.tiiia3i'".. For
t h iu o nr h .liu t h e u ,r e t i ia l 1 r n : ; ,: : . a, j._ .: ri-,i ,j i "in 'i ..i ;m i ; -t ...i I ,,' l!
indieatedi on It: [a..e' TF1I{ IS .N ULrI.rlrjPE. TED I.If;-'A';:E : NLr i'.il' JOR.i.
AS SiUCH. in t.:i :-,'.-ra'lo .'h.rl' It i ri d Lb rr.-,en r, ..r t :-ar i oi l t l:.j l a-.,
aCin rhT;i Ctiompa.:.' IcIlIorV
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d l '. : r '. o r o r r o n .i : r ..' ; T r : : a l; : ,. d [ r t r a n -r n _- : : I '[ 1 -7
REPC '.TIED ?IE .'iiCE rrn.. 1I, i.r ,u I t. ri; .i-L:L o'a : : a
or aor tri i::. t.-'"inl ut. un. 'i i 'C ii 'I -'l.-.'F DiiLL ... or f-.r IrItak.,.
or d.?l'j t: i e rt 'm ? u ...: .r .r '- i- iT. T.: i : .ti T.' I ..
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'J. Dome-t.i e ,Ir.'i g:' Orid inLorningrr cablr- trfei-r .1 I il I ijii :! i, w. -ith;i
c.L- r11' n' i B l Lh i c- m pl :. 3 olTi f in o;arn-; .-l '. 'Il.' pv r.r- I it..I. .r I .11 til
inlt ti c- . u.h Ii.. i, It i jthti-t r c or 1t,n Bi.. n] .il I .1.. l .ii i i c u.rp n',
duc a tIl Uniei 11:.: i r mak. de. '.-r. bIit v il, nit'i..ut it LIuii .. -.t :I 1..'J- i. I u- ..
&.3 Ins ag-nt nd a Lus e p t.:, eujE o. r to .t.Or. r-lt t ur i'-'u lu .-0I, : 1.i r. .a.
rei.ionablic pri ..
I. i, ie p-,rs.billit,' at.ac'li:-s3 to h.eCor pn r' ti.-rnt-r ni ,:-: ..: urr;i : rz,;r CS
art a .si-iLd it c.af ir traemitLrngi. otfiei; aird ii % t ai .: :. itlr r., T,. 'i
bi or' (of thti CompJ ar 'i risEonge-ri he .-[ti [uf th.i purrn : 3. I i L i i.: 5.: I..
6. The Cornpsi '.y Il.-ll niot be IaIble i.r, d1anf al. a '-ir Er i. rF, ii : ,!. a,-.' C,.
-hei'r .l.e ,:laim i ror pre:.-rnte, in ..riling vithin r L.1 d., : ILI : 'i T,:,; : illd


inbe pr-t-d.I i ; n r, "t rion ior r ,co r, i r 1a 1 i--c C : .:r litr.
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TI J o; u ri tcd bhlolQ' :1.[i-ll 5ppl;.' to r ai 3 s; uJ elC lI r.... .l' -t .'- .lL~ c
in au .:lIiir Lto sil l.I..-Cini!rn Lt rmi .
.N E IPLI'AYEE (IF 'THIS COMP\,NY IS .iLiT H'l P ** '. V\R
THE FOREGOING. 3
POSTAL TELEGRAPH-CABLE COMPANY
CLARENCE H. M.1ACIr. F _r-,ic.:, r
A. H. GRISW'.OLD. E.CCIJTI ., Vic:-Pi-rce ',


