, Letter, , Adams Co., IL, to JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 5 June 1843; handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; two pages; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU.
June 5th 1843
Mr Jos. Smith
Enclosed I send you a note on [Shumaker] for Forty 8/100 Dolls
Int from Jany 1st/42 to June 1/43.— 17 mos.
which I wish to Donate to the purpose of building the in .
is a Blacksmith & has a shop near the — when I was at I saw him & he said it was impossible for him to pay mony now— but that he had considerable due him & that he was willing to make sacrificus to pay the note.
I have no doubt that he would make turns with those who ar[e] indebted to him who would pay in Labor or materials for the — If it can be so arranged please send me a receipt & if it cannot be satisfactorly arranged please send it back the First opportunity as it belongs to the Firm of to whom [p. ]