Mr. Chas. E. Adams, Pres.
88 Essex St.,
Dear Mr. Adams,- Enclosed find letter from
Lamar,Nov. 18,with carbon of my reply. Also letter from Mayo,Nov. 15,
to which I have not replied.
Please let me know what plan you advise for raising such money
as we shall ned. Our people here are hard pressed for ready money
and I confess I do not know how we are to take care of the Company's
necessities,unless you and your associates in the east can find a way.
This is not time to attempt to force put property upon the market,
and I doubt if we could find a purchaser,in these times,even at a sac-
Your connections are broader,however, you are in closer touch with
the money center and large investors, and I shall hope that you can
make a suggestion which will take care of the situation.
I shall be more than glad to be relieved of the trip to Cuba in
January,as my affairs here need my closest attention,daily. I have
been out of my office nearly four months this year,on account of ill-
ness, and can ill afford the time necessary for the trip, but I submit
that it seems important that some representative of our Company meet
Lamar and assist in carrying out his suggestion to avoid further liti-
gation. Please ascertain if Mr. Hammond is willing to undertake
the mission alone.
With best regards,
Walter P. Oorbett,
Vice-Pres. and Gen Mgr.