This is an excerpt from a letter to H. J. Whitley in 1916
My Dear Mr. Whitley, April 20th, 1916
I could have told them that you caused millions of bales of cotton to grow where none grew before by buying the first seed cotton, shipping it into that new country and distributing it free to the few doubting farmers there. How the cattlemen declared that grass was the best asset of that Country. How the “nester” from Texas declared that it was too far north to grow corn or wheat – (weevil would eat it).
Were you to make a million out of the San Fernando deal, it would not be commensurate with that we participants have gotten, considering the efforts put forth.
With best wishes for you continued good health and prosperity.
Very Truly yours.
D. D. Sayer