Letter from H. D. Murray to S. G. Hinton.
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[letterhead] Murray Hill Orchards H. D. Murray, Owner Shenandoah Valley Apples Staunton, Virginia, U. S. A.
April 2, 1923..
Messrs. E. G. Hinton, & Bro. Waynesboro, Va. Gentleman: I understand from some of my friends in Waynesboro that you are contemplating planting an orchard on the mountain back of Basic, and as you know it will be 10 or 12 years before anything you plant at this time will attain a commercial value from a production stand-point. I have quite an extensive orchard, trees average 20 years of age, and it has occurred to me that you might possibly be interested in securing a producing orchard rather than one which will cost you many years of expense while bring[ing] into bearing. If you are interested in this matter I would be pleased to hear from you and go into the question in detail. Would also be pleased to show you my orchard at any time you would care to see it. Yours very truly, H. D. Murray Box 515 [at bottom] Murray Hill Brand. A Guarantee of Reliability.