Letter from Horace Hotchkiss, 13 September 1841

far as regarded myself provided I received such property as  would yield six pr. cent interest and expressed an opinion  that Messs. Tuttle and Gillet would do the same— Here the matter  rested untill Doct. Garland [Isaac Galland] and Your brother Hyrum [Smith] arrived at my  house when it is true the subject of receiving lands in payment was again  revived but upon enquiry I found that the lands had not yet been pro cured— I proposed to receive the interest in lands either in Penn.  or New Jersey which was agreed to and I held myself in constant  readiness for two months to consumate the agreement but have not  heard a word from your brother to this moment and nothing from  the Doct. until 25th. July when I got a letter from him stating that  he was then on his return to Illinois and informing me that Mr Wm.  Smith at New Egypt was authorised to pay me a tavern stand and  some land upon the Note signed by Chas. [Ivins] and James Ivins but did  not even allude to the payment of interest or principle upon the other  debt— I immediately wrote Mr Wm. Smith and got a reply ten  or twelve days ago saying that he should be at New Egypt untill the  15th instant— On the 9th. being last thursday Mr Tuttle & myself  went to New Egypt for the purpose of examining the property but then  learned to our astonishment that Mr Smith had gone a week before  to Illinois— Mr James Ivins had also gone to Philadelphia We came home of course much disappointed— I left my 2500 dollar  note with a friend to negociate— There may be very sufficient  reasons for this course and I shall be as ready to view explanations  with a lenient eye as any person ought to be but at present I do  not understand it—
What you have said in your last about the [p. [2]]
Horace Hotchkiss, Letter, Fair Haven, CT, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 13 Sept. 1841; handwriting of Horace Hotchkiss; three pages; JS Collection, CHL.