Letterbook 2

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Power of Attorney read—
Moved seconded and adopted, that the of this Meeting do make  out a copy of the minutes of this meeting, to be sent to the Committee at .
Meeting closed
Clerk
Copy
To The Comittee of Latterday Saints Caldwell Co Mo.

Letter from Jacob Stollings • 12 April 1839

Dear Sir Enclosed I send you the receipt which I promised and  if you will pay the necessary attention to it, and it will be a benefit to  the and to me, and I think with a little attention on your part  they can be produced, and any person who will deliver them at any point  in the so I can get them, I will compensate them well, as I know  you feel deeply interested in the welfare of the Church, and when you consider  that it will add to their character and look upon it in a proper light, you  will spare no pains in assisting me in the recovery of those books.
Yours &c in haste
Jacob Stollings
Joseph Smith Jr
, Davies County Mo
April 12th 1839
Know all men by these presents.
That I Jacob Stollings have this day agreed with  Joseph Smith Jr to release all members of the Mormon Church from any and all debts  due to me from them for goods sold to them by me at during the year 1838 on the  following condition viz: that said Joseph Smith Jr return or cause to be returned  to me the following books— one Ledger— three day books, and one day book of Groceries  which was taken from my store in when said store was burned,
And if said books are returned to me within four months this shall be a  receipt in full to all intents and purposes against any debt or debts due from  Said Mormons to me on said books, but if not returned, this is to be null and  void. Given under my hand this day and date before written. Ja
Jacob Stollings
Attest J Lynch

Letter to Jacob Stollings • 27 June 1839

Ill, June 27th 1839
Sir
In answer to yours concerning those books I have to say that I have made enquiry concerning them as far  as I consider there is any prospect of obtaining them for you, and not having been able to trace them in the  least degree I have determined to give up the pursuit, I would recommend you to enquire after  them of , as the only chance I know of at present. Your’s &c &c J. S. Jr
Mr Jacob Stollings. P S. Since writing the above I have ascertained of one man  (who told me) that he saw have the Books, but what he did with them he knows not.
J S
June 28 [p. 50]
Power of Attorney read—
Moved seconded and adopted, that the of this Meeting do make out a copy of the minutes of this meeting, to be sent to the Committee at .
Meeting closed
Clerk
Copy
To The Comittee of Latterday Saints Caldwell Co Mo.

Letter from Jacob Stollings • 12 April 1839

Dear Sir Enclosed I send you the receipt which I promised and if you will pay the necessary attention to it, and it will be a benefit to the and to me, and I think with a little attention on your part they can be produced, and any person who will deliver them at any point in the so I can get them, I will compensate them well, as I know you feel deeply interested in the welfare of the Church, and when you consider that it will add to their character and look upon it in a proper light, you will spare no pains in assisting me in the recovery of those books.
Yours &c in haste
Jacob Stollings
Joseph Smith Jr
, Davies County Mo
April 12th 1839
Know all men by these presents.
That I Jacob Stollings have this day agreed with Joseph Smith Jr to release all members of the Mormon Church from any and all debts due to me from them for goods sold to them by me at during the year 1838 on the following condition viz: that said Joseph Smith Jr return or cause to be returned to me the following books— one Ledger— three day books, and one day book of Groceries which was taken from my store in when said store was burned,
And if said books are returned to me within four months this shall be a receipt in full to all intents and purposes against any debt or debts due from Said Mormons to me on said books, but if not returned, this is to be null and void. Given under my hand this day and date before written.
Jacob Stollings
Attest J Lynch

Letter to Jacob Stollings • 27 June 1839

Ill, June 27th 1839
Sir
In answer to yours concerning those books I have to say that I have made enquiry concerning them as far as I consider there is any prospect of obtaining them for you, and not having been able to trace them in the least degree I have determined to give up the pursuit, I would recommend you to enquire after them of , as the only chance I know of at present. Your’s &c &c J. S. Jr
Mr Jacob Stollings. P S. Since writing the above I have ascertained of one man (who told me) that he saw have the Books, but what he did with them he knows not.
J S
June 28 [p. 50]
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