Letter to Edward Hunter, 9 and 11 March 1842

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a handsome amount to build it— Some Eight or ten thousand dollars worth of goods would be of great advantage to this place, therefore if you or some of the Brethren would bring them on, I have no doubt but that I can arrange for them in some way to your (or their) advantage,
As to money matters here, the State Bank is down, and we Cannot tell you what Bank would be safe a month hence, I would say that Gold and Silver is the only safe money a man can keep these times, you can sell Specie here for more premium than you have to give, therefore there would be no loss, and it would be Safe, The Bank you deposit in might fail before you had time to draw out again——.
I am now very busily engaged in Translating, and therefore cannot give as much time to Public matters as I could wish, but will nevertheless do what I Can to forward your affairs
I will send you a memorandum of such goods as will suit this market,
Yours affectionately Joseph Smith [p. [2]]
a handsome amount to build it— Some Eight or ten thousand dollars worth of goods would be of great advantage to this place, therefore if you or some of the Brethren would bring them on, I have no doubt but that I can arrange for them in some way to your (or their) advantage,
As to money matters here, the State Bank is down, and we Cannot tell you what Bank would be safe a month hence, I would say that Gold and Silver is the only safe money a man can keep these times, you can sell Specie here for more premium than you have to give, therefore there would be no loss, and it would be Safe, The Bank you deposit in might fail before you had time to draw out again——.
I am now very busily engaged in Translating, and therefore cannot give as much time to Public matters as I could wish, but will nevertheless do what I Can to forward your affairs
I will send you a memorandum of such goods as will suit this market,
Yours affectionately Joseph Smith [p. [2]]
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