Letter from Reuben McBride, 3 January 1842

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better than any boddy else he dose not rail out much he feels  uneasy he says he can do nothing in the situation he is in now  in the Church, whether he means to come there and setle with  you or not I do not know he preaches once in a while he has  one or two appointments out rount then they say he is a going quit  All parties in would be glad to see you here in the  Spring there would be no danger excepting debts [William] Perkins & [Salmon] Osborn  has the greatest Demands against you Perkins says he would not trouble  you but you will know better than I could advise you I s[h]ould  be very glad indeed my self, Br More would not except  the order you gave me he says you had his Hous and lot which  rented for $40, and that there was a years rent due he is not calcu ating to go to He has nearly as quite denied the faith  I had a note against him in favor of he would  do nothing about it I sued him he then prefered a char ge against me before the Bishop here Now I want to no [know]  if a brother refuses to pay a note of hand if I have got to  be brought before the authorities of the Church for Collecting  it or must I take him before the authorities here in the Ch.  I had very hard work to get the money to pay the tax  I asure you I run allmost night and Day for one week, I got  the money by the way of Br Christopher Dixon I had  the Land bid off for Br Dixon it was bid Down to 2 acres  So he has 2 acres for securities security I thought that would be [illegible]  best way it only made ten cents mor that was for w[illegible]  a certificate the amount of the tax was $33—91 tin cts ad[illegible]  makes $34.01 he wants the money in the spring I shall  have to depend on you for it for I know of no way to get it here  the Books I sent By br Woodard he never sold one he said  money was so scarce he come as far as Mt Vernon his horse  ran away and broke his Waggon all to pieces but did not Dama ge the Books he had to leave them it is 100 miles from here   has got a quantity of Hymn Books he got in ,  so there is not much prospect of selling manny at presant here   has sold out his Store of Goods he claims the rent of  the Store as it Stood in on your Lot when it was prisid  it now stands a little south of s h[o]use on the oposite side  of the Road
there has been 2 Executions livyed on your farm  here one in favor of Roy— [Ray] Boynton &c in the hands of  Mathews of he says he will take it in land  or he must have it secured the man who had something to do  with it was at I think his name was Devenport  Mathews says he will not throw of[f] any thing the Judgment  Stands against you   and J[ohn] W. Howden Amount $953,21
the other was levied by Perkins & osborn in favor of Some of  the criditors Perkins thinks the demands he has  might be paid in Lands at 50 cents on the Dollar [p. [2]]
better than any boddy else he dose not rail out much he feels uneasy he says he can do nothing in the situation he is in now in the Church, whether he means to come there and setle with you or not I do not know he preaches once in a while he has one or two appointments out rount then they say he is a going quit All parties in would be glad to see you here in the Spring there would be no danger excepting debts [William] Perkins & [Salmon] Osborn has the greatest Demands against you Perkins says he would not trouble you but you will know better than I could advise you I should be very glad indeed my self, Br More would not except the order you gave me he says you had his Hous and lot which rented for $40, and that there was a years rent due he is not calcuating to go to He has nearly as quite denied the faith I had a note against him in favor of he would do nothing about it I sued him he then prefered a charge against me before the Bishop here Now I want to no [know] if a brother refuses to pay a note of hand if I have got to be brought before the authorities of the Church for Collecting it or must I take him before the authorities here in the Ch. I had very hard work to get the money to pay the tax I asure you I run allmost night and Day for one week, I got the money by the way of Br Christopher Dixon I had the Land bid off for Br Dixon it was bid Down to 2 acres So he has 2 acres for security I thought that would be best way it only made ten cents mor that was for w a certificate the amount of the tax was $33—91 tin cts ad makes $34.01 he wants the money in the spring I shall have to depend on you for it for I know of no way to get it here the Books I sent By br Woodard he never sold one he said money was so scarce he come as far as Mt Vernon his horse ran away and broke his Waggon all to pieces but did not Damage the Books he had to leave them it is 100 miles from here has got a quantity of Hymn Books he got in , so there is not much prospect of selling manny at presant here has sold out his Store of Goods he claims the rent of the Store as it Stood on your Lot when it was prisid it now stands a little south of s house on the oposite side of the Road
there has been 2 Executions livyed on your farm here one in favor of Roy— Ray Boynton &c in the hands of Mathews of he says he will take it in land or he must have it secured the man who had something to do with it was at I think his name was Devenport Mathews says he will not throw off any thing the Judgment Stands against you and John W. Howden Amount $953,21
the other was levied by Perkins & osborn in favor of Some of the criditors Perkins thinks the demands he has might be paid in Lands at 50 cents on the Dollar [p. [2]]
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