By permission and courtesy of the Chicago Park District Special Collections.
(The accepted bid.)







Chicago Ill

Aug 18th / 72

To the honorable Board of Park Commissioners

Gentlemen

We will disinter box and remove and bury at the county farm the bodies now buried in the potters field at Lincoln Park for one dollar and ninety five cents (1.95) per head -
We will remove head stones head boards and railings and reset them on the graves for eighty cents (80) - In the cases of the bodies you to furnish the boxes -

Respectfully Yours
Ben Miller
Jos H. Ernst

By permission and courtesy of the Chicago Park District Special Collections.
(the bid that was not accepted)


Chicago Aug. 27th 1872

Jos. Stockton Esq and Lincoln Park Commissioners

Gentlemen

I propose to remove the "Bodies" interred in that portion of the Old Cemetery known as the Potters Field, including the removal of the Tomb Stones and Railings and to transport them and re-inter them in the County Farm at Jefferson as follows - viz: to remove the "Bodies" Five (5) dollars Each; to remove the Tomb Stones Four (4) dollars Each; and to remove and reconstruct the Railings, Six (6) dollars Each grave.

Yours respectfully

Phillip Devitt
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