Letter from Edward Hunter, 27 October 1841

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we were a little longer geting the goods than  I expected, in consequence of borrowing the money,  but have settled a correspondane [correspondence] in which  I think will be beneficial if we make our payments  punctual they appear to be Honest Men,— Pleas  to tell Margaret Smith that I called on John Gest  last evening & he appeared more willing to pay &  said he was pleased with the words of the power, she  gave me & he would pay part of it soon & the remainder  as soon as he could with propriety Collect it all the  objection was that it had not the Great seal of the  State & santioned by the Judges of the Court Mr Potter will  explain it, Mr Ivins’s is in , going out <to > tomorrow  they have considerable of Merchandize with them
If there is any enough to discharge Dr s  Note that is due in the spring that he holds against me  after you & & 1st pay[m]ent, pay him,  [Drawing of pointing hand] or if you see proper to expend it in finishing my  hous & I will pay in the Spring when it is due  Pleas to Write to me soon I shall be well pleasd  to have your opinion on those Subjects. I am in good  health & my family & hope you & all around are well
Yours Sincerely—
Mr Joseph Smith [p. [2]]
we were a little longer geting the goods than I expected, in consequence of borrowing the money, but have settled a correspondane [correspondence] in which I think will be beneficial if we make our payments punctual they appear to be Honest Men,— Pleas to tell Margaret Smith that I called on John Gest last evening & he appeared more willing to pay & said he was pleased with the words of the power, she gave me & he would pay part of it soon & the remainder as soon as he could with propriety Collect it all the objection was that it had not the Great seal of the State & santioned by the Judges of the Court Mr Potter will explain it, Mr Ivins’s is in , going out to tomorrow they have considerable of Merchandize with them
If there is enough to discharge Dr s Note that is due in the spring that he holds against me after you & & 1st payment, pay him, [Drawing of pointing hand] or if you see proper to expend it in finishing my hous & I will pay in the Spring when it is due Pleas to Write to me soon I shall be well pleasd to have your opinion on those Subjects. I am in good health & my family & hope you & all around are well
Yours Sincerely—
Mr Joseph Smith [p. [2]]
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