Letter from Don Carlos Smith, 3 June 1841

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city of , June 3rd, 1841
Brother Joseph
I have made a purchase  of 160 acres of land as good as ever  laid out of doors; it is situated Just  two miles from the on a beau tiful undulating prairie and is the  west half of the south half of section  3rd. I wish you would sell it for me  the first opportunity, perhaps you  may have an opportunity the while I  am gone. can give all  necessary information as he owns  the other half Quarter of the same  Section. The price is $7.00 per acre  or one thousand dollars for the Quar ter, one half down the balance in  one, two, & three years. If you will sell  this for me, Brother Joseph, you  will confer a lasting favor on one  that will stand by (the “Rack hay or  no hay”) you through time & in eterni ty. The Quarter is an excellent purchase  for some body, and whoever gets it  will get a fortune. It is wholly un connected with ’s as far  as the contract is concerned. I have  Paid one hundred dollars down on the  land, and have some lenity on the balance. [p. [1]]
city of , June 3rd, 1841
Brother Joseph
I have made a purchase of 160 acres of land as good as ever laid out of doors; it is situated Just two miles from the on a beautiful undulating prairie and is the west half of the south half of section 3rd. I wish you would sell it for me the first opportunity, perhaps you may have an opportunity while I am gone. can give all necessary information as he owns the other Quarter of the same Section. The price is $7.00 per acre or one thousand dollars for the Quarter, one half down the balance in one, two, & three years. If you will sell this for me, Brother Joseph, you will confer a lasting favor on one that will stand by (the “Rack hay or no hay”) you through time & in eternity. The Quarter is an excellent purchase for some body, and whoever gets it will get a fortune. It is wholly unconnected with ’s as far as the contract is concerned. I have Paid one hundred dollars down on the land, and have some lenity on the balance. [p. [1]]
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