Letter from Newel K. Whitney, 29 October 1841

29 October 41
Brother Joseph
Dear Sir,
I am in this place in good health  and Spirits, tho some what worse for ware riding in the  Stage knight & day, I have not recd. any information  from Brother Patten since I left Nauvoo, I calld. at  the Post Office in Rochester expecting to receive a  letter from him but found none. we have purchased  near 5000$ worth of Goods & have the most part of  them in this place and the balance I expect Brother  Chase will be here with within about 10 days. I  think I will forward what I have here to Portsmouth  by the first boat & wait untill Br Chase arrives  at this place and assist him in geting the balance  through the Canal, and ship them all of them on one  boat on the Ohio riv[er] as I do not like to have  them too much scattered— The goods we have purchased  consist mostly of Woollen clothes Calicoes & Domestic  Cottons— I drop you this line that you may be  made acquainted as Earley as possible with the amount  of our purchases &c— and you may expect we shall  be at Nauvoo as Earley as possible— I trust you  will not fail to call & let my family know that  I am on my way home &c—
In haste but as ever Yours truly
P. S. I Shall pay a Short visit to Kirtland  while waiting for Br Chase [p. [1]]
Newel K. Whitney, Letter, Cleveland, OH, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 29 Oct. 1841; handwriting of Newel K. Whitney; one page; JS Collection, CHL.