Letter from Edward Hunter, 27 October 1841

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West Nantmeal Chester Co Pa Octr 27th <1841>
Beld. Brother
The power of attorney that Margaret Smith gave me could not be recorded in consequence of not being sanctioned by the Judge <or > of the state of , or Mr Guest would have paid part of it, he said If I would present a power according to law he would trye to pay part ◊◊ of it as soon as he could collect it (Brother Potter will state the situation more full <& further explane it>) I have purchaced good & they are packed up in boxes and marked, Ila, I got a bill of drye goods of Fitzgearld, Fry & Co. amounting to <D> 1987 .17 ◊◊ Shoes. Caps Boots & Baskets of <D> 395.81/100, Stationair 14.16/100 Silks <D> 376.72/100 and I gave Ephra[i]m Potter One hundred Dollars to pay for conveying the goods & expenses, I paid near Eleven hundred Dollars which I borrowed (for the goods) There is a perposial which I wish to make to you if you think proper, that is to take those goods to pay the Eleven hundred Dollars I owe you, and to answer the first payment on , Woodland of 104 acs & 160 acres East of . ½ mile, & s 40 acrs of Woo<dland> if you think it proper, perhaps & will take something less <than they asked>, do as you thing [think] proper & I will be satisfyed— Brother Henry Buckwalter it wishes to take a Steam Enjine <to > for a flour mill & I would wish to erect a steam Sawmill if I sell my Farms, we wish to have your opinion on that subject— we got home verry well but cost something more than we expected we saw a fine county— our family’s were well, [p. [1]]
West Nantmeal Chester Co Pa Octr 27th 1841
Beld. Brother
The power of attorney that Margaret Smith gave me could not be recorded in consequence of not being sanctioned by the Judge or of the state of , or Mr Guest would have paid part of it, he said If I would present a power according to law he would trye to pay part of it as soon as he could collect it (Brother Potter will state the situation more full & further explane it) I have purchaced good & they are packed up in boxes and marked, Ila, I got a bill of drye goods of Fitzgearld, Fry & Co. amounting to D 1987 .17 Shoes. Caps Boots & Baskets of D 395.81/100, Stationair 14.16/100 Silks D 36.72/100 and I gave Ephraim Potter One hundred Dollars to pay for conveying the goods & expenses, I paid near Eleven hundred Dollars which I borrowed (for the goods) There is a perposial which I wish to make to you if you think proper, that is to take those goods to pay the Eleven hundred Dollars I owe you, and to answer the first payment on , Woodland of 104 acs & 160 acres East of . ½ mile, & s 40 acrs of Woodland if you think it proper, perhaps & will take something less than they asked, do as you thing [think] proper & I will be satisfyed— Brother Henry Buckwalter wishes to take a Steam Enjine to for a flour mill & I would wish to erect a steam Sawmill if I sell my Farms, we wish to have your opinion on that subject— we got home verry well but cost something more than we expected we saw a fine county— our family’s were well, [p. [1]]
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