Letterbook 2

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I have received no communication from you for some months back; if you wrote to  me, the letter has been broke open and detained no doubt; as has been the case  with a great quantity of letters from my friends of late and especially within the  past three months. Few if any letters for me can get through the Post Office in  this place and more particularly letters containing money and matters of much  importance. I am satisfied that and others connected with him  has been the means of doing incalculable injury not only to myself but to the  Citizens in general, and sir, under such a state of things you will have some  idea of the difficulties I have to encounter and the censure I have to bear through  the unjust conduct of that man and others whom he permits to interfere with the  Post Office business. Having said so much I must close for the present.  You will hereby understand my feelings upon the subject, and the reasons of  the course I have hitherto pursued.
With sentiments of due respect I remain as ever  Yours affectionately
Joseph Smith
P. S. Should it suit you better I am ready on my part to renew the  contract and would prefer it.
J. S.

Letter to Richard M. Young • 23 December 1842

copy Letter to Esqr.
Decr. 23rd. 1842
Esqr
Dear Sir. I write to inform you that I am now  prepared to accept Mr. John C. Walsh’s terms for the N.W 8— 6 N. 8 W as stated in  your last to me viz $2500 the first payment of $500 shall be deposited as you shall  direct which will be done as soon as you return an answer. The Balance in yearly payments  as stated in Mr. Walsh’s proposals. The price is certainly high but I have fortunately the means  at command to meet the contract so that I care not much for the $500 which he had  added to the price according to his first proposals. I am disposed on all occasions to  hold all contracts sacred; and so I do on this occasion and will give the gentleman his  price as last stated although the times are hard and landed property of com paratively little value. If you will have the papers executed and forward them at the earliest  opportunity I will esteem it as a favor and endeavor to satisfy you for your kindness.
Perhaps you will conclude to pay Mr. Walsh the first $500 and direct me where  to refund the money to you. I shall now consider the contract good and am preparing  to commence improving the land as soon as possible.
Let me have an answer as soon as convenient.
Yours respectfully
Joseph Smith
by his Agent [p. 242]
I have received no communication from you for some months back; if you wrote to me, the letter has been broke open and detained no doubt; as has been the case with a great quantity of letters from my friends of late and especially within the past three months. Few if any letters for me can get through the Post Office in this place and more particularly letters containing money and matters of much importance. I am satisfied that and others connected with him has been the means of doing incalculable injury not only to myself but to the Citizens in general, and sir, under such a state of things you will have some idea of the difficulties I have to encounter and the censure I have to bear through the unjust conduct of that man and others whom he permits to interfere with the Post Office business. Having said so much I must close for the present. You will hereby understand my feelings upon the subject, and the reasons of the course I have hitherto pursued.
With sentiments of due respect I remain as ever Yours affectionately
Joseph Smith
P. S. Should it suit you better I am ready on my part to renew the contract and would prefer it.
J. S.

Letter to Richard M. Young • 23 December 1842

copy Letter to Esqr.
Decr. 23rd. 1842
Esqr
Dear Sir. I write to inform you that I am now prepared to accept Mr. John C. Walsh’s terms for the N.W 8— 6 N. 8 W as stated in your last to me viz $2500 the first payment of $500 shall be deposited as you shall direct which will be done as soon as you return an answer. The Balance in yearly payments as stated in Mr. Walsh’s proposals. The price is certainly high but I have fortunately the means at command to meet the contract so that I care not much for the $500 which he had added to the price according to his first proposals. I am disposed on all occasions to hold all contracts sacred; and so I do on this occasion and will give the gentleman his price as last stated although the times are hard and landed property of comparatively little value. If you will have the papers executed and forward them at the earliest opportunity I will esteem it as a favor and endeavor to satisfy you for your kindness.
Perhaps you will conclude to pay Mr. Walsh the first $500 and direct me where to refund the money to you. I shall now consider the contract good and am preparing to commence improving the land as soon as possible.
Let me have an answer as soon as convenient.
Yours respectfully
Joseph Smith
by his Agent [p. 242]
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