“The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP), Simon Gratz autograph collection.” (12)

Letter to Amos Keeler, 16 March 1841

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City of March 16. 1841
Sir
Yours of the 2nd Ul[t]imo was duly received but having been mislaid I have not been able to answer it until the present. It would have afforded me much pleasure could I have assisted you in your present circumstances, but having no means excepting those which I put into the hands of Mr of to apply on what debts were owing in &c I am not able [to] promise you any assistance.
From a communication I lately received from I was informed that he had effected a settlement with the merchants in , and I hopen that your firm was one of the number.
I suppose you are aware of the great loss of property I sustained while in , and my imprisonment &c for which I have not received any remuneration, and in consequence I wa[s] reduced to poverty & from which I have not been able to extricate myself
I am very respectfully Yours &c
Joseph Smith
Amos Keeler Esqr [p. [1]]
City of March 16. 1841
Sir
Yours of the 2nd Ultimo was duly received but having been mislaid I have not been able to answer it until the present. It would have afforded me much pleasure could I have assisted you in your present circumstances, but having no means excepting those which I put into the hands of Mr of to apply on what debts were owing in &c I am not able [to] promise you any assistance.
From a communication I lately received from I was informed that he had effected a settlement with the merchants in , and I hopen that your firm was one of the number.
I suppose you are aware of the great loss of property I sustained while in , my imprisonment &c for which I have not received any remuneration, and in consequence I was reduced to poverty & from which I have not been able to extricate myself
I am very respectfully Yours &c
Joseph Smith
Amos Keeler Esqr [p. [1]]
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