Letter from Horace Hotchkiss, 30 December 1841

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Fair Haven 30th. Decr. 1841
Jos. Smith Esqr.
Dr. Sir— Yours of 10th. Decr. is at  hand and in reply to it I have the pleasure of  informing you that upon a perusal of your  letter by Mr [Smith] Tuttle and in a free conversation  with him relative to its contents we have  come to the conclusion to accept your offer  of the Cook Mills property and the 137 acres  Pine timber lands at 3200 dollars although  we consider the price too much— You  will therefore oblige by having the gentlemen  in whose name the title now is give us a  warrantee conveyance at your earliest con venience.
Accept for yourself and make to  all friends my respects and believe me your  sincere friend
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Fair Haven 30th. Decr. 1841
Jos. Smith Esqr.
Dr. Sir— Yours of 10th. Decr. is at hand and in reply to it I have the pleasure of informing you that upon a perusal of your letter by Mr [Smith] Tuttle and in a free conversation with him relative to its contents we have come to the conclusion to accept your offer of the Cook Mills property and the 137 acres Pine timber lands at 3200 dollars although we consider the price too much— You will therefore oblige by having the gentlemen in whose name the title now is give us a warrantee conveyance at your earliest convenience.
Accept for yourself and make to all friends my respects and believe me your sincere friend
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