152 Southern Historical Society Payers.
The tablet was of the dimensions of 5 feet high by 11 feet long, embracing an area of 55 square feet. It was necessary to remove the entire inscription to a depth of one inch, and re-cut the same with the restoration of the name of President Davis.
The tools with which this work was done consisted of twenty- four chisels and one hammer bought new for that work, and have never been used on any other work. These aforesaid tools are hereby sold to Mrs. Katie Walker Behan, of New Orleans, La., this 14th day of July, 1909, for the sum of fifty dollars, and are herewith turned over to her.
J. B. Horne.
Washington, D. C, July 14, 1909.
District of Columbia, ss. :
On this 14th day of July, A. D. 1909, personally appeared before me the said J. B. Horne, who being duly sworn, accord- ing to law, declared the matter and things set forth in the fore- going instrument to be true and correct to the best of his knowl- edge and belief, and the execution of same his act and deed.
John L. Fletcher, [Seal] Notary Public, D. C.
Washington, D. C, July 18, 1909.
Mrs. J. Enpers Robinson, Richmond, Ya. :
My Dear Madam, — I thank you for the favor of the informa- tion and suggestions contained in your note, and the copy of the letter written Mrs. Behan.
In attending to the matter entrusted to my hands by Mrs. Behan, I shall endeavor to safeguard beyond question the iden- tity of the tools and the legal transfer to Mrs. Behan.
I am very glad to learn that my letter to Mrs. Behan met with your approval.
Yours very respectfully,
Samuel E. Lewis, M. D., Chairman Monumental Committee, U. C. V.