David E. Bricker Letters

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 1)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 1)

Date

[page 1]

[corresponds to front of item 1 of David Bricker Letters]

Sunbury January 13, 1882

One year after date we [illegible]

to pay D E Bricker or [illegible]

Seven Hundred Dolars for value

received Eight of [illegible]

W.F. & J. Waldron.

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 2)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 2)

Date

[page 2]

[corresponds to back of item 1 of David Bricker Letters]

Ap 28" 1884

Received on the within note three

Hundred Dollars
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 3)

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Date

[page 3]

[corresponds to front of item 2 of David Bricker Letters]

$215.00 Sunbury, O Feb 29 1884

One year after date I promise to pay to

the order of David E. Bricker

Two Hundred and fifteen Dollars

Value received with interest at 8% per cent

This note security (

chattel [illegible] (

Sunbury Monitor office ( W.T. Wharry
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 4)

Title

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Date

[page 4]

[corresponds to back of item 2 of David Bricker Letters]

Dec 22nd 1885

Rec $50 on within

note.

June 2nd 1886

Recd $50 on within

note

Dec 22, 1886

Recd $4.30

Jan 15 - 1887

Recd. $25.00
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 5)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 5)

Date

[page 5]

[corresponds to front of item 3 of David Bricker Letters]

April 1st 1884.

On or before the 1st day of July A.D. 1887 I

promise to pay John Armstrong attorney for the

heirs of Cyrus Longshore Dec. on order the sum of

Eight hundred and seventy five dollars, Value recived

with interest. This note is secured by a mortgage on

real estate. Payable at Vans Valley
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 6)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 6)

Date

[page 6]

[corresponds to back of item 3 of David Bricker Letters]

D.E. Bricker

Note $875.00

Due July 1, 1887

The above note

assigned to

C. Longshore

by J.A.
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 7)

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David E. Bricker Letters (p. 7)

Date

[page 7]

[corresponds to front of item 4 of David Bricker Letters]

April 1st 1884.

On or before the 1st day of July A.D.

1885 I promise to pay John Armstrong

attorney for the heirs of Cyrus Longshore dec. on

order the sum of eight hundred and seventy five

Dollars value recived, with interest. This note is

secured by a mortgage on real estate. Payable at

Vans Valley
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 8)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 8)

Date

[page 8]

[corresponds to back of item 4 of David Bricker Letters]

D E Bricker

Note $875.00

Due July 1, 1885
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 9)

Title

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Date

[page 9]

[corresponds to front of item 5 of David Bricker Letters]

April 1st 1884.

On or before the 1st day of July A.D. 1888 I promise

to pay John Armstrong Atty. for the heirs of Cyrus

Longshore dec. on order the sum of Eight hundred

and seventy five dollars value recived with interest.

This note is secured by a mortgage on real estate

Payable at Vans Valley
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 10)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 10)

Date

[page 10]

[corresponds to back of item 5 of David Bricker Letters]

D.E. Bricker

Note $875.00

Due July 1, 1888
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 11)

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Date

[page 11]

[corresponds to front of item 6 of David Bricker Letters]

April 1st 1884.

On or before the 1st day of July A.D 1886

I promise to pay John Armstrong attorney for

the heirs of Cyrus Longshore Dec. on order the

sum of Eight hundred and seventy five dollars

value recived, with interest. This note is secured by

a mortgage on real estate. Payable at Vans Valley
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 12)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 12)

Date

[page 12]

[corresponds to back of item 6 of David Bricker Letters]

Received May 6" 1885 on the w [page torn]

& Interest amt to One Hundred & Eight [page torn]

Received June 23" 1885 on the within J. Armstrong attor

1/5 Interest amt one Hundred & Eighty Seven 69/100 dollars -

J. Armstrong attor

D.E. Bricker

Note $875.00

Due July 1, 1886
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 13)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 13)

Date

[page 13]

[corresponds to item 7 of David Bricker Letters]

Centerburg, O. Sep 18/07

Dear sir;

I was talking

with Will Saunders about

your farm and he said

you wanted to rent it

on the halves I would

like to rent it of you

if we could agree, let me

know as soon as possible,

if you want to rent

Yours

Charley C. Huddlestun

R.D. #2 Centerburg

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 14)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 14)

Date

[page 14]

[corresponds to item 8 of David Bricker Letters]

Sunbury O., Sept. 7/07

Mr. H. T. Van Kirk Dear Sir;

As I wish to rent a

farm in this neighborhood

and understand you are

guardian to your daughter

would like your terms on

the farm in Porter Tp., if

you intend renting it.

Would prefer cash rent.

Yours Truly

G.E. Gray

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 15)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 15)

Date

[page 15]

[corresponds to item 9 of David Bricker Letters]

Sept 19. 07

Olive Green

O.

Dear Sir

I thought

I would write you

a short letter in regard

to your farm.

I saw Mr Saunders

this morning and

he said he had

rented the Baker

Farm. And I thought

I would write and

see if you would

give me a chance

on your farm
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 16)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 16)

Date

[page 16]

[corresponds to item 10 of David Bricker Letters]

I think that I can

do you as much

good as any one farm-

ing on the shares

I will take the

Farm on these

conditions

One half of the Horses

Hogs & Wheat

Take one half (1/2) gain.

and stand one half loss

Hay Oats Cattle &

Sheep one third (1/3)

In this one third 1/3

gain and one third

loss and you furnish

me three Cows for

my own use
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 17)

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Date

[page 17]

[corresponds to item 11 of David Bricker Letters]

You are to furnish

Stock to stock up the

Farm and I stand

a share of loss or take

a share of gain after

first cash is payed.

Would like to here

from you in regard

to this matter

in a few days.

Yours Truly

W.F. Edwards,

Olive Green, O.

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 18)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 18)

Date

[page 18]

[corresponds to item 12 of David Bricker Letters]

Dr H H Van Kirk, U.S. Army.

FORT DUCHESNE OCT 4 6PM 1907 UTAH.



Mr David Bricker,

Galena,

Ohio.

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 19)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 19)

Date

[page 19]

[corresponds to item 13 of David Bricker Letters]

Fort Duchesne, Utah.

October 1st, 1907.

Mr David Bricker,

Galena, Ohio,

Dear Sir:

Yours of September 26th received. I am glad

to know that you can spare some time to look after the

renting of the Johnson farm. It is nearly out of the question

for me to make satisfactory arrangements with a renter.

Several men have written to me about it, and I enclose you

letters from Mr Edwards, Huddlestun and George Grey. Mr Grey

as you will notice by his letter, wishes to rent for cash.

