Transcribe Orton, James A. Letter to Ward, Henry A. (1874-08-14)

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nwh Aug 14 '74 Dear Ward -

       Above I give a list of specimens 

wanted. It foots up rather high, and I have but $500. to expend between now and next July, B and about $75. of that is spoken for. But I hope to stave off other things so as to pay you about $400. be- fore July. The rest will have to go on. Possibly I shall find it unwise or impossible to remit more than half the bill. I am hoping to find a ? ? who will present the Moose. In that case, I can do better. As the order is over $300. can I count on the 5 per cent discount? I must insist on all of specimens being kept in good order till wanted out so carefully packed that they will be received in as good condition as I now see them. I shall probably not send for them until October; and I shall ask you to forward them by R R freight Will see about the cases as soon as I return - Aug 17. Ever so - Orton