Letter to Justin Butterfield, 14 June 1843

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June 14th 1843
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Dr Sir: Yours of the 11th. has come to hand this day, and it unfortunately happens that Mr Joseph Smith is away on a visit to his friend up the and will probably be gone two weeks. I a[m] satisfied he had forgot our note through the great press of business has overwhelmed him of late and not having left any orders I am at a loss to know what to do. However, if you called at on your way to . I think I can guarrantee to have the money or a great part of it ready for you and most probably Mr Smith would be at home by the time you could get [2 words illegible] [here. You?] will see the impossibilty of sending it to you after [2 words illegible] [his return?] and would it not be best for you to call this way as I [3 words illegible] thinking it would I have consulted some the subject, but as I have already said, should you conclude to come this way I will try to have the money ready and whether he has got back [2 words illegible] I shall feel justified in paying it, knowing that that is his wish
Hoping this will be satisfactory under existing circumstances I subscribe myself Dr Sir
Your Obt servant
Clerk for J. Smith [p. [1]]
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June 14th 1843
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Dr Sir: Yours of the 11th. has come to hand this day, and it unfortunately happens that Mr Joseph Smith is away on a visit to his friend up the and will probably be gone two weeks. I am satisfied he had forgot our note through the great press of business has overwhelmed him of late and not having left any orders I am at a loss to know what to do. However, if you called at on your way to . I think I can guarrantee to have the money or a great part of it ready for you and most probably Mr Smith would be at home by the time you could get here. You will see the impossibilty of sending it to you after [his return] and would it not be best for you to call this way as I thinking it would I have consulted some the subject, but as I have already said, should you conclude to come this way I will try to have the money ready and whether he has got back I shall feel justified in paying it, knowing that that is his wish
Hoping this will be satisfactory under existing circumstances I subscribe myself Dr Sir
Your Obt servant
Clerk for J. Smith [p. [1]]
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