George L. Stearns, Esq.
Your letters of the 25 & 27 came duly to hand this evening. The one dated the 25th authorizes me to draw on you at sight for $500. I shall not draw at present for any part of it. I merely wanted authority to do so in case of need.
What am I to understand concerning the order of Mr. Lawrence for Three hundred & thirty five dollars. Mr. Brown is not in the Territory. He has not been here since his visit to the East, the order directs the payment to be made to Mr. Brown as also a letter from Mr. Lawrence to Gov. Robinson. Am I to see Brown and pay him the same – I suppose Mr. B. will not be of much service if he is away from the Territory – I shall hold the order until further advised by you. I suppose Gov. Robinson will write Mr. Lawrence – All the money will be needed for the October Election, that can be obtained. I do not want any one here to know how fast you supply me with funds, the reason
will be obvious to you. I wrote you yesterday that Gov. Walker & his Troops had left for Fort Riley & the Cheyennes Indians – I understand he has just now returned with troops to his camp ground in this town – I send the Lawrence Republican, containing the latest news – It is so dark I can scarcely see, & must close by saying the friends are all in good spirits, - they think they did well Monday, and feel encouraged for October.
I am Yours Respectively
Thos. J. Marsh