Letter from Hiram Barney, 24 January 1842

New York January 24th. 1842
President Joseph Smith
Dear Sir,
During my last visit  to Iowa I paid my respect to you and held a  conversation with you in relation to the lands of  Abijah Fisher Esqr situated in your City. It was  then understood between us that the negotiations  which were then commenced should be prose cuted by letter. To obviate any unpleasant  feelings which you may have growing out of the  connection which D[avid] W. Kilbourn has had with this  business I take the liberty to assure you that that  individual is no longer charged with instructions  to negotiate or interfere with us in the transactions.  If you choose to buy you will receive the prop erty directly from Mr Fisher without the inter vention of any third person.
Mr. Fisher owns the undivided one  third part of Sixty acres equal to Twenty acres  of land— The situation of this property in  the centre of the flourishing and rapidly [p. [1]]
Hiram Barney, Letter, New York City, NY, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 24 Jan. 1842; handwriting presumably of Hiram Barney; three pages; JS Collection, CHL.