Letter from Don Carlos Smith, 3 June 1841

city of Nauvoo, June 3rd, 1841
Brother Joseph
I have made a purchase  of 160 acres of land as good as ever  laid out of doors; it is situated Just  two miles from the city on a beau tiful undulating prairie and is the  west half of the South half of section  3rd. I wish you would sell it for me  the first opportunity, perhaps you  may have an opportunity the while I  am gone. Doct. [Robert D.] Foster can give all  necessary information as he owns  the other half Quarter of the same  Section. The price is $7.00 per acre  or one thousand dollars for the Quar ter, one half down the balance in  one, two, & three years. If you will sell  this for me, Brother Joseph, you  will confer a lasting favor on one  that will stand by (the “Rack hay or  no hay”) you through time & in eterni ty. The Quarter is an excellent purchase  for some body, and whoever gets it  will get a fortune. It is wholly un connected with Doctor Foster’s as far  as the contract is concerned. I have  Paid one hundred dollars down on the  land, and have some lenity on the balance. [p. [1]]
Don Carlos Smith, Letter, Nauvoo, IL, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 3 June 1841; handwriting of Don Carlos Smith; three pages; JS Collection, CHL.