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Letter from Horace Hotchkiss, 1 April 1840

me by informing me at your earliest opportunity
The price of the balance in the tract near  Springfield, including an average proportion of  timber, and an average proportion of prarie,  will be, I should think 450/100 dollars per acre.  None of the prairie, alone has been sold less  than 3 dollars, and some at 3 and a half, and  I am cofident that four and a half dollars is for  timber and prarie is verry low, and espicially  as a credit except for a small amount would  be extended to the purchasers— The other tract  is nearly all prarie, but the finest selection of  that region— It is probably worth three and a  half dollars p’r acre— As my paper is out I  have only room to request my respects, presented  to all friends at Commerce
I beg you to tell the editor of the Times  and Seasons that as soon as my health allows  me to go to the Bank, I shall send them $10,
Your obt. Servt.
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Horace Hotchkiss, letter, Fair Haven, CT, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 1 Apr. 1840; handwriting of Howard Coray; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 123–125; JS Collection, CHL.

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