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and for the the to the and he four not man best with said unlocked that was a was had this first title a end fell Keep Calm, Drake Advises To the officers of the oil company which hired him, Drake directed this letter. Written in Titusville Titusville on March 24, I860, five months after the first well, it says: "Dear Friends, Bowditch and Townsend. Your telegrams just received. I have been down sick. Will have the oil shipped Tuesday Tuesday as I cannot get cars before that time. Will come to New Haven as soon as possible. Don't get excited over anything you hear. Our second well is a good one. Yours, etc., E. L. Drake." Three comments are deserved: (1) Drake was sick again, as usual; (2) cars for hauling oil were scarce—and would continue to be for years; (3) Drake was over-optimistic about the second well. It never was "good." well known story of Brewer, Eveleth, Eveleth, Bissell and others and Silliman's to well stationary, not late his the oil." the this two oak | ! was ; the ! | | 27, drill out he the

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  1. The Titusville Herald,
  2. 24 Aug 1959, Mon,
  3. Page 203

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