Letter from Isaac W. Stathem, 10 May 1843

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May 10th 1843
Dear brother in the Lord
I embrace this oppertunity to Let you [k]now that I and my wiffe has not forgot you and famaley. we are well at present and and in hopes those lines will find you all well.
I have bin striven hard this last year to get a nuff [enough] a head to come out this spring but by being Cheeted out of a good deal I am a fraid that I will not be able to come out this spring but it is my wish.
but I wish you to [k]now I left my Retens [returns?] and bisness in ’s hands and he has not bin the man to send me anney word concerning it I sent him a letter last spring and at the same time send sent out a small pa[ck]age of goods by brother Coplen & others those goods was directed to you and I stated in the letter I wished those goods sold and the proseeds paid over to Brother Mathes [Mathews] on that Land I bought of him like wise enformed him that when [Arthur] Morrissons year was up their would be from 10 to 15 dollers due me thar and for to Collect those moneys and pay them over [to] Mathews and get a settlement with Mathews and Lat me [k]now by a letter what the ballence was comeing and I would get the money a[nd] send it out the first oppertunitey but I have not never bin able to [k]now how the things stands [p. [1]]
May 10th 1843
Dear brother in the Lord
I embrace this oppertunity to Let you know that I and my wiffe has not forgot you and famaley. we are well at present and in hopes those lines will find you all well.
I have bin striven hard this last year to get a nuff [enough] a head to come out this spring but by being Cheeted out of a good deal I am a fraid that I will not be able to come out this spring but it is my wish.
but I wish you to [k]now I left my Retens [returns?] and bisness in ’s hands and he has not bin the man to send me anney word concerning it I sent him a letter last spring and at the same time sent out a small package of goods by brother Coplen & others those goods was directed to you and I stated in the letter I wished those goods sold and the proseeds paid over to Brother Mathes [Mathews] on that Land I bought of him like wise enformed him that when [Arthur] Morrissons year was up their would be from 10 to 15 dollers due me thar and for to Collect those moneys and pay them over [to] Mathews and get a settlement with Mathews and Lat me [k]now by a letter what the ballence was comeing and I would get the money and send it out the first oppertunitey but I have not never bin able to know how the things stands [p. [1]]
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