Letterbook 2

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Letter to Edward Hunter • 9 March 1842
Copy of Letter to Mr West nantmeal La Chester Co. Penn
March 9th. 1842
Bro.
Dear Sir—. I yesterday had the pleasure of receiving your letter of Feby 10th. am much pleased that you have effected a sale, and are so soon to be with us &c.
I have purchased the lands you desired, and will use my influence to have the improvements made which you wish. Bro Weiler received your letter and says he will do what he can to have all things done
The Power of Attorney, I will forward to you with all its due forms
The eight hundred dollars for the & I wish you to bring in goods, which I will give you stock and credit for as soon as received.—
I wish you to invest as much money as you possibly can in goods to bring here, and I will purchase them of you when you come if we can agree on terms, or you can have my new to rent, I wish the business kept up by some one in the building, as it is a very fine house, and cost me a handsome amount to build it. Some eight or ten thousand dollars worth of goods would be of great advantage to this place therefore if you or some of the Brethren would bring them on I have no doubt but that I can arrange for them in some way to your (or their) advantage.
As to money matters here, the State Bank is down and we cannot tell you what Bank would be safe a month hence. I would say that Gold and Silver is the only safe money a man can keep these times, you can sell specie here for more premium than you have to give, therefore there would be no loss, and it would be safe, the Bank you deposite in might fail before you had time to draw out again.—
I am now very busily engaged in translating, and therefore cannot give as much time to Public matters as I could wish, but will nevertheless do what I can to forward your affairs.—
I will send you a memorandum of such goods as will suit this Market
Yours Affectionately
Josh. Smith [p. 229]
Letter to Edward Hunter • 9 March 1842
Copy of Letter to Mr West nantmeal La Chester Co. Penn
March 9th. 1842
Bro.
Dear Sir—. I yesterday had the pleasure of receiving your letter of Feby 10th. am much pleased that you have effected a sale, and are so soon to be with us &c.
I have purchased the lands you desired, and will use my influence to have the improvements made which you wish. Bro Weiler received your letter and says he will do what he can to have all things done
The Power of Attorney, I will forward to you with all its due forms
The eight hundred dollars for the & I wish you to bring in goods, which I will give you stock and credit for as soon as received.—
I wish you to invest as much money as you possibly can in goods to bring here, and I will purchase them of you when you come if we can agree on terms, or you can have my new to rent, I wish the business kept up by some one in the building, as it is a very fine house, and cost me a handsome amount to build it. Some eight or ten thousand dollars worth of goods would be of great advantage to this place therefore if you or some of the Brethren would bring them on I have no doubt but that I can arrange for them in some way to your (or their) advantage.
As to money matters here, the State Bank is down and we cannot tell you what Bank would be safe a month hence. I would say that Gold and Silver is the only safe money a man can keep these times, you can sell specie here for more premium than you have to give, therefore there would be no loss, and it would be safe, the Bank you deposite in might fail before you had time to draw out again.—
I am now very busily engaged in translating, and therefore cannot give as much time to Public matters as I could wish, but will nevertheless do what I can to forward your affairs.—
I will send you a memorandum of such goods as will suit this Market
Yours Affectionately
Josh. Smith [p. 229]
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