CLASSES OF SERVICE


DOMEST
FAST TELEGRAWiS. A f[,ll-r-at. ,-:pr.citl
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NIGHT LETTEFr A .r,;i:;l -p rr, li
buusin c dLy, at mi-nItC .Cil Jen'r tlba
relegrai rnai for 14i words tlbighl io ohl:
nnd. dno-lift li ucf su h rsle 10 wurd a
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IC FESSAGES SF-tlCAL IIEYIS PwrPLYINrI IU iunurli Li.I I.tI'. in urtri, 'r:,, I..rv. i. i i'
t l: 1. :3 1.i. i Ii thoj : euti'l r ni tlr J ,l?.' r,' ~i'. i -,- 0.. J Io.
it r .;3 Ik.:I.-r r su l 1 r r.l.:-ram r N ,,-];r I r i m'' ar H (pr n of i y T .I .. .3t r o r'Al,:.j r
rl i,. I i t1.-..ir., n of ." .* 5 .r'- or r._ , i .i I . r, i. at i.n i L .ini .r .: i l : I I d ,- : .- d
.*..' di to '\nni I, ..ocd: ..r k.?:;. It: ,hiig3rion In iu j,:b .: ;'.'il re pir .Lu L J ,-, b: m .I' ,1-,, -.h. 1_, l L.:rtvr,
TTFi ;. in ,lurth ,- .r ; ; .t.n Of ; : ir- i dJ ral i.n, poireg pLr.pa'J.
t- ,, lh l r.oirg m ii :lil tillm: in 11 1 J6-L 1
t .. CAj.LE 1E- ,GE S
.thi 1-`,. yj- 1,a (.r.).paiit, n,3a da fll6,'z ;e ,r-wlat E1ULL R ,TE MR .&SAGES re e;,e rvgpl r I,, F I Trm p'. _ci -1. ir i ,., ,:,,,.,' ,:," ,I.,,-i
, I . r .- ." I p .. 'ut.,..i l : .:. -l li uai .- rmn ilttidJ. I
i'dy of uil)l W(6i telegrairi. DEfPiRMD RATE .'MES5,flGS ?t oris-half bi the 'fll ret' to, fo'll u' full r i messa.iges.
iLet to Ihe express understandinlg Lnd O.n7i- lMust ibe in plain laringagi of country f Ol 'in, or ,: d' tiAm ,r I.,r 1I, F.n1ici,. Full
durtmire that a Duy .LeLtI, alill ,e a r. l.'.'. ,,.,l i,.riiUla ca to xiuntrli hul "eta lltii!, lari of ... ,C'. ,A :"I .'Li ili I ",. i. ,r ,I*.D
jit 'htitt' (111 B DuttY ]aL tfI' Illin Jil tdc I1. -'i l.tILIcu ri ti to cDUtittlo 'I$l1 (1111 01133 ac I 1il I. or. 'it.
t all c..44t; but tiat th t C'e1m rnv'a ojl','at ~ appl.:ation to ans Postal 'elegraph nilice.
ion lh thli re n hill i ramlli sufiieilt iir.ta- ,i : 4 Ir~ f CIABLE LETTERS at'reduradi rate. ,. ..I. ... ;: .i ..ur r:;. of
ay L.etl r on the t r\'ol it d-te dutri,: L~igur.ili oi-;,. or of duatiam on, or'in French whori r rr i ..I t n tn.
h tl :E -n lull ra t irLram .~~.i'r thIe .uluit;nal.ed T1 o he p ori ity of tranormissii n .i'i J i I .... . tMlay
Sl. poasteld, when soen.ler so iilreots, to oountriL v.I. a. :,.. ; ,. i n. .iiobi.-, at
(1J u, n I, [t i ir'ILd ratft Lo IA.r SInL 'il llj [turliT to countri frlom f h~4ro i stl" euch mrenss-ag fs .. I. I. J r i i -.r a I. E
.t; t n m rn.'-,g r t th 1 1 .,;,i b .itn:: di ;. 1I1, -. s r :rt :oratin lompr lete mailin eaddrll : I.l..,: ':" l- C:i I p: i ; 'i.t'ruc- t'
a ". I :'..oh I.- ny' be ir'nld, at d ; .:.'.,a tlin ., 'Post London,' et.i. M irnimum v;,i ..r I, .: ..., r t oa .Ii i otd
.1 bu .* nt'l to I0ate. 1.r'-thT.)d ails s's,.- i n a.picpllied. i.ade" ad drisite 'ai4 be u id exwep.t i ;r m'.'''- -' .'t-ird b' r.-T .-iirc Fea'
;, r aLlna~ LIg Su.h bigIt .I. S- agEi i,' dY:.iunintik c: ph; ined Le.t rlrInitl.d, I[raJlttor 'NLT r,- ,i .: .n :1.; .:- ,1 u i on or id
Fi.r il'i thor l ari.rc.llluE tippl at any Postal Til ga -h or ri,..:. "
, m. lur de.!;l.,r oiln th morriltll of th, eCr-aulr; WEEK END CABLE LETTES at exceptior~ill, !... rr.:. .Arif.ptelJ ud:er co.itiona "t
n, r, l!,i m, Ce:n raiia, r,8 tollovSa: The fatt appllcAble to NighL Cable Letters, exceptlin lhlt i'v.h e T ud Cable iA4 .era ', il be
aur;ed I wr lit tfira tr~ilanm of ul' nords or leas, ncepted during the week up to mndnlght Satu 4ay Ifq tregraphic delivery on tbel,
Erirll La chllargie for each adlitiorl 1.0 word foll ln Monday mori ing. Indio aor "W-T' te uired ind ehsrge4fr as* ne wrd, w4,,
Fi' furlnc p I Ar r tri Ti I tl a, Pnl Tl .-[r,, Th ff IN "
N: E L;.IPrLOYLE- :,F THi Clr iPA:NTY IS .'UT.ioRiP.ZED TO VAR T'I-I FtORE.GOINC .


