Letter from Horace Hotchkiss, 12 April 1842

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12 April 1842
Joseph Smith Esqr.
Dr Sir— Yours of 10th. is at hand— I am at this time exceedingly busy and shall therefore reply in very few words— Mr [Smith] Tuttle has written to relative to the lands in his vicinity and we shall soon know the opinion of upon the subject of their value— I am aware of the total failure of the State Bank of and can readily perceive that it leaves your without a sound currency but being a stockholder in that Bank I will receive in payment of interest say three to six <thousand> dollars of the notes of this institution at par and if you or your friends should not have it on hand you can no doubt borrow it on very favourable terms—
With the highest Respect I am your Obt Sevt
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12 April 1842
Joseph Smith Esqr.
Dr Sir— Yours of 10th. is at hand— I am at this time exceedingly busy and shall therefore reply in very few words— Mr [Smith] Tuttle has written to relative to the lands in his vicinity and we shall soon know the opinion of upon the subject of their value— I am aware of the total failure of the State Bank of and can readily perceive that it leaves your without a sound currency but being a stockholder in that Bank I will receive in payment of interest say three to six thousand dollars of the notes of this institution at par and if you or your friends should not have it on hand you can no doubt borrow it on very favourable terms—
With the highest Respect I am your Obt Sevt
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