Letter to Horace Hotchkiss, 25 August 1841

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property than we are doing it. for your interest? If so, to  the alternative; I therefore propose in order to avoid  the perplexity and annoyance that has hitherto attended  the transaction, that you come and take the premises and  make the best you can of it. Or stand off and  give us an oppertunity, that we may manage the con cern, and enable ourselves by the management there of to meet our engagement as was originally con templated. We have taken a city plat at  at the head of navigation for vessels of heavy  towage on the most advantagious terms,  The proprietors waiting on us for the payment of  the plat until we can reallize the money from  the Sales, leaving to ourselves, a large and liberal  net proffit. We have been making every exertion  and used all the means at our command [to lay]  a foundation that will now begin to enable  us to meet our pecuniary engagements, and no  doubt in our minds, to the entire satisfaction  of all those concerned, if they will but  exercise a small degree of patience, and stay  a resort to Coersive Measures, which would kill  us in the germ, even before we can (by reason of  the season) begin to bud and blossom, in order  to bring forth a plentiful yield of fruit.
I am with considerations of high respect   your Obt. Servt.
Joseph Smith
P.S. Since writing the above,  I have had a conference with my Bro.  , who informs me that when he left   that he left with [p. [3]]
property than we are doing it. for your interest? If so, to the alternative; I therefore propose in order to avoid the perplexity and annoyance that has hitherto attended the transaction, that you come and take the premises and make the best you can of it. Or stand off and give us an oppertunity, that we may manage the concern, and enable ourselves by the management thereof to meet our engagement as was originally contemplated. We have taken a city plat at at the head of navigation for vessels of heavy towage on the most advantagious terms, The proprietors waiting on us for the payment of the plat until we can reallize the money from the Sales, leaving to ourselves, a large and liberal net proffit. We have been making every exertion and used all the means at our command [to lay] a foundation that will now begin to enable us to meet our pecuniary engagements, and no doubt in our minds, to the entire satisfaction of all those concerned, if they will but exercise a small degree of patience, and stay a resort to Coersive Measures, which would kill us in the germ, even before we can (by reason of the season) begin to bud and blossom, in order to bring forth a plentiful yield of fruit.
I am with considerations of high respect your Obt. Servt.
Joseph Smith
P.S. Since writing the above, I have had a conference with my Bro. , who informs me that when he left that he left with [p. [3]]
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