Letter from John Mills, 1 September 1843

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<​September 1st​> 1843
Brother Joseph Smith <​sir​> I take this way of conveying mind <​my​> mind or wishes to you as a muiltiplisity of business hinders you from hearing me verbaly[.] some time in the summer of 1841 I purchased a fractional lot in of Br and got a deed from you and did not get it recorded immediately for I thought I was perfectly safe and knew no better untill I went to pay my taxes and was greatly disappointed to hear that an other man had a deed of my Lot and it was on record and I made you acquainted with the circumstance and you told to look me out another Lot that would suit me as well and cited me to a Lot where Mr. [John] Tidwell lives and I asked him a half acre in exchange for mine and he refused untill he could see you and I waited a while and went to him again and he said you gave him no satisfaction as you was huried with business and he told me to go to you myself and I accordingly did and you gave me no better satisfaction and now if I can get another Lot I would like to get it and build on it so as to move in to as soon as I can for I feel as if I lived on the half breed land, I will tell you <​my​> reasons for neglecting to get my deed on record
I Joined the church of Latter day saints in and was posessed of about 1500 dollars of money and priority and was directed that the [p. [1]]
September 1st 1843
Brother Joseph Smith sir I take this way of conveying my mind or wishes to you as a muiltiplisity of business hinders you from hearing me verbaly. some time in the summer of 1841 I purchased a fractional lot in of Br and got a deed from you and did not get it recorded immediately for I thought I was perfectly safe and knew no better untill I went to pay my taxes and was greatly disappointed to hear that an other man had a deed of my Lot and it was on record and I made you acquainted with the circumstance and you told to look me out another Lot that would suit me as well and cited me to a Lot where Mr. [John] Tidwell lives and I asked him a half acre in exchange for mine and he refused untill he could see you and I waited a while and went to him again and he said you gave him no satisfaction as you was huried with business and he told me to go to you myself and I accordingly did and you gave me no better satisfaction and now if I can get another Lot I would like to get it and build on it so as to move in to as soon as I can for I feel as if I lived on the half breed land, I will tell you my reasons for neglecting to get my deed on record
I Joined the church of Latter day saints in and was posessed of about 1500 dollars of money and priority and was directed that the [p. [1]]
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