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I blogged about this letter and a brief sketch of John Keller Ames on my blog Heirlooms Reunited of 10/22/10.
Cable Address: "Mayhew" New York Simpson, Clapp & Co. Wholesale Dealers in Spruce and Pine Lumber Ship Brokers and Commission Merchants No. 12 Old Slip New York March 2nd, 1893 John K. Ames Esq. Machias, Me., Dear Sir: Yours of February 2th received. We have had such a long siege of very bad weather that building operations are still almost at a standstill. Our market is quiet and quotations on laths are almost nominal. Quote St. John, not quick, at about $2.50; think roundwood, if here now, would bring about $2.30. The dealers seem to speak very encouragingly for the Spring outlook, but so little has been done all winter that almost all of the yards will probably open the season with pretty fair stocks. Quote timber - narrow stuff $15 to $16, wide $16.50 to $17.50. Yours Respy., Simpson, Clapp & Co.