Letter to Horace Hotchkiss, 10 March 1842

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<2nd.> I have also received a communication from Dr Barton Robinson who  has property in the neighbourhood of Mr [John] Gillet to the amount of  $5,000. and proposes an exchange for property in , and I  understand Mr Gillet is willing to take the property. If it meets  your approbation, please let me know.
<3rd.> I would also make mention of Dr Modiset of ,  Ia, who proposes to pay over to you property to the amount of $20,000  or $50,000 real Estate, in & around & now Sir, if this and  such like property will answer your purpose I shall be able to  satisfy all your demands immediately or as soon as the transfers  can be effected.—
If you are agreed to Mr Gillets taking any or all of the  property specified as above & will please inform him of the same  and he will receipt the property to the individual of whom he  receives it, that receipt together with your letter of approval will  be a sufficient voucher for me to settle with those who shall thus  help to liquidate your claims on me
This Sir, is the most encouraging communication I am  able to make to you, for the State Bank of is down, or  rather the public have ceased to take her notes & there is no money  in circulation & all business is transacted by barter; and I see no  prospect of any better <times> or any prospect of our being able to render  you any better compensation than that above stated, if I could I  would gladly do so.— But for your interest, as an honest man  I must recommend you to get your pay the first chance that  offers.—
I assure you Sir— that the very kind feelings manifested  in your letter are reciprocated on my part and that nothing that  I can do shall be wanting to accomplish every thing to your  satisfaction
I remain Sir your friend Most Respectffully
Jos. Smith
clerk [p. 231]
2nd. I have also received a communication from Dr Barton Robinson who has property in the neighbourhood of Mr [John] Gillet to the amount of $5,000. and proposes an exchange for property in , and I understand Mr Gillet is willing to take the property. If it meets your approbation, please let me know.
3rd. I would also make mention of Dr Modiset of , Ia, who proposes to pay over to you property to the amount of $20,000 or $50,000 real Estate, in & around & now Sir, if this and such like property will answer your purpose I shall be able to satisfy all your demands immediately or as soon as the transfers can be effected.—
If you are agreed to Mr Gillets taking any or all of the property specified as above & will please inform him of the same and he will receipt the property to the individual of whom he receives it, that receipt together with your letter of approval will be a sufficient voucher for me to settle with those who shall thus help to liquidate your claims on me
This Sir, is the most encouraging communication I am able to make to you, for the State Bank of is down, or rather the public have ceased to take her notes & there is no money in circulation & all business is transacted by barter; and I see no prospect of any better times or any prospect of our being able to render you any better compensation than that above stated, if I could I would gladly do so.— But for your interest, as an honest man I must recommend you to get your pay the first chance that offers.—
I assure you Sir— that the very kind feelings manifested in your letter are reciprocated on my part and that nothing that I can do shall be wanting to accomplish every thing to your satisfaction
I remain Sir your friend Most Respectffully
Jos. Smith
clerk [p. 231]
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