Letter from John Bernhisel, 8 September 1841

New York September 8th. 1841.
Dear Brother
You will herewith receive a copy  of Stephen’s Incidents of Travel in Central America,  Chiapas, and Yucatan, which I hope you will  do me the favor to accept, as a small testimony of  my gratitude to you for the valuable services  you are rendering me, and as a token of my  regard for you as a Prophet of the Lord.
With sentiments of the highest consider ation, I am yours in the bonds of the New  and Everlasting Covenant.
J[ohn] M. Bernhisel
P.S. I have had the pleasure to receive your favor  of the 5th ultimo, acknowledging the receipt of the certificate  of deposite for four hundred and twenty five dollars,  and kindly saying that you would expend it to  the best advantage. In addition to the above Elder  [Wilford] Woodruff will hand you forty dollars, and the  balance I will endeavor to remit you soon after  you inform me that you have made the purchase,  but certainly before the first of May next. On the  genuineness of the bills you may place the most implicit  reliance, for one of them I obtained at the bank from  which it was issued, and the other at the Greenwich bank.  I sincerely condole with you on the death of your brother Don Carlos [Smith]. [p. [1]]
John Bernhisel, Letter, New York City, NY, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 8 Sept. 1841; handwriting of John Bernhisel; one page; JS Collection, CHL.