I expect that if you could make satisfactory arrangements,

with a good man for cash it would probably be better the first

year, than to undertake to stock it on shares. I will leave this

business to you now and any arrangements you may make will be

all right with me. I expect it will be necessary during the

sale for someone to look after my interests, and I will leave

that to you. If you can I would also like to have you attend

to the insurance. There seems to be plenty of men after farms

this fall, and I hope we will be able to get hold of a good one.

Anything you wish to know just write me and I will give you

all the information I can.

Yours truly,

H.H. VanKirk
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 20)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 20)

Date

[page 20]

[corresponds to item 14 of David Bricker Letters]

H.H. Van Kirk

FORT DUCHESNE MAR 16 6AM 1909

Mr. D. E. Bricker,

Galena,

Ohio.

(Del Co)

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 21)

Title

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Date

[page 21]

[corresponds to front of item 15 of David Bricker Letters]

Ft Duchesne Utah,

March 16th

D.E. Bricker

Galena, O.

Dear Sir

Yours of the 10 wich

just rec'd. I note

in some where you

acknowledge receipt

of $2750. I guess you

did not notice in the

letter when I stated

that the check was to

cover the certificate

of deposit and the balance

for the ck was in the

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 22)

Title

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Date

[page 22]

[corresponds to back of item 15 column one of David Bricker Letters]

the bank subject to check

the total rent you being

just $1500. Of course

if you have presented

the check and also the

certificate at the bank

expecting to draw

$2750 on some Owen

would understand that

there was some error.

I am enclosing you a

check for $250, which

added to the 1250 will

make the $1500, you

destroy the $1500 check.

[corresponds to back of item 15 column two of David Bricker Letters]

and keep the $250 check,

and that will make every-

thing a little better. I

believe, covering the $1500

which I wish you to

get from the bank

I note also in your

letter where you loaned

$1600 or thought you

could. I you made the

loan for that amount

let me know and

I will send you

the additional $100,

Hope you will succeed

in renting the balance

of the farm.

Yours

H.H Van Kirk


David E. Bricker Letters (p. 23)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 23)

Date

[page 23]

[corresponds to item 16 of David Bricker Letters]

After 5 days, return to

H.H. Van Kirk

Ft. Levett


PORTLAND, MAINE.



Mr. D. E. Bricker

Galena

Ohio



David E. Bricker Letters (p. 24)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 24)

Date

[page 24]

[corresponds to item 17 of David Bricker Letters]

Fort Levett, Portland, Maine.

March 11th 1910.

Mr. D.E. Bricker,

Galena, Ohio.

Dear Sir:-

It has been some time since I wrote you but I guess

there has been nothing of importance taking place, have you a place

you can handle One Thousand Dollars at 8%, if you have let me know

and I will turn that amount over to you.

Have you rented all the farm to Burr, it seems like that a

good farm should be in demand, the way that produce and live stock

are selling now, things are so high I am hardly making my board, I

notice that hogs are selling above ten cents, let me know as soon

as you can about the loan.

Hope that yourself and family are all well,

Yours truly,

H.H. VanKirk.

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 25)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 25)

Date

[page 25]

[corresponds to item 18 of David Bricker Letters]

FROM: H.H. VanKirk 1st Lt M.R.C.

POST OFFICE: 26 Calle Marrines

PROVINCE: Iloilo

PHILLIPINE ISLANDS

[postmark: ILOILO NOV 11 9AM 1910 ILOILO,P.I.]



Mr. D.E. Bricker

Galena,

Ohio

U.S.A.



David E. Bricker Letters (p. 26)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 26)

Date

[page 26]

[corresponds to item 19 of David Bricker Letters]

Iloilo P.I.

Nov 11" '10

Mr. D. E. Bricker

Galena Ohio.

Dear Sir,

I have just received

a letter from mother

stating that you had

you had told her that

some one had been

to see you regarding

the investment of money

I had turned over to

you. It dont look

just square to me

that some one should
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 27)

Title

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Date

[page 27]

[corresponds to item 20 of David Bricker Letters]

put in an appearance

just as soon as I get

out of the U.S. when

I have been within

easy communication

for the past 3 years.

So my opinion is that there

is a "nigger" in the wood

pile some where and will

show up sooner or later.

Now Don when I gave

you the money I told

you to take entire control

of it, and invest it as

you thought

best, and of course

to keep within the

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 28)

Title

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Date

[page 28]

[corresponds to item 21 of David Bricker Letters]


limits of law at all

times. I made the return

to the Court on 1909

and also gave the Bonding

Co all the information

it asked for. I also told

the Courts that any further

information could be obtained

by apply to you.

You have my authority

at all times to handle

that money in the manner

you think best and you

may make the notes any

way you wish, that is

satisfactory to those in

authority over the matter

I do not know whether
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 29)

Title

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Date

[page 29]

[corresponds to item 22 of David Bricker Letters]

the Probate Court or the

Bonding Co or both have

the say in this matter:

It would be well for

you to find out to whom

only we should be

subject to instructions

If the Bonding Co is

going beyound its limits

I will change Co's at the

end of the year.

The great part of the money

turned over to you belongs

to Frances. I could not

tell you the exact amount

without getting all my

papers and counting the

whole thing up.

But anyway you may

fix up the most of the notes

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 30)

Title

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Date

[page 30]

[corresponds to item 23 of David Bricker Letters]

to suit those who have

a right to know.

I should ask some one

if I were you about

the matter so you

will know exactly who

to depend upon for

your authority; You

have my consent to do

just as you like in handling

the matter, but of course

keep the business as I

should myself as you are

doing in my stead.

We had a severe typhoon

here the 1st which did

a great deal of damage
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 31)

Title

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Date

[page 31]

[corresponds to item 24 of David Bricker Letters]

I happened to be over

on the west coast of this

island on some special

duty and what the

storm did to our

boat was surely enough

There was no harbor in

which to run for safety

so the boat got the full

force of the storm. It went

on the rocks first and

then on the shore, when

the storm was over the

boat was 200 feet on

land from low water

am sending you a photo of it.

That is the 2nd shipwreck I have

been in in two months

Hope you are all well

Yours H.H. VanKirk
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 32)

Title

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Date

[page 32]

[corresponds to item 25 of David Bricker Letters]

Dave

I don't believe that

I would say much

to mother about my

business affairs as

she worries a great

deal, even for no cause

and also talks a good

deal to people to whom

it would be much

better to say nothing.

H.H.V.
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 33)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 33)

Date

[page 33]

[corresponds to item 26 of David Bricker Letters]

Iloilo, Panay, P.I.

Jan. 27" 1911.

Mr. D. E. Bricker,

Galena, O.

