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Letter, 19 September 1944, from Pembroke Pettit to W. A. C. Pettit

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3. As soon as I go back to work I could start clearing the woodland. In four or five years I should be able to have a decent place with sufficient cleared land and enough timber to save for the future. If I could be out now and have a year I could pay for all of it as it now stands and that would suit me a lot better but all that is indefinite. Would appreciate your letting me know what you think about it. I know of no better location for a nice farm and its physical lay-out seems worth a lot more than just land. There is water on all portions of it and all streams except the creek and one little branch originate on the place. That alone makes it the safest location for raising of stock. There is not even any drainage from other farms, except Hardenbergh's for the lake water settles long enough to make the creek safe.

I went by to see Judge Smith when I was there in February but he was out of town. I left word with the young lady in his office and she must not have told him. I have always admired him and he is known throughout the nation for his fearless work in Congress. Possibly I can see him some time when in Washington and I certainly will if I can.

Junior said he could put my car in the show room and it wouldn't be in his way so I