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J. Ross Clark letter to William McDermott, March 3, 1903

Mar. 3, 1903. Mr. Wm. McDermott, Los Vegas P.O., Lincoln Co., Nev. Dear Sir: - I beg to acknowledge receipt of your valued favor of the 27th ult. from Salt Lake, contents carefully noted. Note the ranch deal is closed and you will leave there on March 1st, and catch the stage onthat day, also that Mrs. Stewart is going with you. I hardly know what instructions to give you but after going over the ground you will have to use your own judgment in regard to putting in crops, taking care of [this stock?], etc. I would like to have you remain there for some little time until we can find some one that will take charge offit. The question of permanent improvements will have to be considered,at the same time it is very expensivc to do any building there now onaccount of the long haul on lumber and other material, and I think wehad better get along as best we can for the present. It is quite important to look after the alfalfa and get all the hay we can. I feelthat anything we can raise there will bring a good price the comingyear.Please let me hear from you and let me know how things look to you, and oblige Very respectfully yours, (Signed) J. ROSS CLARK.
J. Ross Clark letter to William McDermott, March 3, 1903
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Letter instructs McDermott to travel to Las Vegas to oversee the ranch and begin operations for the Union Pacific Railroad Company.
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