Dear Sir,

I am still at Iloilo, but really did not

expect to be permitted to remain here ^but a

short time when I arrived in September.

As I have told you this is the record

largest city in the Islands and is a

very desirable place to be stationed, and

the policy of the Army is to send the new

arrivals to about the worst place that

can be found for a year or so to init-

iate them. The Climate has changed

entirely since we got here, it is

now very dry and dusty and also very

cool especially at night it has not

rained since Dec 31st and water is very

scarce, the tank to our house has been

dry for some time, and we have to use

distilled water from the Gov'nt plant

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 34)

Title

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Date

[page 34]

[corresponds to item 27 of David Bricker Letters]

even for bathing. It will begin to get hot

about the last of this month and will then be

hot and dry until about June and then

we will have plenty of rain again for

six months. Part of the 9th U.S. Infantry

is stationed here, it is one of the regiments

that I served with in China ten years ago.

The garrison is very peculiarly located. The

soldiers are quartered in an old spanish fort

located on the bay, and the officers live

any where in the city they wish or can

find suitable houses. Our house is just one

mile from the hospital, but Uncle Sam

furnished me a team to go to and from the

hospital. I have been trying to size up the

natives ever since I have been here, and

I have about reached the conclusion that

it will be a great many years before they

will be fit to govern themselves, or may

be never. It certainly would be a great

mistake to turn them loose in their present

condition, the Islands are very prosperous

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 35)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 35)

Date

[page 35]

[corresponds to item 28 of David Bricker Letters]

The check I left with you to fill in and give to Freshwater

when he should have the Quit Claim deed fixed up

You may destroy now, as I have not heard any

thing from him and should be complete his

work he may send me the bill and I will

settle with him.

By the time I can hear from you it will be

time for another statement to be made up.

I am enclosing a blank for you to fill in

so I will know how all the money is invested

and just how much on hand. Am

enclosing you an envelope in which to send

me all the receipts that you have, it would

be nice for you to keep a list. of the receipts

so that if they should possibly get lost, you

could get duplicates of them.

My Statement for the year will be dated

May 21st so if you take any receipts

after mailing me what you have on

hand now, have them dated after May 21st

when sending the receipts and enclosed blank

(filled in), let me know of any thing else
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 36)

Title

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Date

[page 36]

[corresponds to item 29 of David Bricker Letters]

at present, due to the American "[illegible] and

of course our classes are more or less

benefited. The civil government is

spending a great deal of money in improve-

ments, roads, bridges, &. Let the Americans

withdraw from the Islands the prosperity

would soon cease and the country

would rapidly return to a condition

worse then ever before. For all that

the U.S. has done for them the

natives seem sullen and ungrateful.

I hope that you have not been annoyed

any more by any one prying into our

business. I certainly should have been pleased

to have had them come to me ^with inquiries while I was

at home, if they were not authorized by

law I surly would have taken pleasure

in handing them something. As near as I

can judge, ^the affairs of the estate are being

admirably handled, and I don't think

anyone in authority has any [illegible] coming,

but of course the curious alway try to "butt in"
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 37)

Title

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Date

[page 37]

[corresponds to item 30 of David Bricker Letters]

you may think that I may need in

making up my report.

I heard from home some time ago

that you had rented part of the

place again to Burr. I hope that

you will be able to rent the big

pasture before spring, truy to let

some one have it if possible.

I expect you are having some very

cold weather about now, you

better come over here and spend

next winter I will assure you

that you will not get frost bitten.

I hope you are all well and

everything going on nicely.

Yours truly

H.H. VanKirk.

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 38)

Title

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Date

[page 38]

[corresponds to item 31 of David Bricker Letters]

Date 1911

Total amount of money for which

I am accountable. $_

--- $5567.64

Amount in Bank. $97.64

Amounts Date deposited. Jan 24 1911


Amounts loaned to individuals. &. &.

Name. Amount date loaned percent

Whitney Brothers $1200 July 15" 1908 8%

Dwitch Roberts 500 Ap 14" 1909 " "

Wiliam Care

and wife Cora 950 June 13" 1900 " "

John C Swallow 1300 Sep 3" 1909 " "

Willis Ginn

and wife Mary 370 Oct 28 1910 7%

" " " 200 March 2" 1911 " "

James Metzger 500 Ap 30 1904 6%

Bum & John Edwards $450 No 25 1910 8% after due

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 39)

Title

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Date

[page 39]

[corresponds to item 32 of David Bricker Letters]

Lieut H.H. VanKirk,

Iloilo, Panay, P.I.

postmark: ILOILO JAN 28 11AM 1911 ILOILO, P.I.


Mr. D. E. Bricker,

Galena,

Ohio

U.S.A.


David E. Bricker Letters (p. 40)

Title

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Date

[page 40]

[corresponds to item 33 of David Bricker Letters]


DELMONICO HOTEL

MANILA, P.I.

Van Kirk

postmark: MANILA JUN10 6 PM P.I.



Mr. D. E. Bricker

Galena,

Ohio.

U.S.A.

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 41)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 41)

Date

[page 41]

[corresponds to item 34 of David Bricker Letters]

Manila P.I.

June 10" '11

Mr. D. E. Bricker.

Galena, O.

Dear Sir.

Your letter with receipts

enclosed reached me a

couple of weeks ago. I

have made my return to the

court and informed the

Judge if their should be

anything that he might want

explained to let you know

and that you would gladly

give him any information that

he might want.
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 42)

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David E. Bricker Letters (p. 42)

Date

[page 42]

[corresponds to item 35 of David Bricker Letters]

Everything was entirely satisfactory

to me and I think you have

done fine to get so much of the

money placed on good loans at

8%. The only thing that the

court might not approve of

is just giving the total

receipts during the year instead

of each item separately. It

is all right with me to keep

it as you have been doing if it

is satisfactory to the court.

I am greatly pleased with the

manner in which you have

handled the business during the

past four years.

While I am in the Philippines

I am going to let you supply

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 43)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 43)

Date

[page 43]

[corresponds to item 36 of David Bricker Letters]

Frances with what money she

needs as it is most impossible to

do so from here. I have just

written to Mother telling her that

I would allow her $400 for the

year June 1" '11 to June 1" 12 so I will

authorize you to let her have that

amount during the year ^at time when

most convenient for both of you.

I hope you and family are

well. We have been getting

along very nicely over here.

Shall be glad to hear how everything

is getting along.

