Title: Letter from Charles Dickinson to Thomas J. Hammond, 23 September 1911
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Title: Letter from Charles Dickinson to Thomas J. Hammond, 23 September 1911
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S..ue. w...... BosTON Sept. 23,1911.

Thomas T. Hammond, Esq.,

Counsellor at Law,


Dear Tom;--

Replying to your favor of the 22d I have to say that during

the last week I received a letter from the Bethlehem Steel Co. in

reply to a letter I wrote them informing them that they were tres-

passing upon our property at Taco Bay, and I have also had a per-

sonal interview with Mr. Rand of New York, who is President of the

Spanish-American Iron Co. These were some of the concerns that

Mr. Corbett informed us were busily engaged stealing our pro-

perty. The Bethlehem Steel Co. denies the soft impeachment and

states emphatically that they have no interest in our property,

and are not trespassing,except that they have taken preliminary

steps, as I understand it, to condemn some of the iron ore pro-

perty on a slight portion of our lands and that if they complete

this, of course they expect to have to pay for it.

Mr. Rand of the Spanish-American Iron Co. says that they are

in no way interested in this matter and that they are not encroach-

ing upon our property in any way. He showed,and left with me, a

blue print which seems to clearly indicate that their company is

not over on our property,as I understand its boundaries.

I have written to Dr. Heredia, the counsel whom Mr.Corbett

engaged in Cuba, asking him for information,but have received no re-

ply whatever from him and as far as I am concerned I certainly think

it prudent and wise to wait a few days longer until we hear from

Dr. Heredia, before we embark in this mortgage business, which,as


you know, all along I have thought was an unwise thing to do. It

is expensive business and I do not think we ought to authorize

Runcie & Lamar to go ahead with such an expenditure until we have

some money in the treasury to pay their bill. To make a long story

short, I have pretty fairly fixed in ay mind the idea that there

has been a great deal of noise made over nothing in this matter

and I somehow believe that someone or other has fixed up a great

deal bigger storm cloud than there is any warrant for. I want to

hear from Dr. Heredia before get any deeper into this mortgage

business. Of course appreciate the fact that the stockholders

have voted to issue this mortgage and the bonds and all that sort

of thing, but the thing looks queer to me. I will let you hear

from me again in a few days.

Sincerely yours,

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