Letter from Horace Hotchkiss, 30 December 1841

Fair Haven 30th. Decr. 1841
Jos. Smith Esqr.
Dr. Sir— Yours of 10th. Decr. is at  hand and in reply to it I have the pleasure of  informing you that upon a perusal of your  letter by Mr [Smith] Tuttle and in a free conversation  with him relative to its contents we have  come to the conclusion to accept your offer  of the Cook Mills property and the 137 acres  Pine timber lands at 3200 dollars although  we consider the price too much— You  will therefore oblige by having the gentlemen  in whose name the title now is give us a  warrantee conveyance at your earliest con venience.
Accept for yourself and make to  all friends my respects and believe me your  sincere friend
Horace Hotchkiss, Letter, Fair Haven, CT, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 30 Dec. 1841; handwriting of Horace Hotchkiss; one page; JS Collection, CHL.