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E Hill kindly aVGe as* a"py 09 of the wire. XYu will Ite that M is
purely; A0 MUS I bhave written Baimle Glad.,zDMADrMZS mwe or uaeas

I a. confident this oaf from eb0, c.a.Coasts fro a mian here Vhe *han
a r3aNsnm" of himB M4, This im Ist bt 4 f trst parforrmise.s S;;mothing like
tis. was launched mase yeare ago,* thw mbask roan of a littlIe atensna a
taffrkartimy alght,with but ftow pireeat. They went -.utaad bunted op
r. ouryt to wake a quora}gaad thU qe a tinrate agaaist fsltt puo
Ul Id/L itwo paprsaTBa the atgtes an.orgaaulstiao.-I seas Batohetw"
it. But aMuh things have doee d at=i heIdiag eut efatry d4owl

Wjir petat toadSrewlS tbisa-- 's*
-Th. LAXS ito the soutum of wvaliath
2-l-dern industsialiM haba d a.6 millions firta the land into eitie.,
&5-Thase asitleS-as nI-w-eattot use or food thiM. Henoe a ericis.
4-o0ur Governor sharsa my l& toew that Many shoulA be returned to the

&.-But to do tie uses cg6f i.tbhe T HEiD FACTOR of Trarttiton uata e
tondt a T;he trea factors ayrbe IEBt4.ater Pad Lagta." (One of wgy tirst
2sseons tn ..aeaiges)
.-Coagrtese 5las supaiXLt eae as with TfO BIIJ XONS of Capital, M
Janet it supply 10-634Q000. UaneMpi yet a little eapital,teoa
T.-Afa wmh earonot a fraseoB of' tk4s added supply be apPlied tG TIH OM2!8
('AT SCOUC) 03 O-F RTXIA WX-UAlh the L A.. Ai DY 1D, t.
I know your apofsitaton of agiteUlt t irei Noire Saea apprate/ Thoelt
failure to do so ia large y RetsioWoble for our present Olumis
C4' we fet fausa MAts y with whic to employ Some eam to work so the
tQta4i- aSBi -hfletasbaelt U O lades andt te tainse' of that
iaiC latheasgi44 mcre oasitLy lbe reaoupet by taxes leatdeales ea"
bogatsales) 7OUZS
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bt. that thti BleulatiAetw-BoSatwr.t3aSL Az02iaOUS. ho he|t at
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.iM -wila n.aao ftt I kavw OOJUST 3 X ik t e ivs xi -sta '
lte s ge 1MUaaae a ,a "W- t to l3 W a.tf .probab Xy tha
1* i7 g*eab cut Oketlauta la3t Snt 3. 4 tebt \:
waxsI Sequit-adai4Wit tbat does sot Tl rfttnltas4 D=MAWD3tae U AMS o* ;-
aWlS of he athor or sthiora Mt iaX' I )Tp ,yo y sa9 e *.
A taeaEste4 to Baow. hbtheo s a I rotbue cas* 6at Oelhtawta,4 man-'
sat t hntdat ip a Utt t do akia caorumiaa dt)a west iato a fl.,k ino
ata aW htaitdpa"eL andiAt tssoalutitS 4esigBaA&eto KILL W4Z,
as 3.8sear eBlt .a..4 laest ---
reams I b fel nt rbiaty4 t- ti t-X 3r ap Etsd c9e si ,-
et-m wpul tafe elaetWroy the whole fntrust of y te, .
ta w i wh. wt t..ii sio. .fofw !1ant iek aO in .4 -a
-nos to =I ur Y "-i3 V OW "c : ..C

