Letter from William Griffey, 18 May 1843

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May 18th 1843
Mr Joseph Smith
Dear Sir having bin informed that you have bought a part of and intend to improve the Same and I having a good farm and a Saw mill & bought 2½ or 3 miles above on the Same Sid of the River and beleving it wo[u]ld be to your advantage to b[u]y me out I have thought propper to mak known to you the above fact, together with the following facts [illegible] I have a good fram up 50 foot by 25 wid the Dam & forebay all complete one Saw Redy to Run with the acceptian of the Water Wheel the fram is calculated for 1 saw & 2 run of Burs and in the midst of plenty of good timber & plenty of it abought a Secksan [section] of land belonging to the premises thay as yeat all government Lands— Lumber can at all times be Boated or Rafted from the Mill to and any Boat that can Run this River can at all times go With in an Hunderd and fifty yards of the Mill [p. [1]]
May 18th 1843
Mr Joseph Smith
Dear Sir having bin informed that you have bought a part of and intend to improve the Same and I having a good farm and a Saw mill & bought 2½ or 3 miles above on the Same Sid of the River and beleving it would be to your advantage to buy me out I have thought propper to mak known to you the above fact, together with the following facts I have a good fram up 50 foot by 25 wid the Dam & forebay all complete one Saw Redy to Run with the acceptian of the Water Wheel the fram is calculated for 1 saw & 2 run of Burs and in the midst of plenty of good timber & plenty of it abought a Secksan [section] of land belonging to the premises thay as yeat all government Lands— Lumber can at all times be Boated or Rafted from the Mill to and any Boat that can Run this River can at all times go With in an Hunderd and fifty yards of the Mill [p. [1]]
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