Ill, 27th May
We have thought well to write you by , on the subject of our purchase of lands here, in order
to stir up Your pure mind to a remembrance of the situation in which we have been
placed by the act of the of the having appointed us
to transact business <here> for the Church. We have as is
known to the Church in general; made purchases, And entered into contracts And
promised payments of monies for all which we now stand responsible.
Now as money seems to come in too slowly in order that that we may be able to
meet our obligations— we have determined to call upon the liberality of
Father Biggler through the agency of ,
request that he will place in his hands for us, the sum of five or six hundred
dollars for which he shall have the security of the said Committee, also, through
the agency of ,
the thanks of the Church besides.
Joseph Smith Jr