Abram Van Vechten
From the personal collection of Sylvia Hasenkopf
4 Sept 1845
Letter & answer
Middletown Sept 4, 1845
Abram Van Vechten Esq.
Since writing to you yesterday I have had an application for rent of the high falls building. ~~~~
When at Providence I found I should not succeed with Mr. Smith and I advertised the property in the papers hoping to find some one who would join me & I yet may ~~ Now the proposition I wanted has not come but a man has a lot of cotton Machinery and will be glad to rent a mile to put it in ~~ Will you name a rent for two years or if you will sell on so long a credit, on the purchase, by a small part being paid down ~~ I will buy and rent ~~
Your immediate answer is desirable ~~
Yours very respectfully
PS If I negotiate a lease ~ I shall be entitled to commission on the amount.