Yours truly

H.H. Van Kirk.
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 44)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 44)

Date

[page 44]

[corresponds to item 37 of David Bricker Letters]


IF NOT DELIVERED IN FIVE DAYS RETURN TO

AMERICAN BONDING COMPANY OF BALTIMORE

SURETY BONDS, BURGLARY INSURANCE

BALTIMORE, MD.


postmark: BALTIMORE, M.D. AUG 11 6-PM 1911


Mr. David E. Bricker,

Galena,

Ohio.
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 45)

Title

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Date

[page 45]

[corresponds to item 38 of David Bricker Letters]

AMERICAN BONDING COMPANY OF BALTIMORE

GENERAL SURETY AND BURGLARY INSURANCE

Home Office,Baltimore, Md.

JUDICIAL DEPARETMENT,

MILLARD LEONARD, Superintendent.

BALTIMORE, MD., August 11, 1911.

Mr. David E. Bricker,

Galena, Ohio.

In re bond # 272250, H. H. VanKirk, Gdn.

Estate of Francis Sylvia VanKirk, minor.

Dear Sir:-

During January last we received a letter from Lieutant

Van Kirk to the effect that he intended filing the account due

from him within a couple months therefrom. Thinking that

possibly the account has been filed and knowing that you are

acting as his agent, we are writing to ask that you favor us

with a copy of the account for the completion of our records.

We presume that you have a copy of same handy.

We also would like to know how the balances as shown by

the account are invested or deposited. You favored us with

a list of the investments during January last also, but in

view of the fact that a new account has been filed, a list of

the investments at this time will be most greatly appreciated.

Enclosing a stamped envelope for your convenience in

replying, we beg to remain,

Yours very truly,

Millard Leonard

FEE.MS. ENC. STPD. ENV. Superintendent.

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 46)

Title

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Date

[page 46]

[corresponds to item 39 of David Bricker Letters]

H.H. Van Kirk,

Plattsburg Bks N.Y.


postmark: PLATTSBURG AUG 8 930AM 1912 N.Y.


Mr. D. E. Bricker

Galena,

Ohio.

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Title

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Date

[page 47]

[corresponds to item 40 of David Bricker Letters]

Plattsburg Bks N.Y.

Aug 7th 12.

Mr. D. E. Bricker

Galena, O.

Dear Sir,

I have made arrangement for

Mother & Frances to live in Columbus

this winter in order that Frances

can attend a suitable school.

The will probably leave Condit the first

part of Sep't. The expenses will

probably be more than while in Condit

You may let Mother have $500 this

year, that is from June 1st last until

next June 1st. She will probably need

some for tuition the first part of Sept,

I have written her to let you know

about what she will need in order that

you may have it on hand.
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Title

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Date

[page 48]

[corresponds to item 41 of David Bricker Letters]

How has your health been since

I saw you. Hope you are still

feeling fine. Don't try to do too

much and I know you will feel

better. We are now settled here and

like it fine, only the weather is too cold. have to keep

a fire going all the time to keep warm.

I leave at 5 a.m.in the morning with the

Regiment for Connecticut to attend the

maneuvers. An army is going to try to capture

New York City and another army is to defend

the city. I am on the defense, there will be

about 20,000 engaged in the "Battle",

We'll get back here about Sept 5th.

I suppose you have had Bill Sanders

after you for repairs before this. I hope you

will be able to satisfy him by giving him just

a few of the money he wishes.

We have just unpacked the thing we brought

from the Philippines. You may [illegible] I promised

to give Mrs Bricker a [illegible].Will try and send

it if possible if not will bring it the next trip

home. Hope you are all well,

Yours H.H. VanKirk.

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Title

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Date

[page 49]

[corresponds to item 42 of David Bricker Letters]

H.H. Van Kirk, lst Lieut. M.C.

FIFTH INFANTRY OFFICERS' MESS

PLATTSBURG BARRACKS, N. Y.

postmark: PLATTSBURG SEP 9 930 AM 1912 N.Y.



Mr. D. E. Bricker.

Galena.

Ohio.

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Title

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Date

[page 50]

[corresponds to item 43 of David Bricker Letters]

FIFTH INFANTRY OFFICERS' MESS

PLATTSBURG BARRACKS, N. Y.

Sept 8th 1912.

Mr. D.E. Bricker,

Galena, O.

Dear Sir,

The enclosed letter was rec'd

about a month ago, but owing to

being in the field attending in Army

maneuvers in Connecticut, I neglected

to reply until this date. I told Mr.

Wilcox that I thought you would

settle for all work that you had

authorized to be performed, and that if he

would see you that you would certainly

settle all Just claims against me.

From my recollection of the matter you

did not authorize Burr to do this work

for which he submitted this claim.

Now you do just as you thing right about

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Title

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Date

[page 51]

[corresponds to item 44 of David Bricker Letters]

paying anything to them.

It certainly is a poor practice to

do a piece of work without authority and

then submit a bill for some.

If you think Burr really deserves

anything and that he really did the

farm any benefit, it would be

all right to settle some way with

him, but I dont like to have

them think that they are putting

something over on us.

Do just as you like and it will suit me.

I got back from this maneuver this 4th The

"Bottle" was quite a gravel affair

There were 20,000 men in the fight and

it was quite volistic except of course the

most important thing - the bullets. We marched

back to the port - about 250 miles. through Conn.

Mass. Vermont & N.Y. which is the nicest part of

the country that I have ever been in.

Hope you are feeling as well as

usual and also the family. Yours truly

H.H. VanKirk.
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Title

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Date

[page 52]

[corresponds to item 45 of David Bricker Letters]

Aug 8/7 - 1912

Dear Sir i am Road

Super intendent in Porter Road

an the south Half of the

Township and i asked

Bur Edwards to cut the

Brush along the Road

South of the School house

and he cut then and a

Lot around on the East

and west Road and his

Brill is five Dollars

and Bricker went pay

him he wants me to

pay him out of the

Township money.
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Title

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Date

[page 53]

[corresponds to item 46 of David Bricker Letters]

Presidio of Monterey, Calif.

May 28th 1913.

Mr D. E. Bricker

Galena, O.

Dear Sir:

Your statement of my acct with receipts

received. In making of my report to the Court

I find that the income from the Estate for the

past two years May 21- '11 to May 21- 13 amounts

to $2889.31 which seems to be too much.

being $1444.60 per year. Be deducting $800 for

the farm would have $644.60 amount recd

for the money loaned which would be over 10%

on the $6000 that you have on hand.

Possibly you might have made a mistake

in adding of the amounts loaned and deposited

in the bank. According to the statement you have

$6754.98 on hand in bank & loaned out. I wish

you would go over the notes & deposit certificates

to see if there has been any error in adding

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Title

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Date

[page 54]

[corresponds to item 47 of David Bricker Letters]

the amounts. I had an idea that the income

from the estate should amount to somewhere in

the neighborhood of $1200 to $1250 per year.

