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Letter from Horace Hotchkiss, 24 July 1841

Fair Haven 24th. July 1841
Rev Joseph Smith
D. Sir— I have this moment recd. a letter  from Doct. Garland [Isaac Galland] dated yesterday at New York in which he  states his intention of leaving for the west— It certainly was my  expectation that I should again see him before his departure  and be able to make some arrangement with him respecting  the interest due to myself Mr [Smith] Tuttle and Mr [John] Gillet— In this  I am disappointed and considering that a proposition for  effecting this object eminated from your brother Hyrum [Smith] and the  Doctor to which no allusion has since been made by them or any  body else I and Mr Tuttle think we have much reason to be dis satisfied at this silence and apparent neglect— Now all the  transactions relating to Nauvoo have by me and my friends  been entered into in the most perfect good faith and will con tinue to be conducted upon the most honorable principles—  Permit me to ask whether this is a proper return for the con fidence we have bestowed and for the indulgence whe have  extended?— If you have not already requested your bro ther Hyrum to call on me when he arrives east will you write  him immediately and say that it is my urgent wish?
Relative to the Ivins Note the Doct. has written  me and refered to Mr Wm. Smith at New Egypt on whom I  shall call next week.
Your Obt. Servant
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Horace Hotchkiss, Letter, Fair Haven, CT, to JS, Nauvoo, IL; handwriting of Horace Hotchkiss; one page; JS Collection, CHL.

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