p bs trying he ,relat $i 'set of the snt Cog. 1i apprepiatng
Sagabamt almost j Ma he Will the /2 tBillio
o pratad laLst asat for lIr pyopl. fe"-ar t" b eto f
I wva to .be de tt. o lo. a SMn. tt vu wepl I ma expemiag to
1.ter t a
ad & Otailto. ,wt ai lao4 M.jCirftaRee. Seigand baellieve
Ih,,lA ua Z fl1aLA WA Z as I ay ha. stat?-
taiug om tlia Ulie ths irnagf* t ee e Hto tolp at WViamisgtvoas-OQ4-
m f W Irugh W^1^ ,.ahyB,, AtI a B.after oy own hearted S t ine
a speat about a ttmllitna iXa bilae fj~NQur Idta is t conamult other
Sa.se pae a lst toge it 6 gss et seasioe That
|so1Maieas o k a aeltttlese i the I versg erwhict ahoilWd PIYS that tho
entry 3 .goLido"eado be i-jnttl *'aamelopeS usesistnllyr4o
1 all estuh t ths aa wtr sts;l ,zwir ,6Axat*
f.LmL iwll -takie a little tin, et tiSra U Vi1at. -
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Dear Mr.Richmond -
CGrlled at your 10'06-adoress SundEy l.st but
mizzed you. 'onted to talk rbdut this needing.
Come if you cc-n. Shall be glad to spa.re a half
hour for you to use in presenting your reclm-r.-
tion plan. ;SomeL mi.y be there wzo do not under-
.tp.nd it. I cert- inly wish itf/wrre g6in: nowI in
the 1ipi' -r G1:- es.

Did not catch Genl.Browm. Then found could get
what I wanted front othiere of his force,io h-.ve
not een him yet.
I may leave near July lt. Adb; ce ..ill be
Belle l. de,lr'.. Hope to keep in touch with you.
Cordially yours,


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REFER TO FILE NO. P'E.


WAR DEPARTMENT
UNITED STATES ENGINEER OFFICE
FLORIDA THEATRE BUILDING
128 E. FORSYTH STREET
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

June 24, 1932


Mr. Geo. E. Will,

Box 24,

Rosslyn, Va.


Dear Sir:

I expect to be in Jacksonville on

and will be glad to confer with you on

relative to resolutions drafted by the

Commerce Committee.


July 1st

that date

U.S.S.


V / t yours,




B.
Major, Corps of Engineer-sy
Assistant.
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ADDRESS REPLY TO THE DISTRICT ENG E R, U.S. ENGINEER OFFICE. P.O. BOX 45. JACKSONVILLE.FLA.


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0Bs 67,X wnte rSwausela t Sth i- .r-. ed' .. ,res t 09. 4_39 4 m the 4lk ., At rtll d.-It wit a lettere
I 7 ppa bits s-it V Lw o -a .t til1 of da. tar w all should kiaew
sae, thfltl flr point herei- .. he eastaieras will ae fs tr -reqntt ..-
ri e 'X-. W -" T".4CasaL a*d proposed South utleJt of fl'oewateras
of th3 f*oWa V bI**
-^Eth t: tsf ii ha tse bee rae aon..- bery-bt -tI ptessue bre t unh tht
,IedS~ng0 y eip AAt persons was 4otbtlt 5 e t r#sponsiblo for this neglect,
The uY.: ~bavo y ae a s it 4lr as heyday that we hate bit ia the
do rthe enaX,. USleas we nCapBastere. iW ABOiz.aralY o0 -ro03 z
.lwyverl LaVe so lif te the i34 hber tha^ at last we kav. a _tmase, Tb ,h
oI- are Qte otLt 4 leIt I as the they were to i. 1TURN ZT DOIW IT 9Sw
| S wfVil x3 G, t o'. ceoursathe matter aet all batG re aaio moIthlygWt, oe.
Sfffatively,

