Letter from Joseph Wood, 14 March 1843

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man and never fails to come after in cases of <​me when persons​> Want to see me on business of importance.
If you do not send write to me, but if you intend to help you must send, if you write, direct the Letter To Joseph Wood Esqr
Attorney & Cou[n]sellor at Law & Solicitor in Chancery
Manchester St Louis Missouri.
has informed me that Bro is dead, and there has been some disention among you, for this I am sorry. On a settlement I owe a few Dollars which I will pay to his widow when I come up— I have intended to come to for some time, but I could not well leave off business, and besides, although I have money owing to me, yet it is as much as I can do to collect enough to pay my Board & defray my expenses at court—, and people never think of a Lawyer’s fee for six or eight months after receiving services, except in criminal cases; the truth <​is​> my debtors are good, but times are so hard that they cannot get money, and the releaf law is such, that by law, you <​I​> cannot colle[c]t under a year or fifteen months after commencing an action.
This letter is intended for Joseph & the counsel or those to whom you and Joseph may think meet to show it, as well as yourself— told me to direct it to you.
Dear Brethren I am in the Abrahamick Faith, Your Brother Joseph Wood
To. Rev. Joseph Smith, Bish. The Presidency.
N. B. I have written this in haste and have left out several things I would have stated had I had time. [p. [3]]
man and never fails to come after me when persons Want to see me on business of importance.
If you do not send write to me, but if you intend to help you must send, if you write, direct the Letter To Joseph Wood Esqr
Attorney & Counsellor at Law & Solicitor in Chancery
Manchester St Louis Missouri.
has informed me that Bro is dead, and there has been some disention among you, for this I am sorry. On a settlement I owe a few Dollars which I will pay to his widow when I come up— I have intended to come to for some time, but I could not well leave off business, and besides, although I have money owing to me, yet it is as much as I can do to collect enough to pay my Board & defray my expenses at court—, and people never think of a Lawyer’s fee for six or eight months after receiving services, except in criminal cases; the truth is my debtors are good, but times are so hard that they cannot get money, and the releaf law is such, that by law, I cannot collect under a year or fifteen months after commencing an action.
This letter is intended for Joseph & the counsel or those to whom you and Joseph may think meet to show it, as well as yourself— told me to direct it to you.
Dear Brethren I am in the Abrahamick Faith, Your Brother Joseph Wood
To. Rev. Joseph Smith, Bish. The Presidency.
N. B. I have written this in haste and have left out several things I would have stated had I had time. [p. [3]]
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