This is an appeal and cross-appeal from the Vice-Chancellor's denial of exceptions taken by certain minority stockholders (stockholders) and by the surviving corporation, Kirby Lumber Company (Kirby) to the appraiser's final report following a short form merger (8 Del.C. § 253). Alfred Folweiler, another stockholder, appeals from the rejection by the Vice-Chancellor of his timely letter addressed to Kirby which the Vice-Chancellor ruled was inadequate to constitute a demand for appraisal. The factual and historical background leading to the merger and cash out of Kirby's minority stockholders by Santa Fe Industries, Inc. (Santa Fe) are detailed throughout the Vice-Chancellor's opinion. 395 A.2d 730 (1978). Reference is made to the Vice-Chancellor's opinion here to avoid unnecessary repetition.