[May Tues 1]
Committee of Gig Harbor Squatters - Hunt,
Fonda, Moore, Collins, Schillein, Kimball &c
came to see me about settlement of the
Jeresich and Farrague claims. I have
offered, as attorney for Jeresich & Farrague,
to compromise by allowing each actual
settler from one to four acres of land where
his improvements stand, to be sold to them
after final proof, at $25.00 per acres.
They are in the main satisfied with this,
but some of them want more land - as
much as ten acres in some cases.
I have said to them that no one will be
allowed water front, and that no one
on water front north of Jeresich's house
will be given any privilege of holding
land. I have said to them plainly that
neither Jeresich nor the other claimants
would agree to any thing - that I alone
would make the agreement and that they
must look to me to have it consummated
after final proof - they agree to that.