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11th Oct 1858
My Dear …
I am extremely obliged to for your kind and prompt reply to my letter.
Your statements relating to the Concrete[?] system, is very satisfactory, and accords with my opinions, but contradictory statements had been made to my relations to character of such buildings, that I was ill at ease, on this subject. My intention is to begin the latter part of next spring at Cedar Point on Galveston Bay, if I am spared. I propose to turn lines of shells and of whale?