S]i-o. of #624 U the- latest, I have beu exaeoting' aome holstile itn, ?re-
|-4ly q 1 t les the "s A* te ap* ?haon snr ggesttisant
I :ote-wre ~fioateds, erm these. X1 read, 62 wtvmag!oi the dad'ble quis*
SThe e*egYr toubtles learned of tbsa# and soughtt 1to thentwmatue me,asa nal.
-:*wr"v-they wre o e e Uv The WQTK AS DOV-a.4d Aatiruotions haW boeen I.t,
Sat4vision atd Distrtot engineerOas
The next aove of the hostile crowd will doubtless 'be to pieaudie1 ear 1tv,
DiAt. SaSg wMajor ,C.XaanJaxz I had wrttt2 hktjasaking for date settable 1
Um.ftor a cofaerenas, This- X wrote 6iA, Aa. loaitag for reply O6Oe3 fn4
with 2 gripnftlil 9f dofcuimentslI hope to do ay best with htiajtshba coki @s@ 9*
ito Jt%4J, &; Maa TAhe hoseatt Laske regioin,-
IEhtB& now, we hr. yth first .omEnqe we have ever hadi and ,id we let it .lUp
I I eFat nug repetitico for years. 'fov or everr,"a.beut expressed it.
S Welve get @at eneia.t a .,JTE. laM,staamI and the Laxeo regioa, WT *rst be
wias ae serpentss a well aRi haa4 g s Ley Beave played their deesprablq ga5Qft
9 sIetothly thas almost none bmew ,f it; anvight uowigworanue of i-ta*I
Si4lingasms to Xleanr wil be our greatest esabtaesop Yuet know biw i'XVe.
Seet hounded and e8stratISae for yearspaandlll gel plenty tore of it. 3But
-it' "S R BSAY DISI'm with ase
ring ay five jos hereI'Ve habrd nt help from 1be B.:.Coast ira more
t-IjL from Tia4ahasimee, Th6e DIG questilos,aowi ,'WmII I get moe eitp o eor
Jis meoors anadpmlase etistErom that quarter whol I oame? ft the eoast to
fSi ysoeidai,I salx' save it*

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P.S. I'll zpcre you this copy of my long
let i.erto ir..Swvnson. You can return it whien
.. *,e eet.
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S'iMtu Si X frem L^Qake aaVp Gla~d eza. OQui. AL -Agwea. Os. Otis R.
*. W :at th.S1 aitn I gste te IS Yt.L."
rnl49m &*-224S4G) I du net 'Imowt a -Atiuttig ntn s tlt4ae ngbstl*(t
AVB fssteFla wfeoers way eppse ti on general priao1$i 4s* fe Ir a .
it*4A shd. be 4. eUoia.uyo wifl find W4sal14 ft wil f tee Shi aS e
.tihm W Es af ST,4 a -amtoer,#a sd r3atMA sViEasti of tigtin#t luthe Uppe3r 1.
people to prtflt etaseivefs, sathdi the wate 1Sn ll erv, flsy at*.
.-0etet iwteretlad tlhe plan I sh11 bow you is Wheap,
NSot sure of adast y 1etsbut may lfl .Mane-' by Wtly 1X Wait$ to see ye"
ras t of all., b-anwwSlt-leeae 4tg atmsst to ne0 thatwniWte MWer 1 in W
oassmtheyr will help aBur -Mm at rti htctaess *f oeur eamas. I wWst to
*1 'St lea;?.st a group of X4du*o'dr hew wn havno btf beats hnRstefrfe atB W e
a heip p3?revent the rnurrerle of suek trickery*
sao y ne Thas ill ha g1 kept at gtit? 8trrarge suae enough 1311AX1
ie One trial reporting our first meDBtiuagher poft flarSvJBeaT r .?*rl AewIi*
icd w4 I hmlpsd egaisebetrcfStl^n s w a 3lwa Prelsident otf* "ll1 tho -
troatmet th at sbory get gram t tohe apr a as s b4e p sttr ste
it aosue for atiflei. I'A d0iwly shqq thSe to whoe t Wa t-ks.
quite reBitlyj brA 1lvaTined to ae"- a story of the outcome to S2 71i ;
papers. Tha. oEMe tS AWOIrY W=VIfRElXwtah couviUed me the lmes thai
mrutttt mnoews the ls I'll have to. tiht. I feelI qite sets that wireO Bs
from tah Coast, Did you know ft 4 tforta on lat Januaay to blea my UperW-
nsuppoirter frPm fImaishit ;i am the begait*a dle I get sand lhave gens&e t.
itve moaths? That gSan will stop ; ort% of notUing saV- a Vrti"e
Please see a few,at laaetof tAi a sh earr wisfl t ais will SOt eta as
in the bask. I eabnet stsa log n M.6,Z thitdktand b2n you sa have thisg
me arragedM that I can do my work there and. hutry aon ti 4a a a't Ok I
iMow ll got f eA 4tooperatioi 0i thea Lae# that Yetifion shows lbow tiey
are. 4stila al fellj e*s thab O.tad atSVQN X OW to b lp as mao
t4 fi ght hreeS people In th3e Lake .34oii put utp ftr t* ass. to t
gdlars esk anrith some over the ti ra!iUS $01.60 for- a noun" .
1t DC* and backa4a over fitre aoieti outrevr swets. Coapare that wit, ign
area e other MS6$ to DPC One 3Bexgladeu iegsaoanswitbj a 1Mf PVLLBXeiK al
w1S tor end t3 32 O -9S.of WE1UiAD6 =34D0So0 a trip her., s y tfi1 timeia -
o4ve% probly3l*u every &or* of my Gl' doe laMaAlr Berving the ai4s an'
set s 81A At otthat, May stop the terlanattiag liet W OVi11' jsnat
trying to griva bis owV amx"
Ieo. youa will sea thas two le-ttete wref *Mfi.Swaeau I pStwum he
If thore*a ap jerP the S *.Gasit that ear more for SaJia, thaB tfw
pIts setaestieI ca tlow that WhA outi of the water.
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SENIOR BEGREE MEMBER
THE LEAGUE OF OURTFS
eIALESMEN
GEORGE BARNARD BUSH
1043 STEARNS DRIVE
LOS ANGELES. CALIFORNIA
June 27, 1932.

