Contributed by Kathleen Haynes
Contact Myrtle Bridges June 10, 2008
N. W. Ray to Mrs. S. C. McFayden, Raeford, Hoke County, NC
November 4, 1896
Yours of the 31st in regard to selling 140 acres of land is received. I often have enquiries,
but do not know at this time of any one who would probably buy yours. Most of them want to be
near to market, and as distance from town increases the price they are willing to pay decreases.
I think yours is a desirable piece of land and will have it in mind when I can see any who would
probably buy. Those who wish to move out of the county region, have not much cash on hand and
would probably want long time, even if piece suited, and they generally have an idea that land
in the sand hills is cheap.
I did not have the selling of enough to have any regular rate. If however, I could be instrumental
in effecting a sale for you, I feel sure that we would not disagree as to compensation. I can only
try to turn purchasers in that direction, and if any go there, some of you must show them the land
and its advantages. Everything has been in such an unsettled state, that there was a hesitantcy about
making trades, but now that the election is over, perhaps there may be an improvement in this respect.
N. W. Ray
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