History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

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Addenda • 21 December 1841

Dec 21st 1841
<Page 1266> Mr , Beloved Brother,— Yours of the 27th of October came  to hand at a late date, but I am now able to say to you that the  power of Attorney is executed and sent up to the Clerk’s Office for the Seal  of State, and will be forwarded direct from them; it is now on the  way most probably.
Your letter did not arrive till after Mr Potter returned with the  goods, which I received in safety, and Bro Potter has started on a  mission to the inhabitants of Jamaica, one of the west India isles.
I will accept the goods as you propose on your debt, so far as  it goes, and answer the remainder on the payments which you mention  as they become due.
I have purchased 90 acres of timber land in the vicinity  of , a little up the river, and have made proposals to  but as yet, am waiting for him to receive answers from his correspondent  in the East. I shall be able to purchase all the wood land you will  want in a little time.
As it respects Steam engines and mills, my opinion is we  cannot have too many of them. This place has suffered exceedingly  for <from the want of> such mills in our midst and neither one nor two can do the  business of this place another season. We have no good grain or  board mill in this place and most of our flour and lumber has to  be brought 20 miles which subjects us to great inconvenience.
The is rapidly advancing. Many new buildings have  been erected since you left us, and many more would have arisen  if brick and lumber could have been obtained. There is scarce any  limits which can be imagined to the mills and machinery, and  manufacturing of all kinds, which might be put into profitable  operation in this ; and even if others should raise a mill before  you get here, it need be no discouragement either to you or Bro  Buckwalter for it will be difficult for the mills to keep pace with  the growth of the place, and you will do well to bring the engine.  If you can persuade any of the brethren who are manufacturers of  woollens or cottons to come and establish their business, do so.
I have not ascertained definitely as yet how far the goods will go  towards liquidating ’s note, or finishing your house; but this  I can say, I will make the most of it, and benefit you every possible  way.
Your message is delivered to , and she will be glad [p. 47]

Addenda • 21 December 1841

Dec 21st 1841
Page 1266 Mr , Beloved Brother,— Yours of the 27th of October came to hand at a late date, but I am now able to say to you that the power of Attorney is executed and sent up to the Clerk’s Office for the Seal of State, and will be forwarded direct from them; it is now on the way most probably.
Your letter did not arrive till after Mr Potter returned with the goods, which I received in safety, and Bro Potter has started on a mission to the inhabitants of Jamaica, one of the west India isles.
I will accept the goods as you propose on your debt, so far as it goes, and answer the remainder on the payments which you mention as they become due.
I have purchased 90 acres of timber land in the vicinity of , a little up the river, and have made proposals to but as yet, am waiting for him to receive answers from his correspondent in the East. I shall be able to purchase all the wood land you will want in a little time.
As it respects Steam engines and mills, my opinion is we cannot have too many of them. This place has suffered exceedingly from the want of such mills in our midst and neither one nor two can do the business of this place another season. We have no good grain or board mill in this place and most of our flour and lumber has to be brought 20 miles which subjects us to great inconvenience.
The is rapidly advancing. Many new buildings have been erected since you left us, and many more would have arisen if brick and lumber could have been obtained. There is scarce any limits which can be imagined to the mills and machinery, and manufacturing of all kinds, which might be put into profitable operation in this ; and even if others should raise a mill before you get here, it need be no discouragement either to you or Bro Buckwalter for it will be difficult for the mills to keep pace with the growth of the place, and you will do well to bring the engine. If you can persuade any of the brethren who are manufacturers of woollens or cottons to come and establish their business, do so.
I have not ascertained definitely as yet how far the goods will go towards liquidating ’s note, or finishing your house; but this I can say, I will make the most of it, and benefit you every possible way.
Your message is delivered to , and she will be glad [p. 47]
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