Dear Grandpa Will,

How are you? I h&pe y&u are feeling fine.

Patricia was very happy when the reply to her letter

came. I found those maps you gave me and we looked for your

house.WN started at the White House and followed Pennsylvania

Avenue northwest as you bald.nin your letter. We had allittle

bit of trouble finding M. Street and Key Bridge, but it was

finally found. You are right near a railroad, are you nott

You asked Patricia what famous poem Francis Scott Key

wrote, it was the words to Star Spangled Banner.

I surley hope you will be able to get the Everglades

drained and roads built through,Because there is so much

fertile land going to waste, It would probably be a very

expensive joB to get it all drained, get rid of the mos-

quitoes and alligators etc. though.

By the way, do you ever get any foreign stamps? I

have quite a collection now and would appreciate it very

much if you would send me any that you did not want.

I surley miss you very much, and hope we can see each

other soon.
Affectionatly yours

S-George
Representing The Saturday Evening Post, The Ladies' Home Journal, The Country Gentleman











South Bay, Fla.

June 28,'32.
'- Dear Dr. Will:

I just receiv-,.' your letter on" was glad to h1 r

from you. I heard some one say th t .there as a letter sentto

Belle Glade from so ;- one in .. hington, D.C. it )u-.jorted to say tAS

that you were doing h, r.l to the cause, of the vergslaes and .M.s

I su-pect that this tele r:..~ is just the counter ;srt of this letter.

There are p-o.le here who do not want the truth told about the awful

,mil icn i,)ent of the Everglades. -e who contributed to your :r e.xense to

: o to .' -hin. ton want tie truth told regardles__al_.t'a~ l thilf r r; we still

;-.ve absolute faith in you Aha-t you will tel You have stirred up the

animals and. that i:. the best fiio-.i tii tL.ut you are i, just .Lhat -we

', nt-:,'. you to do. I have showed your lVttrr ,and the co,-,~ f the telegrai

: Senator Fletcher, to a number of people aI without a sin. .e exc: tion

hi cy approve ,.... yQur 'wo rk.

You 'nrow the Belle Glade Chamber of Joi.-rce is in the hi-, oj J 1t o

men, -n' I understand that They do not n- to he.e trh North iv.r Canal

oor-nc-' to oOic.,eroe with Port EvP'r,-'l:Te. Such jealousy as this is too

:--r__1 for full [72 .,.an but I am sorry n to say that 'too uc of it is

found in Florida.

On Aug. st .the South Flori'?- Conservenc--i- LAct proposes to sell the

Stax --tificates on the Okeela~,ta.area, I believe you could be of service

here before this take place.