Of course I am very glad if the $1444. per year

is correct, but I wish to be sure before I

send in my report.

The allowance for Frances during this past year

has been very liberal but I believe she will get

more benefit ^from it from now until she becomes of age

than probably after that time.

About a week ago I received orders to be ready

to go to the Hawaiian Islands at short notice,

on account of the trouble with Japan, but I guess

that has now about blown over, at least

I hope so.

Will you please let me know about the

above as soon as convenient.

Hope you are well

Yours truly

H.H. VanKirk.

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Title

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Date

[page 55]

[corresponds to item 48 of David Bricker Letters]

postmark: MONTEREY, CAL. JUL 20 6-PM 1913



Mr. D. E. Bricker,

Galena,

Ohio.

]
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Title

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Date

[page 56]

[corresponds to item 49 of David Bricker Letters]


Presidio of Monterey Calif.

July 20th 13.

Mr. D.E. Bricker.

Galena, O.

Dear Sir.

Will you please deposit $30.00 in the

Sunbury Bank to my credit. Have

drawn ck for this amount. Am enclosing

receipt to you for some so it will

keep your account straight.

Have not heard yet from the

Bonding Co will write you as

soon as I hear from them if their

is to be any change in the affairs.

Should the Co wish too much I think I

shall look elsewhere for bondsman.

It would seem that as long as the
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Title

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Date

[page 57]

[corresponds to item 50 of David Bricker Letters]

Probate Court makes no objection to the

methods of handling the stock that the

Bonding Co. should owe be satisfied.

If you have an opportunity to look

the mother up and find out exactly what

you have a right to do and let me

know I think it would be a good

idea so when I hear from the Company

I will be in a position to tell them

exactly what I will do.

Returned yesterday from Santa Cruz

The climate & weather is the finest here.

Hope you are all well.

Yours truly

H.H. VanKirk.
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 58)

Title

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Date

[page 58]

[corresponds to item 51 of David Bricker Letters]

THE FARMER'S BANK

SUNBURY, OHIO, 7/25 1913

Received of D E Bricker

For H H Van Kirk

Cash $30.00

C O Armstrong

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Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 59)

Date

[page 59]

[corresponds to item 52 of David Bricker Letters]

Calexico, Calif.

Sept. 9- '13

Mr. D. E. Bricker,

Galena, O.

Dear Sir,

Was ordered to this place about 10

days ago with 1st U.S. Cavalry from Monterey

on account of rebels in Mexico threatening

to cut the water supply to the Imperial Valley

This place is below sea level and hotter than

Hades.

I have just drawn a check on the Galena

bank for $50.00 will you please see that

there is enough on deposit subject to check to cover

it. I sent $100 home the last of the month, not

expecting to be ordered away, so I find that

I will have to reimburse myself now.

When you get the individual loans adjusted

please send me a statement of how all

the money is carried so that I may

write the company in reply to this

lost letter. Hope you are all well

Yours

H.H. VanKirk

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Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 60)

Date

[page 60]

[corresponds to item 53 of David Bricker Letters]


H.H. Van Kirk

1st Lt M.C.

Calexico, Calif

postmark: [illegible]

Mr. D.E. Bricker

Galena,

Ohio



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Title

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Date

[page 61]

[corresponds to item 54 of David Bricker Letters]

Calexico, Calif.

May 14 '14

Mr. D.E. Bricker,

Galena, O.

Dear Sir,

The end of another year

will be the 21st. Will you please

send me a statement of our account

Of include that date. I do not

know just when I will get to make

the return to the Court. So you

make keep all the receipts you

have on hand for they might get

lost if I have them with me in the

field. Instead send me a list of the

receipts going. Name date & Amount. of

each and for what given.

Give me the amount of money in bank

and amount loaned on 1st mortgage and
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Title

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Date

[page 62]

[corresponds to item 55 of David Bricker Letters]

like we were here for business, and I guess

when we get the word this outfit will

be heard from, there are from 500 to 700

Mexican soldiers on the other side they

have plenty of arms & ammunition and are

very well equipped in most ways they

are the federal troops. The Commander of

them says he does not want to see any

trouble but will have to fight if he is ordered

to do so, or if we attack him. The way things

have been [illegible] for the past year I have been

unable to see how we can keep out of Mexico

A great many of the Americans in Mexico who are

causing the trouble have been run out of the U.S.

and are bad characters when the Mexicans try

to punish one of them they appeal to the newspapers

and the State Department and make a terrible

sensation when in reality many of them should

be in jail and probably would if they were in

the U.S. The Mexicans deserve more sympathy

than they get from us, and if we interferred

less with their affairs there would be less war.

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Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 63)

Date

[page 63]

[corresponds to item 56 of David Bricker Letters]

Of the [illegible] heirs who had not parted with

most they received and on the contrary

had steadily increased the amount

was enough satisfy most any one.

When I get my report ready to send to the

Court I will send to you for the receipts.

Let me know how Bill is getting along

and what repairs you have made

during the past year and how the

farm is looking and anyother

news you may have.

I landed here the 21st of April with two troops

of cavalry one company of Artillery (2 field guns)

and a machine gun platoon. All total 10 officers

and 275 men. We thought the war was on

for sure but in three or four days things

settled down to the way they have been for

a year or more. Our camp is right on the

Mexican line we have the two 3-inch field

guns trained on the Mexican garrison 1300

yards over the line. The ends of the guns

are about 6 feet from the line it looks

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Title

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Date

[page 64]

[corresponds to item 57 of David Bricker Letters]

amount to private individuals. Just

the same as you have in past years.

Frances expenses have been somewhat

larger this year and I expect this

will continue to increase each year

as she is getting to be a real young

lady. I have not heard from the

Bonding Co for quite a long time

They were very insistent for a while

that I should do certain things I think

there must have been some outsider

trying to pry into the business and didnt

know any other way to do it. For the Co

was entirely satisfied with everything for

4 or 5 years then suddenly got very busy

about the affairs It looks to me like some

one was trying to butt in. I guess often

the Co found everything was straight

and that Frances was about the only one
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Title

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Date

[page 65]

[corresponds to item 58 of David Bricker Letters]

this little town Mexicoli just over the line

is a fair example of all the Mexican towns

along the border. It is filled up with

worthless Americans both men and women

who the authorities in Colexico will not

allow to apply their [illegible] or live on this

side of the line they are forced on

the Mexican people whose laws are not

as exacting as ours. The men are of about

the worst type and the women are also.

