Letterbook 2

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Letter to George Boosinger • 24 February 1842
Copy of a Letter to Magoupin [Macoupin] Co Illinois
 
Feby 24th. 1842
Beloved Brother
Yours of the 24th. ult is received in relation to certain tithings of your neighbourhood being transferred to your account which you hold against the Church to the amount of $305.00 including $150, of your own.—
There are no receipts issued, for property received on tithing; but an entry is made in the Book of the Law of the Lord.— & parties living at a distance notified of the same.—
If the parties named will pay you the sums specified in your Letter and you will endorse the same, IE $305.00 on the obligation you hold against the church and give me notice accordingly, with a Schedule of individuals names & payments, the same shall be entered to their credit.— on tithing
Yours &c J. Smith
Scribe
Letter to Hiram Barney • 3 March 1842
Copy of a Letter to Hiram Barney Esqr 52 John St—
 
Hancock Co— Ill
Mch 3rd. 1842
Hiram Barney Esqr
Dear Sir
Yours of the 24th. of January in relation to Mr Fishers Land in this is received, and I feel to reciprocate the friendly sentiments therein contained and hope I may again have the pleasure of your society, & also of Messrs Silliman & Mitchell, when it shall suit your convenience to grant it
The Land you refer to is so situated that it is not likely to be a source of great profit to any one at present, there are several difficulties in the way of rendering it as valuable as are some other Lots in the vicinity, which I have not time to enumerate at present; but if we can come to any conclusions for an exchange, which might <prove> to our mutual advantage in the end I will be glad so to do.
Our city Lots are one acre each, and while good lands and near by, can be had for $3. and $5. pr acre, the citizens will not consent to be circumscribed to 1/12 of an acre; unless it be in some peculiar instances which have no prospect of any bearing upon the land in question for a long period, if ever— [p. 227]
Letter to George Boosinger • 24 February 1842
Copy of a Letter to Magoupin Macoupin Co Illinois
 
Feby 24th. 1842
Beloved Brother
Yours of the 24th. ult is received in relation to certain tithings of your neighbourhood being transferred to your account which you hold against the Church to the amount of $305.00 including $150, of your own.—
There are no receipts issued, for property received on tithing; but an entry is made in the Book of the Law of the Lord.— & parties living at a distance notified of the same.—
If the parties named will pay you the sums specified in your Letter and you will endorse the same, IE $305.00 on the obligation you hold against the church and give me notice accordingly, with a Schedule of individuals names & payments, the same shall be entered to their credit.— on tithing
Yours &c J. Smith
Scribe
Letter to Hiram Barney • 3 March 1842
Copy of a Letter to Hiram Barney Esqr 52 John St—
 
Hancock Co— Ill
Mch 3rd. 1842
Hiram Barney Esqr
Dear Sir
Yours of the 24th. of January in relation to Mr Fishers Land in this is received, and I feel to reciprocate the friendly sentiments therein contained and hope I may again have the pleasure of your society, & also of Messrs Silliman & Mitchell, when it shall suit your convenience to grant it
The Land you refer to is so situated that it is not likely to be a source of great profit to any one at present, there are several difficulties in the way of rendering it as valuable as are some other Lots in the vicinity, which I have not time to enumerate at present; but if we can come to any conclusions for an exchange, which might prove to our mutual advantage in the end I will be glad so to do.
Our city Lots are one acre each, and while good lands and near by, can be had for $3. and $5. pr acre, the citizens will not consent to be circumscribed to 1/12 of an acre; unless it be in some peculiar instances which have no prospect of any bearing upon the land in question for a long period, if ever— [p. 227]
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