Letter from Amos Ladd, 15 June 1844

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Jun 15th. 1844
Gen Joseph Smith
Dear
Sir I have been informed that a writte was issued— against the Steam Ferry New Purchase for wharfage on Tuesday last but no such writte has been se[r]ved or shown to me and I am anxious to learn of the facts of the case if it is required I will Pay wharfage with the greatest of pleasure but I would dislike to have cost to Pay in addition I expect to visit this place with my boat at least once a weeke during the season you will confer a favor on me by informing me in relation to the ordinances regulating wharfage &c It has been rum[o]r[e]d that the New Purchase was employed to conv[e]y to an armed force to attack the citizens in connexion with other companies on a/c [account] of the late difficulties at your place but it is not true I assure you that the Boat will not be employed in any unlawful Enternprise & I further assur[e] you that there is no unkoind feeling existing in our place against the people of your place
I remain yours with respect
A[mos] Ladd Capt of the New Purchase
Gen Joseph Smith)
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Jun 15th. 1844
Gen Joseph Smith
Dear
Sir I have been informed that a writte was issued— against the Steam Ferry New Purchase for wharfage on Tuesday last but no such writte has been served or shown to me and I am anxious to learn the facts of the case if it is required I will Pay wharfage with the greatest of pleasure but I would dislike to have cost to Pay in addition I expect to visit this place with my boat at least once a weeke during the season you will confer a favor on me by informing me in relation to the ordinances regulating wharfage &c It has been rumored that the New Purchase was employed to convey to an armed force to attack the citizens in connexion with other companies on a/c [account] of the late difficulties at your place but it is not true I assure you that the Boat will not be employed in any unlawful Enternprise & I further assure you that there is no unkoind feeling existing in our place against the people of your place
I remain yours with respect
Amos Ladd Capt of the New Purchase
Gen Joseph Smith)
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