Letter from Edward Hunter, 27 October 1841

West Nantmeal Chester Co Pa Octr 27th <1841>
Beld. Brother
The power of attorney that Margaret  Smith gave me could not be recorded in consequence  of not being sanctioned by the Judge <or Governor> of the state of  Illinois, or Mr Guest would have had part of it, he  said If I would present a power according to law he  would trye to pay part of it as soon as he could collect  it (Brother Potter will state the situation more full <& further explane it>)  I have purchased good & they are packed up in boxes  and marked, N[ewel] K. Whitney Nauvoo, Ila,. I got a bill  of drye goods of Fitzgearld, Fry & Co. amounting to <D> 1987 .17 ◊◊  Shoes. Caps Boots & Baskets of <D> 395.81/100, Stationair 14.16/100 Silks  <D> 36.72/100 and I gave Ephra[i]m Potter One hundred Dollars  to pay for conveying the goods & expenses, I paid near  Eleven hundred Dollars which I borrowed (for the goods)  There is a perposial which I wish to make to you if you  think proper, that is to take those goods to pay the  Eleven hundred Dollars I owe you, and to answer the  first payment on Chancey Robinsons [Chauncey Robison’s], Woodland of 104 acs & land  & 160 Acres East of Nauvoo. ½ mil, & [Hugh] Mc Falls 40 Acrs of Wos  if you think it proper, perhaps Mr Robinson & Mc.Fall  will take something less <than they asked>, do as you thing [think] proper &  I will be satisfyed— Brother Henry Buckwalter wishes  to take a Steam Enjine <to Nauvoo> for a flour mill & I would  wish to erect a steam Sawmill if I sell my Farms, we  wish to have your opinion on that subject— we got  home verry well but cost something more than we  expected we saw a fine county— our family’s were well, [p. [1]]
Edward Hunter, Letter, West Nantmeal, PA, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 27 Oct. 1841; handwriting of Edward Hunter; two pages; JS Collection, CHL.