[D8828ABE], Letter from Santiago Torrico to Charles F Hanington, April 16th, 1888


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[D8828ABE], Letter from Santiago Torrico to Charles F Hanington, April 16th, 1888

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"Yours of the 3rd January last from Barbadoes duly to hand, to which I now with pleasure reply. ### I am happy to know that the sample I remitted fulfil the object for which they were destined now I will proceed to set forth the details + conditions under which we may come to terms upon receipt of your decision which I trust will not be long in reaching me. ### To continue: ### First Long between points I will do my utmost to secure points 10" inches apart so that you may be enabled to put off 9 inches lengths. Should it [unclear] be in possible to procure the sire you mention (10 inches between joints) you may rely upon receiving the 9 1/2 inches between joints as per sample sent you. ### 2nd Thickness of walls I may reply to this point with the same remark as I have applied to the 1st subject. Should I be unable to procure greater thickness than the 1 1/8 you mention you may depend upon obtaining thicknesses such as the sample. ### 3rd Length of cane. All the canes I send you shall be [unclear] to under 9th ft. in length. ### 4. Cropping of canes. As you desire these shall be cut at the sixth joint above ground, always taking into consideration that they shall be as before stated of the length between joints and thickness as you desire or as per sample. ### 5. Small canes: These shall meet your utmost desire, that is they shall have all the proportions you mention. ### 6. Bundles I am of your opinion the bundles shall be made up of 10 mine feet canes. ### 7. Orders In your reply to this kindly state the grand total of cane you will require both large and small; so that I may be able to form some idea of our transaction. For the present I am able to furnish you with 1.500 or 2.000 regularity each month but should you require a greater quantity monthly kindly inform me so that I may augment the number of cane-cutters whom I have already [unclear] ### 8. State of canes: canes of dimensions as stated (either large or small) will be $2 dollars 50 cents each p.o.b. here in [unclear] or $3 dollars delivered at Para. ### 9. Payment of canes. Upon the receipt of each consignment of canes at Para your agents these will kindly pay their relative value either to me or to some person whom I will authorize on my behalf. Payments to be made in either U.S. gold or pounds sterling always adding to these latter the respective difference in exchange between them and the former. ### Should you have to make any rectification of the foregoing terms kindly do so at once and, if our recepit of your reply such rectifications suit sue I will send you an the causes at once so as to avoid further delay. ### Trusting to hear that you have had a good trip from Barbadoes to send [unclear] awaiting your early reply. ### Believe me to remain my Dear Mr. Hannington your most sincere friend. Santiago Torrico "P.S. Kind regards from Tyler he is still here and unable to get away this year, he is decidely cut up I reckon" P.P.S. I would thank you send me an estimate for lighting [unclear] by electricity. Say 100 lamps with posts, wires, motor power, and all other accessory as I think it feasible of adoption here and intend proposing same to our mayor and corporation. If you could also furnish me with a small single model naming price of same I would be deeply indebted to you." Corrico [Marginalia: "File= man must be fool" E]




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