Title: Letter from B. S. Hile to his wife, 28 February 1862
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Title: Letter from B. S. Hile to his wife, 28 February 1862
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Havana Feby 28 1862



My Dear Wife

Since writing yesterday I have made a grand discovery and will
explain how I missed my letters by the Roanoke and even letters by the
Columbia this trip, until this afternoon Some time since I made enquiries
at the P.O. about a box for my letters and gave him my address and card
and thought no more of it till this P.M. it occurred to me they may
have put them into a box and so Walter went to the Post Office and back
he came with letters and papers enough to start a small Post Office -
So I sat to work overhauling them and found yours and Ellas of the 9th
and 16th Feby and speaks of Mothers illness and partial recovery Tell Ella
that I should just like to skate with her for one hour on Central Park but
the nearest to skating here is a cargo of ice that is now discharging and
would very s oon turn to water did they not hurry it iff well if she
can skate backwards it is more than I can do say you have fine
sleighing, so Mr. Green writes me but how difficult in the climate
here one sheet over us at night is usually sufficient and their clothes
I have given Mr. M. L. Finch a letter of introduction to you he
is the agent for Hanlon Brothers the wonderful perfa 'and "William", is the
flying man in 1846 he was with Mr. Taylor near me in Grand St. a boy
then he gave me permission to go any time I chose and took Fred and
__ and I presume he will give you ticket if they are performing -
I will write Bros. by this steamer The Marianas contract is a
privilege from government to erect works under certain restrictions from
the government and the government obligate certain restrictions to me -
One is tha t I have exclusive privilege for 30 years no one can interfere
and all must burn such gas at an established price with it ,6.00 per
1000 cubic feet for 5 years and after that it is to be $5.00 per 1000
feet I have the exclusive right to install all the pipe and fixtures
in the houses free of taxes Walter thinks of leaving 1st of
April wants to see Ma -Ma I guess I have sent a communication to the
Tribune "American in Havana" I intended to have written Ella a
letter in answer to her many letters but don't see how I can this time

B.S. Hile





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