PROPRIETORS OF Oregon Lumber Co. and North Powder Mill’g Co. also Dealers in General Merchandise. All Bills of Lumber Cut to Order on Short Notice. HALL, ECCLES & CO., Lumbermen. MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF DRESSED LUMBER AND MOULDING. North Powder, Oregon, Dec 3rd 1887 Mr David Eccles Dear Brother – I came down from the Mill last Night and found your letters here and will say that all is well with me only the mill is not here and it should have been so as to get it in before this last snow. I am ready for it and can put it on its foundation as I have got it in. I have paid out four help on it 23.00 twenty three Dollars have cleaned up the Log Yard & Lumber Yard. I have had a boy after me to do loging this Winter. I think we should have 2 or 3 hundred thousand put in this Winter as it will be soft here in the Spring as it is everywhere. I think it can be done for 2.00 Per (?) I cant tell what kind of pulley I want just now until I have maid sume calculation I will tell you about the Water on Wolf Creek Sume time in the future. I don’t know what you want to know the price of Hay for but if you should want any it will cost 10.00. I cant write you in time for the Pulleys to come with the mill least I should think not as it should be on the way before this. It will cost duble to get it in now then it would 3 days ago. Please Hurry it up if we should get sume logs in at 2.00 please let me know as this is the time to commence there camp. I am going back to the mill to day to talk up the road. 8 1.2 miles is the nearest a road can be. got about 7 1/2 for a (?), but I did not want a (?) meneshened just now that is before the road is got through if this should get to you before the mill leves you can send that 9 feet shaf with boxing and two pulleys 5 x 12 & 5 x 16 to fit the shaft if you had more shaften I will ask you to send it if I can get the shaften that is here it would do my love to all your family, I am your Brother. In the Gospl of truth John Stoddard
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