Requesting information on the stockraising business, copies of San Antonio newspapers published in English, and other information, in an autograph letter, signed by North, 8 March 1871, from "North Brothers' Washington [D.C.] Brewery, Corner of K and Twenty-Seventh Streets," to the well-known hotelier W.A. Menger, of San Antonio, Texas.

Washington, DC: 1871. 4to. Two-pages, approximately 225 words, in part: "[My son] is a young man about 21 years old & I have sent him to Southwest Texas to look into the stock-raising business to see if it would suit him to engage in it. I would like very much if you would give me your opinion upon the advantages & disadvantages of that interest in your section of the state. I have been told that the business is in the hands of a clique or a few principal owners of stock who endeavor to give others as little chance as possible -- is this so and what is the effect of it?" North also asks about spending the summer in Texas with his son and the rest of his family, either in San Antonio or New Braunfels, and mentions that he knows Menger keeps a hotel. Menger (1827-1871) was owner of the "Western Brewery" and the "Menger Hotel" in San Antonio. Folded for mailing, but very good. The letter is written on North's brewery letterhead, illustrated with a view of the premises, alive with workers in front, the business described as having "on hand at all times the finest qualities of stock and present use ales and porter." (#6434). Item #58081

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