Letter from Edward Hunter, 27 October 1841

we were a little longer geting the goods than  I expected, in consequence of borrowing the money,  but have settled a correspondane [correspondence] in Phila. which  I think will be beneficial if we make our payments  punctual they appear to be Honest Men,— Pleas  to tell Margaret Smith that I called on John Gest  last evening & he appeared more willing to pay &  said he was pleased with the words of the power, she  gave me & he would pay part of it soon & the remainder  as soon as he could with propriety Collect it all the  objection was that it had not the Great seal of the  State & santioned by the Judges of the Court Mr Potter will  explain it, Mr Ivins’s is in Phila, going out <to Nauvoo> tomorrow  they have considerable of Merchandize with them
If there is any enough to discharge Dr R[obert D.] Fosters  Note that is due in the spring that he holds against me  after you & C Robinson & McFall 1st pay[m]ent, pay him,  [Drawing of pointing hand] or if you see proper to expend it in finishing my  hous & I will pay Dr in the Spring when it is due  Pleas to Write to me soon I shall be well pleasd  to have your opinion on those Subjects. I am in good  health & my family & hope you & all around are well
Yours Sincerely—
Mr Joseph Smith [p. [2]]
Edward Hunter, Letter, West Nantmeal, PA, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 27 Oct. 1841; handwriting of Edward Hunter; two pages; JS Collection, CHL.