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Letter Mowry to Coult-Robinson Property
Tucson. December 13th, 1862,
Sylvester Mowry Esq.
Tucson, A.T.
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,
 Very Respectfully
 Your Obt. Sevt.
 (signed) Theo. A. Coult,
 Maj, 5th Inf. C.V.
 a true copy of the original
 Sylvester Mowry

Written by Arnold Franks
Copyright © 2000 Arnold Franks

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