New York, April 22, 1899
Dear Captain Maxwell,
Now that we have parted with our interest in the old road for a consideration that seemed
to us advantageous from the business standpoint, it is due to you-and a pleasant
privilege to us-that we should express our appreciation of the loyalty and fidelity on
your part which contributed so largely to the successful eventuation of our enterprise. It
was the conviction that we had in you an officer and representative on whose integrity
and capacity we could rely without reservation that held us to the property in its dark
days, and that filled the brighter times with hope.
The amount of the certificate of deposit which is enclosed herewith does not measure our
high regard for your personal character and services, but is meant simply to indicate in a
form more practical than verbal expression our sense of obligation to you. We hope that
you will accept it in the same spirit of warm personal friendship as prompts us to send it.
With earnest hopes for the continuation of that friendship, and best wishes for your happy
and successful future.
We are Your very sincere friends
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To D.E. Maxwell Esq.