Letterbook 2

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Letter to Horace Hotchkiss • 10 December 1841

Copy of a letter to  Dated , Decr. 10th 1841
Esqr.
Dear Sir
Your two letters,  dated Oct. 11th & Nov. 9th 1841 have both been recd.  and that of the 9th Nov. is now before me.
I am glad that you are pleased with the  proceedings of our last Conference, relative to the  ”; concerning which, together with  some unpleasant feeling which had originated, partly from  a misunderstanding between us, and partly through the  inefficiency, neglect, or sickness of , I wrote to yr.  friend and partner Esqr. [Smith] Tuttle, some time since, which no  doubt you have seen before now, and with which I hope  you are also satisfied.
I have handed your request to the  of the “Times & Seasons”, who will forward you the papers  desired,
I am glad that settled with you  the $2500— note, but sorry that you suffered yourself  to lose in the sale of the land you had of him,
As regards the Cook’s Mills Tavern Stand, and the  one hundred and thirty seven acres of pine land, which  you propose to allow the church three thousand dollars  for, I have to say in reply, that I have consulted, not  only my own feelings as “Sole Trustee in trust” for the church,  but also the feelings of those of the Church whose  opinions I can always rely upon in such matters,  and the conclusion is that thirty two hundred dollars  is the least the property ought to be sold for. You can  therefore, have it for three thousand two hundred, which  is considerably less than it cost the church; we are  willing to make a partial sacrifice in the property,  but under the circumstances, think that you can  afford to give us two hundred dollars more than  you proposed.— The Health of our place is at this time  pretty good, & we hope it may continue to improve with the im provement of the .— I remain Very Respectfully &c.
Joseph Smith
pr. , Sec’y [p. 216]

Letter to Horace Hotchkiss • 10 December 1841

Copy of a letter to Dated , Decr. 10th 1841
Esqr.
Dear Sir
Your two letters, dated Oct. 11th & Nov. 9th 1841 have both been recd. and that of the 9th Nov. is now before me.
I am glad that you are pleased with the proceedings of our last Conference, relative to the “”; concerning which, together with some unpleasant feeling which had originated, partly from a misunderstanding between us, and partly through the inefficiency, neglect, or sickness of , I wrote to yr. friend and partner Esqr. Smith Tuttle, some time since, which no doubt you have seen before now, and with which I hope you are also satisfied.
I have handed your request to the of the “Times & Seasons”, who will forward you the papers desired,
I am glad that settled with you the $2500— note, but sorry that you suffered yourself to lose in the sale of the land you had of him,
As regards the Cook’s Mills Tavern Stand, and the one hundred and thirty seven acres of pine land, which you propose to allow the church three thousand dollars for, I have to say in reply, that I have consulted, not only my own feelings as “Sole Trustee in trust” for the church, but also the feelings of those of the Church whose opinions I can always rely upon in such matters, and the conclusion is that thirty two hundred dollars is the least the property ought to be sold for. You can therefore, have it for three thousand two hundred, which is considerably less than it cost the church; we are willing to make a partial sacrifice in the property, but under the circumstances, think that you can afford to give us two hundred dollars more than you proposed.— The Health of our place is at this time pretty good, & we hope it may continue to improve with the improvement of the .— I remain Very Respectfully &c.
Joseph Smith
pr. , Sec’y [p. 216]
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