Letter from Matthew Pine, 4 May 1844

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May 4th. 1844
Joseph Smith Esqr.
Dr. Sir
The bearer of this, Mr Harrison Kimball, is visiting your , for the purpose of permantently establishing himself in business—, he is connected with your Cousin, James C. Smith— of the firm of Smith & Blackwood of this — you will recollect, that I spoke to you about your Cousin James— and I beg of you to interest yourself for my friend Kimball— who you may consider as the representative of Cousin James
Please give Mr Kimball your friendship— for I assure you, you will find it not misplaced—
We have often heard of great slanders against you— I am inclined to think them generally unfounded—
Wishing you health & happiness
I remain Respectfully Yours— Mathw. Pine
P.S. Mr Graves is now in business at Grafton— My best respects to & to Julia— also to Mr & — [p. [1]]
May 4th. 1844
Joseph Smith Esqr.
Dr. Sir
The bearer of this, Mr Harrison Kimball, is visiting your , for the purpose of permantently establishing himself in business—, he is connected with your Cousin, James C. Smith— of the firm of Smith & Blackwood of this — you will recollect, that I spoke to you about your Cousin James— and I beg of you to interest yourself for my friend Kimball— who you may consider as the representative of Cousin James
Please give Mr Kimball your friendship— for I assure you, you will find it not misplaced—
We have often heard of great slanders against you— I am inclined to think them generally unfounded—
Wishing you health & happiness
I remain Respectfully Yours— Mathw. Pine
P.S. Mr Graves is now in business at Grafton— My best respects to & to Julia— also to & — [p. [1]]
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