The letterhead is "W. A. Clark, Attorney at Law. Virginia City, Montana." The letter is stamped "Received Feb 27 1906, Morris State Bank."
Dated Feb. 24, 1906. This letter from Clark to a Mr. P. H. Gohn of Norris, Montana reads:
Replying to your favor relative to the dredging deal, I think there will be no difficulty in this connection, providing the parties who want to take the matter up make the right price.
The land would naturally bring a great deal more for dredging purposes than it would for agricultural purposes, and the Courts are disposed to be very liberal in granting orders of sale for mining property under circumstances of this kind. Of course, in the event that the deal was made, it would have to be subject to the qualification that the option or contract would be given subject to the approval of the Court and the final making of the orders of sale. I do not think there would be any more difficulty about this than there was in the Boss Tweed deal.
Charlie Buford is away on business regarding the Buford Estate, but is expected home to-morrow. I will look him up and give you the figures on the property.
Very Truly Yours,
W. A. Clark"
The Boss Tweed mentioned in the letter is not the infamous Boss Tweed of New York, but a mine located in the Pony, Montana area. Several mines together (The Clipper, Belle and Boss Tweed) were later called the Boss Tweed group. [Information found on DEQ Abandoned Mine Program (2006)]