Walter E. Dandy Letter 03/19/09

1214 S. Mass. Ave.

Sedalia, Mo.

April 19, 1909

Well My Boy,

…Have got things about straightened out about the house etc. and am breathing the air of freedom. Never felt better and with less on my mind. Almost free from property responsibilities. Meyers paid $300 on the 5th Street place which makes me a good loan on it. Hauptlys paid $500 on the 15th. So you see I have not much to trouble me on either place. They both have straight loans with priviledge of paying $100 more at interest paying dates. So there is not much trouble attached to it.

In regard to investments in South America. If you know any one that you could trust for information, I think it would be fine place to make an investment. You might find out what you can do about it. The gold mine stock you mentioned some 3 weeks ago has not paid anything yet but think it will next month.

I will look up Harpers Magazine and read the article on surgery.

Say Roosevelt has been criticizing Debs etc. on the "outlook of N. York." Debs is going to reply on May 1st. I think it will be good reading. I may send you the papers till then if they don't consume to much of your time.…

If your plans are made up for this summer state them especially in regard to coming.…

Your affectionate Father