Letter from Emma Smith, 3 May 1837

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May 3rd 1837
Ever affectionate husband, myself and the children are well   and are not very well, tho not dangerous. I do not know what to  tell you, not having but a few minutes to write, the situation of your business is such as  is very difficult for me to do any thing of any consequence, partnership matters give every  body such an unaccountable right to every particle of property or money that they can  lay their hands on, that there is no prospect of my getting one dollar of current money  or even get the grain you left for our bread, as I sent to the French place for that wheat  and brother Strong says that he shall let us only have ten bushel, he has sold the hay  and keeps the money. tells me he can’t get money to pay the postage of  the office. I spoke to about the money, and he appeared rather indifferent [p. 35]
May 3rd 1837
Ever affectionate husband, myself and the children are well and are not very well, tho not dangerous. I do not know what to tell you, not having but a few minutes to write, the situation of your business is such as is very difficult for me to do any thing of any consequence, partnership matters give every body such an unaccountable right to every particle of property or money that they can lay their hands on, that there is no prospect of my getting one dollar of current money or even get the grain you left for our bread, as I sent to the French place for that wheat and brother Strong says that he shall let us only have ten bushel, he has sold the hay and keeps the money. tells me he can’t get money to pay the postage of the office. I spoke to about money, and he appeared rather indifferent [p. 35]
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