I have just purchased from Mr Wilson one whole interest (10 shares) and from Lt. Hunter one half an interest (5 shares) and have given an order on you to the former for $1200.0 and to the latter for $600.0. Lt. Hunter has transferred his order to Col. Rich who will present it to you for payment. I think I can purchase some more for you when I reach Fort Riley. I send this by a party of your Pennsylvania friends who are much pleased with their visit to our town.
William A. Hammond
Surgeon General U S Army
Mon. Purchased Two full Shares of Hammond & Wilson – Paid Wilson
check for $1200 – Note at 6 mo. For $900 and 4 mo. for $300
Nov 22. 1854
Same day purchd half Share of Hutter and gave him check on acct. for $100