Letter from R. T. Wyckoff, 25 February 1844

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25th. Feb 1844.
Dear Sir,
I trust the motives that impel me will when explained be a sufficent apoligy for this attempt to tresspass on what must be considered your valuable time.
I have long had it in contemplation to visit your and the west, with a view of establishing myself where I could to best advantage having a family to provide for—
My pursuits have always been mercantile, and If your in your opinion offers proper inducements in any of its branches I prefer to locate there. I have been engaged in the Commn, Grocery & Dry Goods business and would prefer one of these, perhaps the former—, how are Rents Store & house average profits, expenses on transportation; domestic markets &c &— and what is the best Route? Would it be advisable for families to to take their beds, bedding, bedsteads, chairs & carpets or which for any of them,— I have been residing in the country and not engaged in business for several years, am now hereendeavouring to settle up my affairs sell off Real Est. &c—
Should these enquiries or rather the answer to them take too much of your time, will you hand them over to some one who will answer them understandingly & as early as convenient—
I have the pleasure of being acquainted with Elder Moses Martin and should address this to him, but have been informed he is not now a resident of — Your indulgence and attention will confer a favor <​on​> yours most Respectfully,
R. T. Wyckoff [p. [1]]
25th. Feb 1844.
Dear Sir,
I trust the motives that impel me will when explained be a sufficent apoligy for this attempt to tresspass on what must be considered your valuable time.
I have long had it in contemplation to visit your and the west, with a view of establishing myself where I could to best advantage having a family to provide for—
My pursuits have always been mercantile, and If your in your opinion offers proper inducements in any of its branches I prefer to locate there. I have been engaged in the Commn, Grocery & Dry Goods business and would prefer one of these, perhaps the former—, how are Rents Store & house average profits, expenses on transportation; domestic markets &c &— and what is the best Route? Would it be advisable for families to take their beds, bedding, bedsteads, chairs & carpets or which for any of them,— I have been residing in the country and not engaged in business for several years, am now hereendeavouring to settle up my affairs sell off Real Est. &c—
Should these enquiries or rather the answer to them take too much of your time, will you hand them over to some one who will answer them understandingly & as early as convenient—
I have the pleasure of being acquainted with Elder Moses Martin and should address this to him, but have been informed he is not now a resident of — Your indulgence and attention will confer a favor on yours most Respectfully,
R. T. Wyckoff [p. [1]]
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