Of course there are many good American

families in Mexico and I beleive these

have been rarely if ever molested when the

federal government is in control. If we

succeed in destroying the government (which

is Gen Huerta) it is hard to tell what will

happen, probably the serious trouble will then begin.

The rebels seem to be made up generally from

the lower classes in Mexico if they should

gain control of the government I dont think it

would last long as no country I know of is

ruled by the lower class of its citizens

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Title

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Date

[page 66]

[corresponds to item 59 of David Bricker Letters]

We are here in the heat and dust

just waiting for something to turn

up or things to get settled so we can get

away. I dont look for the peace business

to amount to very much as Huerta is

a very strong and able man and I dont

look for him to quit his job mainly

because the U.S. Government demanded

that he should. I don't believe a president

of the U.S. would quit if some other government

told him to and I think he would have

the whole U.S. behind him either right or

wrong. that is about the way the

people of Mexico look at the matter. If

we fight any of them we will have

to fight them all.

Hope you are feeling well and

that the family are all well.

Yours truly,

H.H. VanKirk

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 67)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 67)

Date

[page 67]

[corresponds to item 60 of David Bricker Letters]

Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland

CASUALTY INSURANCE SURETY BONDS.

HOME OFFICE BALTIMORE

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

MILLARD LEONARD } MANAGERS. BALTIMORE, MD., April 20th, 1915.

WILLIAM R. BISHOP}

Re:#272250-Harry H. Van Kirk -Guardian- Francis Sylvia Van Kirk.

Mr. Harry H. Van Kirk,

Presidio of Montery,

California.

Dear Sir:- A. B. Case.

We have before us your esteemed favor of recent

date in reference to your guardianship of Francis Sylvia Van

Kirk and notice a report will be filed with the Court about the

15th of May, next.

We would appreciate it very much if you would

kindly bear us in mind and make an extra copy of the account

for the completion of our files. We also desire a list of the

assets remaining in your hands. If any part of the balance

consist of cash kindly have the within certificate executed by

the cashier of your depository, showing where and in whose name

same is deposited.

Yours very truly,

Leonard & Bishop

GLB:IG Managers.
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Title

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Date

[page 68]

[corresponds to item 61 of David Bricker Letters]

3788 Arizona. St.

San Diego, Calif.

May 2nd '15.

Mr D. E. Bricker

Galena, O.

Dear Sir,

Am sending your herein a letter

from the Bonding Co. the enclosed certificate

to be filled in by the Bank at the end of

the bonding year May 21st '15. Have the bank

fill it in and return it to me with the

other data for my report which will

be due May 21st '15.

Send me everything that will be needed

to make up the report.

1. Amount rec'd for rent of farm 1914.

2. " " " " " " 1915.

3. Receipts from other sources if any.

Money on hand.

1. Amount of cash in Bank May 21st

2. Amount loaned on notes received by mtg on Real Estate

3. " " " " " " individuals.

4. Other loans if any.

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Title

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Date

[page 69]

[corresponds to item 62 of David Bricker Letters]

Expenditures.

Receipts for all expenditures since

May 21st 1913.

The Bonding Co as you know objected to loans

on individual security, so if I were you and

possible to do so I would cut them down to

the lowest point possible by May 21st.

Send all the papers to me at the above address

by Registered mail. Be sure to have them

securely fixed in a good envelope in

order that they may not get lost. It

might be well for you to make a list of

amounts of all receipts for expenditures so

in case the receipts should get lost we

would at least have the amounts of each.

In giving the amounts loaned please state to whom

loaned, security & rate of interest &, &, &,

I guess that is about all I will need but will

let you know if I think of anything else.
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Title

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Date

[page 70]

[corresponds to item 63 of David Bricker Letters]

I am here at San Diego attending the

Panama California Exposition with the

Cavalry Regiment from Monterey.

Expect to be here until some time

about the middle of July. This is a

very hard job attending an Exposition.

I mean hard on a mans pocket-book.

This Exposition lasts the entire year and

is a very nice show.

Have also been to the one in San Francisco, it

is much larger affair than this one and is also

a very fine show.

In April I took my examination for promotion

and will receive my commission as Captain

some time in June.

I have been trying to get Mother and Frances

to come out here and spend the summer

but have not heard yet what they have

decided to do. Mother thinks it is most

to big a trip for her.

I am going to apply for a leave in August if I get

it will get home some time during that month.

Hope you are all well and enjoying good spring weather.

Yours H.H. Van Kirk.
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Title

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Date

[page 71]

[corresponds to item 64 of David Bricker Letters]

Centerburg, O. May 3, 1915

1st Lieut. H.H. Van Kirk

Presido, Monterey

Cal.

Dear Sir: Enclosed you

will find a pike petition

north from Condit which

under the mile law of O.

catche. Frances's farm

20 rods on the last end of the

mile and my father inlaw

J.J. Stark says the assessment

would be about $2.00 with

ten years to pay it in

You, as the guardian, is the

legal signer and we would

be very grateful if you

would sign the enclosed
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Title

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Date

[page 72]

[corresponds to item 65 of David Bricker Letters]

petition and help us

get a pike

Yours Respectfully

R.C. Beard

P.S. Please answer at once
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Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 73)

Date

[page 73]

[corresponds to item 66 of David Bricker Letters]

H.H. Van Kirk

1st Lieut. M.C.

3788 Arizona St.

San Diego

Calif.

postmark: SAN DIEGO MAY 14 230PM 1915 CAL.


Mr. D.E. Bricker,

Galena,

Ohio.


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Title

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Date

[page 74]

[corresponds to item 67 of David Bricker Letters]

Cavalry Camp, San Diego, Cal.,

May. 11, 1915.

Mr. D.E. Bricker

Galena, Ohio.

Dear Sir:-

Am enclosing a letter I recd from R.C. Beard, and also my

reply, and the petition. I have no objection to signing the petition

if in your opinion it will not be to my disadvantage regarding a road

from Condit straight to Patricks Corners.

A road from Condit straight to Patricks Corners would be a great bene-

fit to the farm, but it seems to me that should they succeed in getting

one only from Condit, to Mt. Pleasant Corners that it might be very hard

to get one the rest of the way. As I know nothing about the case I will

leave it for you to look into and do as you like about sending the peti-

tion to Mr. Beard.

Yours Truly,

H.H. VanKirk.

P.S.

As they will probably get the pike regardless

of my signature, it might be best to give Mr.

Beard the petition in order to keep his good will

and place him under obligation to sign for a pike

from Mt Pleasant Corners to Patricks Corners should

the land owners along that road ever wish a pike.

V.

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Title

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Date

[page 75]

[corresponds to item 68 of David Bricker Letters]

Cavalry Camp, San Diego, Cal.,

May. 11, 1915.

