Milford California
                                                 22nd Sept 1865

My dear James,
                            Thanks for your kind and long letter of the 9th - but have not time to reply in full -
You say you think (1480/  [?] handed & fifty pounds would be taken for Wages [?] if cash.  I am instructed by Mr. Fulton to offer that sum [?] 20% as deposit, the remainder cash on delivery of deeds & papers [?]  - He Mr. F. had written to your Father about it, and I saw his answer, stating

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