Letter from Horace Hotchkiss, 27 May 1842

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27th May 1842
Rev Jos. Smith
Dear Sir— Yours notifying me of your application for the benefit of the Bankrupt Act is at hand— I regret very much the step you have taken as I am fearful it will have a most disastrous influence upon <​your society​> both commercially and religiously— You have however probably weighed the subject with sufficient care to arrive at a correct decission— You will oblige me by stating immediately on the receipt of this letter your precise meaning in saying that “all your creditors would fare alike”— It is as you will see important for me to know the course taken with my Notes and also the position in which we stand to each other— You have my Bond for certain lands or rather you have my Bond that you shall have a deed to certain lands upon the payment of Notes specified in s[ai]d. Bond— I wish to know exactly how this Bond stands in your inventory— of course it cannot stand as a title to the property but I want to know the disposition which is to be made of it— Possibly some arrangement might be made between us at once still I do not know how and will view the subject
Yours &c [p. [1]]
27th May 1842
Rev Jos. Smith
Dear Sir— Yours notifying me of your application for the benefit of the Bankrupt Act is at hand— I regret very much the step you have taken as I am fearful it will have a most disastrous influence upon your society both commercially and religiously— You have however probably weighed the subject with sufficient care to arrive at a correct decission— You will oblige me by stating immediately on the receipt of this letter your precise meaning in saying that “all your creditors would fare alike”— It is as you will see important for me to know the course taken with my Notes and also the position in which we stand to each other— You have my Bond for certain lands or rather you have my Bond that you shall have a deed to certain lands upon the payment of Notes specified in said. Bond— I wish to know exactly how this Bond stands in your inventory— of course it cannot stand as a title to the property but I want to know the disposition which is to be made of it— Possibly some arrangement might be made between us at once still I do not know how and will view the subject
Yours &c [p. [1]]
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