SThe fir erE- .--T,--2verglades are out nor, after bu. ii: for a4t e. I wish
ij ever ,, i n ti could ju,'t e -C thL ci l.inal e, t 1r'e -: over
Sseve-l -. ill~ ..-, ,: )' Yours R- ct fully, P.Allison.
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r.khugh MORea,
W.tia agtoui.C.


try daar SLr"-V 14

Lu a reco.ou talck Cith Dro..l.oot MaOd,Comaiaaasa- of 'eeela.titon
V.OGA,we were isousing pLA D Sr&TLWwiiw Tz vwhih I heT Vbeeon a
profounC-belieur aipee 1913. Sinse 19X7,2 gane known of Jr-eadga
intereat in the Same.1

I asked ita thethexr n athe pm.rslet disUresaswith tilious usewptou.
a spacial effort Sig jt not be ia&Aea&s wya apd by oeylTLahn in 19X8,(of
returning soldiers),to establish stiuh aettlenmuatsall~ reBlitmoeuk.
tlomentt plannedorganizedsdirected antd I6jded &An a right wars, tbat
meaesBe mBay bt aseured,
its sBaid he -thousht t etirely pre'esable W, agrWd that #ouferete.s
should be hoald among intereoted pna*plsa plsa Ohoald hbe agreed upe
a bill wrlttcna all right effort ma"a to mee Ws its pea.nage Ia th
nert seszAon of Coagrecs.

I agreed to do all iu my power to aid aueh an dtfo te

I as about to zta rto f, at hore at ~telle lae4 ,,,i ( iy.. az.y.g.~a regio
oMad saidts e Isugest that,on youn waysyou setO-I f I&Af MQioReatoe
Walnigton N.C s ,

I att setndinag ut wirea to arrange for may trp SmlSih ortaii atops,
Snow take the libett. to Ras you whether a anftreetbtst wan u3sao
this triptmight be acoeptable to you .

The preeoee 8ay oU hir~a I migu be there anna4t be kOv r tl. 13f above
wires ar alnwered, I1 muiMfl bei about Jtly 2' .'

f asreable9 to you4you might wir P(Cq nllgst hoe),i3olting i aWhettb
you wi1 be at 1he betweaan ,Tly i1ly :244 n:Jd Gt ;,


I F-ja pl:-an ing to ocWait by bbuS.


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Rosslyn Virginia
SComnoawealth Building
June 29 1932
Lawrenee r 'ill
Belle Glade Florida
Pla-se wire tweuty fiTn Leaving sorU Jr,.ckson-
ville Lauderd-lo i riami home,.,
I3o E. & :4ill.

Rossly Virginia
Com.Iionvc ..h '.uLldins
JucQ *.9 .,i2
E I.jor B C 7Dunn
United Stotes lacincor 'Office
1 ,8 aPst ror ,yth 3-tro'ot
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Detained Pl,'-.se name your o. rest conv._ui nt
Wiro nolloct
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Rosslyn,Va.,
Comrn lonwealth(Bldg.,
June 29,1932.

Mr.Hugh McRea,
Tilmington,N.C.

ITy dear Sir:--

In a recent talk with Dr.Elwood Mead,Commissioner of Reclamation,
U.S.A.,we were discussing PLA.T:TED STTTL.Li'CTTin which I have been a
profound believer since 1913. Since 1917,1 have known of rr'Head's
interest in the same.

I asked him whether in the present distress,with millions unemployed,
a special effort might not be.made,as was made by Secy.Lane in 1918,(for
returning soldiers),to establish such settlements:land reclaimed set-
tlements planned,organized,directedtand i-ided,in all right ways,'that,
success may be assured. / .l
He said he thought it entirely probable. We agreed that conferences
should be held among interested people,a plan should be agreed upon,
a bill written,and all right effort made to secure its passage in the
next session of Congress.

I agreed to do all in my power to aid such an effort.

I am about to start for my home at Belle Glade,Fla.( Everglades region
Dr.Hiead said: Isuggest that,on your way,you see Mr. Eugh McRea,of
Wilmington ,N.C."

I am sending out wires,to arrange for my trip,with certain stops.
I now take the liberty to ask you whether a conference,between us,on
this trip,might be acceptable to you.

The precise day on which I might be there cannot be known till above
wires are answered. It might be about July 2d.

If agreeable to you,you might wire me(Collect,here),indicating whether
you will be at h&me between July July 2d. and 6th.

