Letter from William Smith, 5 August 1841

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Pennsylvania, Aug. 5. 1841
Brother Joseph I am at present in <​at​> the Branch of the Church of <​in​> Pennsylvania But I expect to leave here for the next week left for last week will arive at your Place Before you Recieve this,— the dept [debt] Requested me to do all I could I have ben trying to do so Brother has Recieved orders on you from to the amount of twenty five Hundred Dollars, the Property that he has given these orders for is well worth the money I Expect to send [page torn] in a fiew days to Recieve this [pr]operty the Property is a tavern Stand attacht to six acres of ground with all the apertainances Some of the People think it worth three thousand Dollars. Now the question is Shall I let have this Property for less than twenty five hundred since that is the price you will have to pay at why I ask this question is I have understood that has said that he would not allow over twenty tow [two] hundred Dols. I got hold of another small piece of land worth five hundred & if will take all at a fare price I shall be anabled to setle the amount of two thousand Dollars soon Pleas write me an answer to the above question— [p. [1]]
write & tell me how you are a getting along & about all the friends. The caus in— these Easter lands is flourishing & we want more labours fifty doors opned for Preaching where theire is But one labour I wish you would send us help— help. help if you here or See anything of Joshuay [Joshua Grant] & tell them to come East amediatly, the Davle [devil] is Raging & the Preasts are a howling & Babalon is a falling with her merchandise to Be◊◊◊ She cant decieve the People with her fals doctrin where Mormonism takes a hold, I wish you to Reserve that lot for me that was talked of last spring & also one neare the the one on the flat across the road from Billries the Tailor I want to sell in order to by me a small farm near that <​will​> neat my family a living while I am traveling to Preach in the wourld, If you will let me have a lot on the hill near the & also the one before mentioned & let me sell one of them I can buy me a small farm in time of need if you cant Reserve two Reserve one the one I spoke to you about if you will let me have two lots you can sell that house & lot of mine in to Pay depts if it will do you eny good, some land in nere my Place will do me more good than Property in , I want you should write me amediatly [p. [2]]
I want to sell one lot to get some money to by me a piece of land that lies Joining my tavern stand in & now is the time to by it before the People rase an the land in that part if you say I may have the Lot write me the Price of the lot when you write so I may know what to ask for it. Plas [Please] tell me what number of lots remain unsold nere the or not far off Send me the number of two or three or more the distance & course from the & price & I will try & sell them for you & get the money for you & Bring to you this I can do from some bretherin that cant leave <​(the East)​> for for two y under two or three years that is if the lots are not to high say from three to four hundred Dollars Each state your lowest Price Send the No of some four or five lots <​state​> the distance from the & the course & &. if <​you​> will do this I can Bring you holm some money this fall, My helth at Present is not good from access of labour I have ben trouble with a Pain in my Bresst for som time & what it will amout to I cant tell give my Respects to & & finaly all
Yours in the Bonds of the Covenent
[p. [3]]
Direct your letter to New Egypt Monmouth, Co, New Jersey
 
<​Thornbury Pa​>
<​Aug. 7,​>
<​25​>
Mr. Joseph Smith
Hancock, Co.
Illinois
From William Smith [p. [4]]