Mr. R.C. Beard,

Centerburg, Ohio.

Dear Sir:-

Yours of the 3rd inst. recd. I have referred the petition to Mr. Bricker,

with instructions to send it to you if in his opinion the road will be in any

be a benefit to Frances' Estate. As I have not been home for some time I am not

in touch with such matters and have leave them entirely in the hands of Mr. Bricker.

Hope you are ^all well and prosperous. And kindly remember me to Alta.

Yours Truly,

H.H. Van Kirk.

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Title

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Date

[page 76]

[corresponds to item 69 of David Bricker Letters]

Westerville, O June 9th 1915

Mr D.E. Bricker

Galena, O.

Dear Sir:

You will please find coppy of release

from S.F. Brenner Plaintiff and Chas Druggin Atty

in case which you will please present to the

Delaware County Clerk foreign exicution Docket

and the Clerk will cancil same and if there are

any costs let me know and I will settle all costs

of every kind have been returned to Columbus and

paid only them May be a fee of 10 or 20 cts for

Clerks fees in Canciling this receipt and should

there be any costs notify me by Phone or card

You can take this up any time when you go to

Delaware

Very Truly Yours

Burr Linnabary

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Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 77)

Date

[page 77]

[corresponds to item 70 of David Bricker Letters]


Probate Court, Delaware County, Ohio.

June 14th 1915

In the matter of Estate Frances S. Vankirk

DEAR SIR:

Under the Fee and Salary Law now in force, County

Officers are required to collect fees as they accrue, and pay the

same into the County Treasury. Enclosed herewith is statement of

fees due in Matter of Frances S. VanKirk,

4th Account, $5.30

2nd " 4.50

1st " 4.50

Total $14.30

Will you please give the matter your IMMEDIATE attention?

Respectfully,

E.T. Humes

Probate Judge

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Title

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Date

[page 78]

[corresponds to item 71 of David Bricker Letters]

AUDITOR'S OFFICE

DELAWARE COUNTY

W.V. ALDRICH, AUDITOR

GEO. J. YOUNG, CHIEF DEPUTY

LOTA KELLY, DEPUTY

DELAWARE, OHIO, Sept. 4 - 1915

Mr. C.C. Bricker

Friend Charley: -- Enclosed

you will find tax certificate which

you assigned to D.E. Bricker

I have transferred the same

and according to law must charge you

the small sum of ten cents.

With kindest regards, I long

to remain.

Yours Respect,

J.W. Aldrich

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Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 79)

Date

[page 79]

[corresponds to item 72 of David Bricker Letters]


Monterey, California

Oct 12 '15.

Mr. D.E. Bricker,

Galena, O.

Dear Sir,

I arrived here in good

shape the 4th, had a

very pleasant trip.

I have life

insurance premium

of $365 due the 20th

and I find I over
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Title

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Date

[page 80]

[corresponds to item 73 of David Bricker Letters]

reached my reserve bank acc't

to about $50. This premium

has to be paid by the 20th of

this month So I think I will

have to use $50 until the end

of the month and I don't

care to make a loan here

am drawing a check on the

Galena bank for $50 and

to replace it I am sending

you here in my check for

$50 dated Oct 31st which

you can deposit to your

credit on that date.

I don't like to put you to this

trouble but under the circumstances

it will be a great convenience to

me. You know in war times

we must keep our lives well

insured. Please arrange

with the Bank to take up

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Title

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Date

[page 81]

[corresponds to item 74 of David Bricker Letters]

the check when it arrives.

Hope you are feeling

as well as usual

Kindest regards to

the family.

Yours truly

H.H. VanKirk.

P.S.

Did the man show up

who was to look at mothers

farm

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 82)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 82)

Date

[page 82]

[corresponds to item 75 of David Bricker Letters]

Sunbury Ohio

Feb 21st 1916

Dr H.H VanKirk sis

Cal. Mr Audley Metzger

Through the carelessness of Mr

Wm Saunders of Building the line

Fence Between your Daughters land

and his Farm by Putting a Barb Wire

over in his Field and by leaving it

lay there got a valuable mare injured

to the amount of $75 00/100

$25 00/100 was for care and vetinary

this happened last May I write to you

^on the allowed that Mr Bricker I under-

stand is not capable of doing Business

on account of poor health
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 83)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 83)

Date

[page 83]

[corresponds to item 76 of David Bricker Letters]

Please let me hear from you by

return mail

and Oblige

J.C. Chase

Justice of the Peace

in and for Del. Co, Ohio

J.C. Chase

Sunbury Ohio RD 2

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 84)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 84)

Date

[page 84]

[corresponds to item 77 of David Bricker Letters]

Capt H.H. Van Kirk

Pres. of Monterey, City

postmark: PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY MAR 4 A.M. 1916 CAL.


Mr. D. E. Bricker,

Galena

Ohio.



David E. Bricker Letters (p. 85)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 85)

Date

[page 85]

[corresponds to item 78 of David Bricker Letters]

Mr Bricker

Enclosed is Esq Chases'

letter I neglected to

enclose in letter to you

H.H.V.

Please keep this letter.

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 86)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 86)

Date

[page 86]

[corresponds to item 79 of David Bricker Letters]

EDWIN WARFIELD,

PRESIDENT.

Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland

HOME OFFICE BALTIMORE

JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT

MILLARD LEONARD }

WILLIAM R. BISHOP} MANAGERS Baltimore, Md., August 16th, 1916.

Re: #272250-Harry H. Van Kirk-Guardian of Francis Sylvia Van Kirk.

Mr. Harry H. Van Kirk

c/o Cavalry Camp,

San Diego, Calif.

Dear Sir:-

You will recall the bond we executed on your behalf as

Guardian of Francis Sylvia Van Kirk. Following our custom

of securing periodical reports from the various guardians

whom we bond, we will appreciate your kindness in making up

a statement on the enclosed blank dating from your 4th account

as filed with the court in June 1915, to the present time.

Also, we appreciate it if you will have the

certificate at the bottom of this blank executed in verifi-

cation of the cash balance in your hands.

Thanking you for your courtesy and attention to us

in this matter and for your prompt reply, we beg to remain,

Yours very truly,

Leonard & Bishop

Managers.

GLB:IG
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 87)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 87)

Date

[page 87]

[corresponds to item 80 of David Bricker Letters]

WAR DEPARTMENT

Capt H.H. VanKirk M.C.

Douglas, Ariz.

postmark: DOUGLAS, ARIZ. SEP 22 5 PM MILITARY BRANCH


Mr. D.E. Bricker

Galena,

Ohio.



