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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