Washington Oct. 18. 06.
Mr. Strange informs me he is not the agent of Donald’s & Burton, but that he will enquire for him & get him to answer my letter. in the mean time, while we are seeking for the plaintiff to do him all the justice he is entitled to, I have thought it safe to write the inclosed letter to mr Brown his attorney to prevent his taking any step in the cause prejudicial to you. I send it open for your information, & after reading it, would advise you to have it delivered to mr Brown, and to ask from him a promise to take no step until we have time to settle with the agent of the company. accept my best wishes.