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Letter from J. W. Lotson, 7 January 1842

J Smith Esqr
Dear Brother
not succeding in Obtaining the goods at St. Louis

Located on west side of Mississippi River about fifteen miles south of confluence with Missouri River. Founded as fur-trading post by French settlers, 1764. Incorporated as town, 1809. First Mississippi steamboat docked by town, 1817. Incorporated as fourth...

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, the particulars of which I presume were commucated to you by Br. Miller I thought it wisdom for me to return home, and obtain what goods I could & return— I have acted in pursuance of the above plan, and have every prospect of geting two to three thousands dollars worth at any rate, though every thing is very dul hear & money hard, I found my Famley in good health, &c at one time we had some talk about the Horace Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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notes if you will write me the particulars, and what you want me to do in this or any other matter I will attend to it with the geaest [greatest] pleasure, as to my news in relation to the purchase of goods they were fuly & freely communcatd to Br miller, to whome I would refur you if you should not approve of my coming home at the time I did or if I can in any way do any thing which would be benificial to yourself or the church pleas State it in your leter, and I will do as you Shall direct
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J Smith Esqr
Dear Brother
not succeding  in Obtain[in]g the goods at St. Louis

Located on west side of Mississippi River about fifteen miles south of confluence with Missouri River. Founded as fur-trading post by French settlers, 1764. Incorporated as town, 1809. First Mississippi steamboat docked by town, 1817. Incorporated as fourth...

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, the  particulars of which I presume were  commucated to you by Br. Miller I  thought it wisdom for me to return  home, and obtain what goods I could  & return— I have acted in pursuance  of the above plan, and have every prospect  of geting two to three thousands dollars  worth at any rate, thoug[h] every thing  is very dul hear & money hard, I found  my Famley in good health, &c  at one time we had some talk about the  [Horace] Hotchkiss

15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased...

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notes if you will write me the  particulars, and what you want me to do  in this or any other mat[t]er I will attend  to it with the geaest [greatest] of pleasure,  as to my news in relation to the purchase  of goods they were fuly & freely communcatd  to Br miller, to whome I would refur you  if you should not approve of my coming  home at the time I did or if I can in any  way do any thing which would be  benificial to yourself or the church  pleas State it in your leter, and I will  do as you Shall direct
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