Peoria June 30th 1851

John Shore Esq

          Dr Sir
               Your favor of the 26th
inst is at hand, contents noted.
We can remit Sterling Exchange in any amo=
unt, and to any point you wish, through
our Friends in New York.  Our charge would
be for 23 pounds Sterling, 117 dollars Currency and
in the same proportion for any other larger or smaller
amount.  If you send to us please be fastidious
in giving the address for the party to whom you
wish it sent.  We guarantee the safe delivery
of the funds in all cases.  Yours truly

M S Curtiss


(financial calculations,
perhaps by John Shore?)


(very faint writing)
John Shore
Lafayette Ill.

M S Curtin