[letterhead] John Echols, H.M. Bell, R.H. Catlett, Edward Echols, Richard P. Bell, Offices of Echols, Bell & Catlett, Staunton Va. November 17th 1883
James D. Johnston, Esq. Pearisburg, Giles Co, Va.
My Dear Sir - Your favor of 15th inst. to my Father enclosing check to his order on Peoples National Bank of Lynchburg, Va for Four Hundred &Thirty-Nine 60/100 Dollars on claim against Augustin A. Chapman et als, has been received by me in his absence & placed to his credit in Bank. With kind regards I am in great haste. Very Truly Yours Edward Echols