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[[underline]] July 20. [[/underline]] Mr. [[red underline]] Babbage [[/red underline]] who is lawyer for [[red underline]] Harry Black Estate [[/red underline]] came to see me to [[red underline]] sell the Black [[/red underline]] property. He offered ^[[it f]] [[red underline]]  $35000. [[/red underline]] Told him [[red underline]] $30000 ^[[cash]] my limit [[/red underline]] and would want insured title and free from all taxes liens etc. - Hot.
[[underline]] July 21. [[/underline]] Sultry day & showers Thermometer at night only 80˚F in my room but air saturated with humidity, [[strikethrough]] then [[/strikethrough]] adding discomfort
[[underline]] July 22. [[/underline]] Left [[strikthrough]] Yonk [[/strikethrough]] Snug Rock 7:15 with car drove to Bloomfield where remained till 4 P.M. [[red underline]] Redman away on vacation so had to do with Archie Weith. [[/red underline]] Talked over matters of [[red underline]] economy [[/red underline]] and visited different departments. Beginning with Air drying varnishes (Turkington) Then Halowax dept. Then [[red underline]] Paper mill [[/red underline]] which that day was [[red underline]] manufacturing [[/red underline]] 
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[[red underline]] black paper in a satisfactory way [[/red underline]] Then [[red underline]] Pantone [[/red underline]] department where saw [[red underline]] Maechlin and Higginson [[/red underline]] installing their machinery. Say they will be ready in a month. etc. 
Took supper at U.C. - tiresome voyage on sultry day. Feel very tired. [[red underline]] Am unfavorably impressed [[/red underline]] with [[strikethrough]] reckless [[/strikethrough]] [[red underline]] extravagance in equipment and money spending of laboratory. Many needless expenses [[/red underline]]
[[underline]] July 23. [[/underline]] At office. Hot and sultry Long discussion with [[red underline]] Rossi and George about conditions in Bloomfield [[/red underline]] etc.  They also want my decision as to a [[red underline]] proposed arrangement with men in Dayton concerning a new synthetic resin made from petroleum Told them must have it tested first before talking further [[/red underline]] on subject and will do so tomorrow when I go to Bloomfield
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