Mr. Hiram Hill
Lot 462 Ward 2 is drawn on share 93 which stands to your credit on our books. By mistake a house with a cellar [walled?] up has been built upon that Lot. It was thought until recently to have been built upon the adjoining lot 463.
Now we wish to exchange lots with you giving you 463 instead of 462. The lots are of equal value & believe I should have no choice between them.
We want the house for a printing office, as we
hope soon to issue a paper called the Manhattan Statesman.
We can move the house but it would be a considerable expence, & we would be much obliged to you if you would accommodate us by an exchange & we will do all we can for you should occasins occur.
We think Manhattan Stands fair to be a considerable of a town & a newspaper would greatly aid us.
The Pike’s Peak emigration much of it will pass through here - Yours truly
C. E. Blood