Letter from Calvin A. Warren, 31 August 1841

Quincy Aug. 31. 1841
To Revd. Mr. Joseph Smith,
Dear Sir; Agreeably to promise I called on  Mr. Morris of Warsaw in relation to his house  of which I have informed your brother the  bearer hereof. His asking price has been $3000.  for House improvements & the seven acres of  Land on which they stand— He has promised  me to convey it for $2250.00 in payments as  follows;
to wit;—Cash in hand$500.00
"Assumption of his  debt to School Comr Marsh700.00750.00
"Assumpsit to Mr Aldrich  for debt due on his Lot150.00
"Payable next April850.00
Your Brother will examine it— Mr Aldrich  & Myself think it a good bargain—
Judge [James] Ralston & Myself wish to borrow  $500 at twelve per cent till spring for  emergencies— We are incouraged to be lieve that sum might be had on good  security in your city— We offer ourselves  and General Leech and as many more  as may be thought to give security ad ditional strength— Can you assist  by giving a recommendation for the  proposed Loan & security?—
Very Respectfully &c—
P.S. I hope to hear that the new  city is rising rapidly and must go  ahead—
Calvin A. Warren, Letter, Quincy, IL, to JS, Nauvoo, IL; handwriting of Calvin A. Warren; one page; JS Collection, CHL.