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    [Decatur, Texas]. Land Agent's Lettersheets Listing Properties in Decatur, Texas. Two identical imprinted sheets, 8.5" x 10.75". At top: "A Partial List of Lands Owned and Controlled by Us", listing lots controlled by A. Devereux & Co. The sheets have been used to write a 2-page letter dated June 5, 1886 to a Mr. Martin of Jonesboro, Tennessee, regarding property being managed on his behalf by the company:

    "Dear Sir: Enclosed please find MJO No.23687 for $33.84 which is the account collected as rents on your house here, less our commissions (See Statement). The canvassing & papering Mrs. Lanier claims was done when she first went into your house and before she had any instructions not to repair. She has moved to Colorado City, Texas. Times are very hard & many vacant (over 50) hence we find it difficult to find occupants for houses. Mr. Adarus claimed he could not occupy your house unless we could wait on him for part of the first months rent and in order to have some occupied we allowed him to go in upon his promise to pay out of his first board money collected. We will remit when he pays as you may order. We will not allow any improvements at your expense in the future & shall look to your interest. Let us know of your whereabouts that we may confer with you &c. Hoping all satisfactory, We are truly &c, A. Devereux & Co."

    Condition: Usual mail folds, light toning and soiling. Otherwise very fine.


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