Letterbook 2

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Letter to Smith Tuttle • 9 October 1841
A Copy of a letter to H. V of Con. Oct 9th 1841 in reply to his of September, ultimo—
Esqr.
Dear Sir, Your kind letter of Sept. was recd. during our Conference, which is just over, containing a full & particular explanation of every thing which gave rise to some feelings of disappointment in relation to our business transactions. and I will assure you, it has allayed on our part every prejudice. It breathes the spirit of kindness & truth. I will assure you that we exceedingly regret on our part that there have been any grounds for hardness & disappointment. But so far as I am concerned, I must plead innocence; and you will consider me so when you come to know all the facts. I have done all that I could on my part. I will still do all that I can. I will not leave one stone unturned.
Now the facts are these: I sent my Brother & with means in their hands,— say— not money, but with power to obtain every property or money which was necessary to enable them to fulfil the contract I made with . My brother was under the necessity of returning to this place on account of his ill health, leaving the business in the hands of , with the fullest expectation that he would make over the property or money to , and make every thing Square, so far as the interest is concerned, if not the principal. He was instructed to pay the interest that had accrued, and should accrue up to the fall of 1842, so as to be in advance of our indebtedness. I had also made arrangements with the eastern Churches, & had it in my power to fork over lands for the whole debt, & had expected that an arrangement of that kind would have been entered into. I am w[e]ll assured that did not lack for any means, whatever to pay the inst. at any rate, if not the principal: [p. 209]
Letter to Smith Tuttle • 9 October 1841
A Copy of a letter to of Con. Oct 9th 1841 in reply to his of September, ultimo—
Esqr.
Dear Sir, Your kind letter of Sept. was recd. during our Conference, which is just over, containing a full & particular explanation of every thing which gave rise to some feelings of disappointment in relation to our business transactions. and I will assure you, it has allayed on our part every prejudice. It breathes the spirit of kindness & truth. I will assure you that we exceedingly regret that there have been any grounds for hardness & disappointment. But so far as I am concerned, I must plead innocence; and you will consider me so when you come to know all the facts. I have done all that I could on my part. I will still do all that I can. I will not leave one stone unturned.
Now the facts are these: I sent my Brother & with means in their hands,— say— not money, but with power to obtain every property or money which was necessary to enable them to fulfil the contract I made with . My brother was under the necessity of returning to this place on account of his ill health, leaving the business in the hands of , with the fullest expectation that he would make over the property or money to , and make every thing Square, so far as the interest is concerned, if not the principal. He was instructed to pay the interest that had accrued, and should accrue up to the fall of 1842, so as to be in advance of our indebtedness. I had also made arrangements with the eastern Churches, & had it in my power to fork over lands for the whole debt, & had expected that an arrangement of that kind would have been entered into. I am well assured that did not lack for any means, whatever to pay the inst. at any rate, if not the principal: [p. 209]
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