Letter Mowry to Coult-Robinson Property
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WESTERN ARIZONA,
Tucson. December 13th, 1862,
Sylvester Mowry Esq.
I am in receipt of your letter of 4th inst. in which you inform me that
you have purchased from Palatine Robinson the house and land now occupied
by me as Head Quarters and that you have received from him a Warranty deed
and have paid him a Valuable Consideration for the same. You also request
that I will place in your possession of the property and will direct the
Quartermaster to pay you rents for the use and occupation since the
Government has been in possession.
In reply I regret that I am compelled to decline according to your request.
In a communication from Genl. Wright, Comdg. Dept. Pacific dated San
Francisco, Cal., Novem. 15th 1862 I am directed to take and keep
possession for the use and convince of the hoops certain houses can also
and other [shuekres?] under which I declare it my duty to hold the property in
question until the pleasure of the Department Commander can be ascertained.
I remain Sir,
Your Obt. Sevt.
(signed) Theo. A. Coult,
Maj, 5th Inf. C.V.
a true copy of the original
Written by Arnold Franks
Copyright © 2000 Arnold Franks