I am planning to come by bus.


Very truly yours













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CB JACKSONVILLE FLO B 30 310P
THOMAS ELMER WILL
WASHINGTON DO
RETEL JULY EIGHTH OKEH
8 C DULNN.


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THIrAAS J. TRAVEL AGUILAR COMMUNITY CHURCH
,.---,--7T-Hzr-----AS J. TRAMEL
MINISTER AGUILAR, COLORADO

June 30.1938.

Dr.ThEos E.Will,
Reaalyn Va.
Dear brother Will,-

I am s0 oglad to get your note.
I am sorry I eouli not be at the meeting an&
"Hear thek*oe news and plans for the future
Home owners in the Everglades"
I hope it will net be asking tee
much in requesting that tfha you send ae
that gooe news and the pans.
Our financial future seems a little
brighter than it has been.
When i little more able I hope to
send you something more on your expenses.
We have been re-appented to this work for
theeenferenee year June 32 to June 33.
If it I shall be glad to meet you again
LaTuderaale in January 1933..

Faithful^ and sineerily your,

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DANIA. PORI DA
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,-,--- COM M ISSIONERS


THOMAS E. SWANSON
FT. CeAUDERDALE. FLORIDA
J,


JOHN D. SHERWIN
FT LAUDERDALE. FLORIDA


FLOYD L. WRAY
HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA


PORT EVERGLADES
i DEEPEST HARBOR ON SOUTH ATLANTIC
ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AT PORT
P. 0. BOX 700 OR P. 0. Box "C"
HOLLYWOODFLA J Fr. LAUDERDALE FLA


June 30, 1932


Dr. Those. E. Will
"*. 'CL6AaoenptWeolth.l Buili ing

y dear Doctora.

My dear Doctor:


Y..ug' letter of June 10 did not reach my hEnds until a few.
'. day' "eo.,,vi to the fact that on the early mornirig of
Jbiie 12th', ?.4 before your letter had a chance to reach me,
l."i..- 3S-'anson ahd myself sailed on the KUlIRIQUTi, a new
s'-earn.m r of t-he rnii-.i Fr.iit Corrip;.n,-, tc. Pania,:., Cau'n l :.n.
'osata'Rica a.i' d id '.-d.T' return un'i:il lst Friday.


I have r-- L3 your. lt"ir vith a great deal of interest and
-.cond.id:rabl.:. surprise, rid:.congratulst, ;ou on ;,our bull
Sdoo, ternaity in I;i-r 4-matter .'--I hiave ;-ot fully digested
the contents of..y.Your letter as yet a.nd ill read it over
several ti:'es- o t: g . cl,.ar i,.ndrarstwni.4ig of 'lhat y.ou
,have sought to convey. '


LESS THAN TWO MILES FRO
OCEAN LANES TO SLIPS
35 FEET OF WATER IN CHA
NEL
35 FEET OF WATER AT PIEF
35 FEET DEEP TURNING BAS

*

ALL STEEL WAREHOUSES
SHIP.SIDE RAIL FACILITII
CONNECTING WITH F. E.
AND S. A. L. RAILWAYS
ATTRACTIVE WAREHOUSE. P
LOTAGE AND WHARFAG
RATES


CABLE ADDRESS
PORTGLADES. LAUDERDALE
CODES
A. B C BENTLEYS. LIEGERS
WESTERN UNION



FOUR MILLION ACRES OF RI:H
EVERGLADES SOIL COMPR..ES
AN ItiCOMFAAAi LE AGRICUL,
TURAL BACKGROUND


..j', .od6r'- Proo.he told iae yesterday that./he \-.3.a 7ir;.: r:uch
"., invested" i. '-hat -you hLad done and he calledd iLe.;ting of

'i t- Fort Laudirdale Chiaiber of Colrmerffe yesterda- to dis-
N-
N cuss the ..ater. S3ai La-irrence is alsc nuch intr-rested in
is~ fthe rmtter and '4i arranging ':o do whatever- is necessary to
IN e.d in fur thtrin0 "Our efforts.


Again akig yo for the fihit whiJh you are ,u1b': ing up
ES to isave. fhe.t--l'rerg lades and further.,the interest of the
C Souh ForVida 'cotal cities, ,itif iss~ring you of lmy
i '-. hearty Cooper.tio' in ever' .t-ay, I am:
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