Letterbook 2

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Letter to Edward Hunter • 26 January 1842
Copy of a Letter to Esqr
West Nantmeal, Chester Co. Pa—
 
, January 26. 1842
Mr
Dear Sir,
I write you at this moment to let you know that I have been obliged to transfer your note of $1000 to Messrs & , in settleme[n]t as collateral security, Therefore you will please forward $1100 of the money you shall get on the Letter of Attorney from , to Messr Law’s for the redemption of your note which I transferred to them, and I will make the application of the same to the purposes you have desired and according to my letters to you of the 5th of January & 21 of December, In which I mentioned to you particularly about the situation of affairs here, and also about the forwading of the Letter of Attorney from , according to your request.
Do not suppose, Sir, that I have made the above transfer to crowd upon you, Far from it, It has been a matter of necessity & will not injure you as the money you get on the power of Attorney is coming to me, & if a part is applied to liquidate your note to Law, & the note returns to my hands it will be the same to you as though the transfer had not been made, & the remainder you will please retain according to my last letter.
The Church is in a prosperous condition, & the saints are exerting themselves with all their power to complete the . The health of the is good.
I am paying for your house in goods, & also the land I bought of Robinson, for you. Mr Robinson has proferred me other lands in addition which I shall secure as soon as I can draw the writings—
We have no answer from yet. Though I think there is no doubt I shall get the Land.
With my best wishs, I remain your Bro in Christ.
Joseph Smith
Scribe [p. 226]
Letter to Edward Hunter • 26 January 1842
Copy of a Letter to Esqr
West Nantmeal, Chester Co. Pa—
 
, January 26. 1842
Mr
Dear Sir,
I write you at this moment to let you know that I have been obliged to transfer your note of $1000 to Messrs & , in settlement as collateral security, Therefore you will please forward $1100 of the money you shall get on the Letter of Attorney from , to Messr Law’s for the redemption of your note which I transferred to them, and I will make the application of the same to the purposes you have desired and according to my letters to you of the 5th of January & 21 of December, In which I mentioned to you particularly about the situation of affairs here, and also about the forwading of the Letter of Attorney from , according to your request.
Do not suppose, Sir, that I have made the above transfer to crowd upon you, Far from it, It has been a matter of necessity & will not injure you as the money you get on the power of Attorney is coming to me, & if a part is applied to liquidate your note to Law, & the note returns to my hands it will be the same to you as though the transfer had not been made, & the remainder you will please retain according to my last letter.
The Church is in a prosperous condition, & the saints are exerting themselves with all their power to complete the . The health of the is good.
I am paying for your house in goods, & also the land I bought of Robinson, for you. Mr Robinson has proferred me other lands in addition which I shall secure as soon as I can draw the writings—
We have no answer from yet. Though I think there is no doubt I shall get the Land.
With my best wishs, I remain your Bro in Christ.
Joseph Smith
Scribe [p. 226]
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