Letter to Horace Hotchkiss, 30 June 1842

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June 30th. 1842
Esqr.
Dr Sir— Yours of the 27th. May has been received which I shall now briefly answer.
In regard to my application for the benefit of the Bankrupt act, there was no other course for me to pursue than the one I have already taken and as I have said before all my creditors will have to fare alike Your papers are inventory’d along with all the other property.
The influence this step may have upon our society either commercially or religiously is a matter we cannot stop to consult, as we had no alternative left. We have been compelled to pursue this course on account of the extreme pressure of the times, which continued to bear harder upon us untill we took the step we have.
A great pressure of buisness prevents my writing more at the present, your therefore excuse a short communication
I remain Yours resp[ectfull]y
Joseph Smith
By Clerk [p. 237]
June 30th. 1842
Esqr.
Dr Sir— Yours of the 27th. May has been received which I shall now briefly answer.
In regard to my application for the benefit of the Bankrupt act, there was no other course for me to pursue than the one I have already taken and as I have said before all my creditors will have to fare alike Your papers are inventory’d along with all the other property.
The influence this step may have upon our society either commercially or religiously is a matter we cannot stop to consult, as we had no alternative left. We have been compelled to pursue this course on account of the extreme pressure of the times, which continued to bear harder upon us untill we took the step we have.
A great pressure of buisness prevents my writing more at the present, your therefore excuse a short communication
I remain Yours respectfully
Joseph Smith
By Clerk [p. 237]
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