United States Senate,
Washington, D. C. April 16, 1897.
Salt Lake City, Utah; My dear Colonel:
I was much startled by your letter of the 10th April. It was undoubtedly at the request of my Brother, Abraham, that you and Eccles signed the appeal bond, and I had expected that the obligations arising therefrom would be from the first recognized in the estate. However, I have no criticism to make, as God knows I would give anything which I possess to relieve the estate of any burden. I know that the family will need anything which may remain after settlement. There is enough of the apportionment designated for me in the agreed division to settle all the obligation arising in this matter, and I therefore appeal to you to have such disposal made of my interests in the Salt Company, the Grass Creek Company and the bonds of the Salt Lake and Los Angeles as will fully meet all the Judgment in the Flint case, and relieve yourself and Eccles of all financial responsibility. I would prefer that whatever interest I have in these things should be immediately and irrevocably wiped out than that you and Eccles should lose a dollar. I way this with emphasis, because I know if Father has made other arrangements about the apportionment which you and I had thought would be diverted to this end, he has done so from the very best of United States Senate,
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reasons, and I would not even question his purpose or willingly allow a conflict with it. I know that he has been much distressed by business affairs, and I shall hope that this matter can be adjusted without very much anxiety to him.
Yours sincerely, Frank J. Cannon
P.S. The interests apportioned to me in the agreed division are positively the only free resources that I have in the world, and, therefore, it is absolutely necessary that from these a sufficient amount shall be realized to completely liquidate the Flint Judgments, including the one standing on the records of the court at Ogden, of which I wrote you inmy supplemental letter nearly two weeks ago. Early action is also requisite because, as I have previously advised you, by implication at least, there are a good many claims against me arising from my business relations with Nelson, and the pressure to settle some of these, with any interest which I may have in the Salt Company, or other affairs of the syndicate, will be very strong.
United States Senate,
Washington, D.C, May 12, 1897.
Salt Lake City, Utah;
My dear Colonel:
Your letters of recent date
Father if here, and I have been conferring with him concerning business matters. He now has a correct under- standing of the situation, and upon his return home will do all in his power to see that the Syndicate interests are properly distributed, and that sufficient is realized from certain apportionments to liquidate the judgment and relieve you of all obligation on the bond which you signed at Abram's request.
He will report in detail concerning the Boston situation, and, therefore, I do not need to write on this at any length- Owing; to his presence here, which necessitated a devotion of almost my entire time to himself and the matters which he had in hand, I am very much pressed, and will, there-fore, conclude by wishing the very best for you and yours As ever, faithfully yours,
Frank J. Cannon
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