Letter from John Mills, 1 September 1843

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was determined to stop there no longer than till I could get away and I went to and bought me that small Lot and I thought I would have built a house on it before now but I have met with several misfortunes Stephen H Burtes got in my debt 200 dollars and took the insolvent Oath and Nelson McKarty of got in my debt about 65 dollars and took the insolvent Oath which was 265 dollars besides other small sums and if I got a dollar I had so many ways for it that I neglected my deed
In short I have worked hard and lived poor and destitute and now <​I​> appeal to your honor to know if I must loose my lot also
I truly remain your Obedient servent
John Mills
As a Witness to the above facts I site you to Elder and family of [p. [3]]
was determined to stop there no longer than till I could get away and I went to and bought me that small Lot and I thought I would have built a house on it before now but I have met with several misfortunes Stephen H Burtes got in my debt 200 dollars and took the insolvent Oath and Nelson McKarty of got in my debt about 65 dollars and took the insolvent Oath which was 265 dollars besides other small sums and if I got a dollar I had so many ways for it that I neglected my deed
In short I have worked hard and lived poor and destitute and now I appeal to your honor to know if I must loose my lot also
I truly remain your Obedient servent
John Mills
As a Witness to the above facts I site you to Elder and family of [p. [3]]
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