Transcribe Alden, Thomas E. Letter to Ward, Henry A. (1879-04-22)

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did dig & took out quite a quantity of Bones teeth tusks, horns & c of Mastodon, Mammoth, Elephant very large, Deer, Buffalo & c but about the time, the bones were showing the thickest he had to </s qu > stop for want of funds, his lease of the ground does not expire for about a year & if I had money I would go into it with him for I think there is money to be made there. enclosed I send you Photograph of teeth which he dug up, the largest is a piece of jaw 17 inches long, eight 30 lbs. containing 3 teeth. I have not seen his bones, as they are at Big Bone, Ky. but from all accounts they are some fine pieces among them, - Do you want any thing of that kind. if you do, I could go over there, see them, make outline drawings and measure them, & send to you, please let me know. Yours truly Thomas E. Alden [another hand - Want 150 Newfound but none less than 1 foot long, Pay 15 cts. for all </u over > 1 foot and 25 cts for all over 16 inches. 20 Scofhowbuy between 20 inches to 3 feet, Pay 12 to 25 cts each ]