Letter from Reuben McBride, 28 February 1844

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Feb 28th 1844
President J. Smith
Dear Brother
I will now inform you respecting affairs here your letter to stured up his rath and indignation against you and the Church he went to with Lyman Cowdery and stured them up and got them to Leavy an execution on the farm with the Sheriff from they Levyed on the house and Lot where formerly lived another on the same side the Road of also on the house and Lot where Br. used to live on Br. house and Lot also on a thirteen Acres of Land lying up the hollow to the right hand of the Road as you <​go​> up the hill toards Saml. Canfields or west of that road being part of that his farm Deeded by Saml. Canfield to Joseph Smith Jr says it so stands on Record he thinks it they will hold that anny how it was prised [priced] at $4, per acre if it has been Deeded to anny other one by you it must <​be​> shown or give such advis [advice] as you think best the farm was prised at $18,00 so I am informed for I was not at home at the time it was apraised this Judgment was obtained in favor of Kelley I think was the name Br. Bond was Special Bail he feels some uneasy about it Amt. of Judg $3,00<​0​> Osbon says he will take property at 50 cent on the Dollar or 50 <​cts on the Dollar in property​> Said he did not know but he should come to to see about it they say that they are determined to carry it through and try the title if they have to go to the Cort in bank— will asist them all he can and if possible hold posession till they can sell <​and​> so keep him in posession still he was put in posession of the house and Lot by Danl Carter he gave him a lease and I am instructed by Hitchcock & Wilder to get that lease immediately we want it back here by the 1st day of A[p]ril so as to get him out of the house before they can give him posession [p. [1]]
Feb 28th 1844
President J. Smith
Dear Brother
I will now inform you respecting affairs here your letter to stured up his rath and indignation against you and the Church he went to with Lyman Cowdery and stured them up and got them to Leavy an execution on the farm with the Sheriff from they Levyed on the house and Lot where formerly lived another on the same side the Road of also on the house and Lot where Br. used to live on Br. house and Lot also on thirteen Acres of Land lying up the hollow to the right hand of the Road as you go up the hill toards Saml. Canfields or west of that road being part of his farm Deeded by Saml. Canfield to Joseph Smith Jr says it so stands on Record he thinks they will hold that anny how it was prised [priced] at $4, per acre if it has been Deeded to anny other one by you it must be shown or give such advis [advice] as you think best the farm was prised at $18,00 so I am informed for I was not at home at the time it was apraised this Judgment was obtained in favor of Kelley I think was the name Br. Bond was Special Bail he feels some uneasy about it Amt. of Judg $3,000 Osbon says he will take property at 50 cent on the Dollar or 50 cts on the Dollar in property Said he did not know but he should come to to see about it they say that they are determined to carry it through and try the title if they have to go to the Cort in bank— will asist them all he can and if possible hold posession till they can sell and so keep him in posession still he was put in posession of the house and Lot by Danl Carter he gave him a lease and I am instructed by Hitchcock & Wilder to get that lease immediately we want it back here by the 1st day of April so as to get him out of the house before they can give him posession [p. [1]]
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