Letter of Introduction from Matthew Pine for Harrison Kimball, 4 May 1844
Matthew Pine, Letter of Introduction, , St. Louis Co., MO, to JS, , Hancock Co., IL, for Harrison Kimball, 4 May 1844; handwriting presumably of Matthew Pine; docket in handwriting of ; one page, JS Collection, CHL. Includes postal markings.
May 4th. 1844
Joseph Smith Esqr.
The bearer of this, Mr Harrison Kimball, is visiting your , for the purpose of permanently establishing himself in business— he is connected with your cousin, JamesC. 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. Mr. & Mrs. Wasson— [p. ]