David E. Bricker Letters (p. 88)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 88)

Date

[page 88]

[corresponds to item 81 of David Bricker Letters]

Mr Bricker

Am sending you herein

a letter for the Bonding Co

which I failed to send you

with this letter.

Will you please send it

to the Company with the

statement of the account if

you have not yet forwarded

it. Or you may send it

under reports courier if

to late to go with account.

Sorry I overlooked this.

Yours,

H.H. VanKirk.
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 89)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 89)

Date

[page 89]

[corresponds to item 82 of David Bricker Letters]

THE R. L. DOLLINGS COMPANY

AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, $3,000,000

MUNICIPAL BONDS AND HIGH GRADE SECURITIES

PRINCIPAL OFFICE, COLUMBUS, OHIO

DATE __________191___

The R. L. Dollings Company

COLUMBUS, OHIO

GENTELEMEN:

YOU MAY ENTER MY ORDER FOR ________ SHARES

OF $100.00 EACH OF THE 7 PER CENT PARTICIPATING PREFERRED

STOCK OF THE MYKRANTZ COMPANY, SAME TO BE PAID AS FOLLOWS:

CASH, $_______________________

THE DIVIDEND PERIODS ON THIS ARE JANUARY 15TH AND JULY 15 AND

DIVIDENDS START FROM DATE OF PAYMENT FOR STOCK.

NAME ____________________________________________

ADDRESS _________________________________

OCCUPATION _______________________

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 90)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 90)

Date

[page 90]

[corresponds to item 83 of David Bricker Letters]

Camp Harry J. Jones.

Douglas, Ariz.

Sept 21st 1916

Mr. D.E. Bricker

Galena, O.

Dear Sir,

Enclosed is a letter from the

Bonding Co. requesting a statement

of the business to date. Am sending

it to you as you have all the

necessary data to date.

Am sending you a copy of your

report to me dated June 6th '16

which may help you in filling

in the blank if you did not

keep a copy.

Am also sending you the

amount of money to be

accounted for at my last

report May 21st 1915.

If you will please fill in

the blank so requested I shall

be much obliged

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 91)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 91)

Date

[page 91]

[corresponds to item 84 of David Bricker Letters]

I have signed so you can send

it direct to the company, and

also send me a copy of it.

So I may keep every thing

straight. I hope everything is

going on nicely wit the

farm and the investments

Had a letter from Frances the

other day nothing that she had

arrived home safely and

was ready to start to school

about the middle of the month.

Was very sorry that I did not

get to see her, but reports from

home says she is getting to be quite

a young lady.

There isnt much prospect of

getting away from the border at

present -- looks good for all winter

but of course we can never tell

what politics will do. I think

most of the militia may be taken

away before election but the

Regular army no doubt will stay

indefinitely.

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 92)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 92)

Date

[page 92]

[corresponds to item 85 of David Bricker Letters]


If there is anything else

you need please let me

know and I will furnish

it.

I hope you are feeling good

and enjoying the fall

weather, and that Mrs

Bricker & Charlie are

well also.

It is pretty hot here during

the day but cool at night.

Had a bad dust storm this

afternoon I can taste it

yet. The only redeeming

feature about this place is

that there are a great many

places much worse.

Yours truly

H.H. VanKirk.
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 93)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 93)

Date

[page 93]

[corresponds to item 86 of David Bricker Letters]

H.H. VanKirk

Settlement of 1917

Mr Orton G Lea, Recorder

Delaware

Ohio
David E. Bricker Letters (p. 94)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 94)

Date

[page 94]

[corresponds to item 87 of David Bricker Letters]

Mrs Van Kirk Feb. 6 - 1914 130.00

Bonding Co. July 1 - 14 7.50

Mrs Van Kirk Sept 3 - 14 50.00

" " " Oct 2 - 14 134.00

" " " May 3 - 15 55.00

D.E Bricker Aug 6 - 14 100.00

H.H. VanKirk Dec 20 - 14 50.00

Mrs Van Kirk June 4 - 14 50.00

" " " Apr 3 - 15 55.00

" " " Mch 8 - 15 50.00

" " " July 1 - 14 50.00

" " " Dec 6 -15 50.00

Levi Debolt Nov 24 - 14 6.90

Mrs Van Kirk Aug 3 - 14 50.00

Wm Saunders Oct 20 - 14 33.50

E.C Bennett Sept 16 -14 25.00

Mrs Van Kirk Apr 8 - 14 50.00

" " " Mch 5 - 14 50.00

" " " Dec 23 - 13 15.00

" " " Jan 12 - 14 40.00

Tax for 1913-14 704.13

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 95)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 95)

Date

[page 95]

[corresponds to item 88 of David Bricker Letters]

Ray B Bishop Nov 3 - 13 20.15

Mrs Van Kirk Dec 3 - 13 55.00

" " " 50.00

D E Bricker July 14 - 13 100.00

Mrs Van Kirk Sept 30 - 13 90.00

" " " Oct 11 - 13 50.00

" " " July 11 - 13 50.00

Perfect & Patric Aug 16 - 13 12.80

H.H. Van Kirk July 20 - 13 30.00

Mrs " " Apr 30 - 14 60.00

Bonding Co May 26 - 13 7.50

Mrs Van Kirk June 4 - 13 50.00

" " " Sept 4 - 13 55.00

" " " Aug 8 - 13 50.00

Mann Bros Dec 1 - 14 43.87

H.H. Van Kirk Dec 3 - 14 25.00

Mrs " " Jan 5 15 50.00

Mann Bros for Fence 48.61

Mrs Van Kirk Feb 2 - 15 134.00

" " " Nov 5 - 14 50.00

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 96)

Title

David E. Bricker Letters (p. 96)

Date

[page 96]

[corresponds to item 89 of David Bricker Letters]

Rent of farm 1913 800.00

" " " 1914 800.00

Unit of Cash in Bank 5/15 '15 1165.19

" Earned on real estate 3788.44

" " " Individual 1200.00

including rent of farm

Receipts of expenditures since

May 21 - 1913 1983.83

Tax 1913 - 1914 704.13


Dublin Core

Title

David E. Bricker Letters

Subject

Business Correspondence--Davide E. Bricker--1848-1917
Village of Galena--Delaware County--Ohio

Description

This is a collection of business letters written by and to David E. Bricker (1848-1922) between the years 1882 and 1917. This collection of letters appears here courtesy of John L. Bricker.

Creator

David E. Bricker

Date

1882-1917

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/

Format

Letters

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

92961140

Collection

Citation

David E. Bricker, “David E. Bricker Letters,” Delaware County Memory, accessed May 28, 2022, http://delawarecountymemory.org/items/show/125.

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