David Eccles, President. Thomas D. Dee, Vice-Prest. Henry H. Rolapp, Sec'y. James Pingree, Treas.
The Ogden Sugar Company. Ogden, Utah, June 17/02
Hiram H. Spencer, Joseph Clark, Fred J. Kiesel, John Scowcroft, Ephraim P. Ellison, Adam Patterson, Chas. W. Nibley.
Hon. David Eccles.
Baker City. Oregon. Dear Friend:
I had a talk to-day with Mr. Hollingsworth, the Clerk about the taxes on the Eccles Building. He and I discussed the matter, and while the Com¬missioners are willing to reduce the taxes or rather the valueation by $10,000.00, yet they do not want the public to know about it, and conse¬quently it was arranged to issue an order to the Treasurer to receive from you all your taxes, less the amount payable on $10,000.00; and then issue an order to the Auditor, which is Hollingsworth, to settle with the Treasurer for the same smaller amount. Willie this is somewhat irregular, and possibly not legal, yet I think that is the best way to handle the matter, and I cannot see how any person can raise the question, or are very likely to do so; at any rate that is the best the Commissioners will do.
Judge Dee and I have discussed the LaGrande situation, and we both agree that a meeting of the stockholders should be held at LaGrande to order the property sold to the Amalgamated. If you can arrange for a meeting on any day subsequent to July 26th, Judge and I will come out; I think there should be prsent Yourself, Nibley, Stoddard, and if possible Wm. Eccles and West. I will write up the necessary resolutions for transfer. Please let me hear from you on this matter.
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