Woodbury, N.J. Feb. 20, 1892
I call your attention to the enclosed letter of yours. I answered it & gave
references. I rec'd no reply. I desire greatly to procure a photograph of Genl. Patton
Anderson. What reason can exist why you should not aid me? If you will loan me a
photograph of him I'll have it copied & return it to you. Is that an unreasonable request?
I'll make a deposit of any amount you name in a Pilatka [Palatka] bank or in the hands of
any leading Attorney at Law of your town, for its safe return. If you still require
reference I'll refer to the officers of the Farmers and Mechanics Bank of this place, the
Postmaster, the Mayor Hon. Chas Walton, Hon. C.G. Garrison, Camden N.J., presiding
Judge, any state official all of whom know me.
I'll comply with any condition you name. Remember I'm simply asking for the
temporary loan of a photograph.
Hoping it may be my pleasure to hear from you soon.
Very Sincerely Yrs,
Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.