Letter from Orson Hyde, 15 December 1835

he would trust me until January, but m ust then have his pay as the payments for the  goods become due at that time. I told him  that I know not from whence the money wou ld come and I could not promise it so soon.
But in a few weeks after I unexpectedly obtained  the money to buy a cloak and applyed imm ediately to Elder C for one and told him that  I had the cash to pay for it, but he said that  the materials for cloaks were all sold and  that he could not accommodately me, and  I will here venture a guess that he has not  realized the cash for one cloak pattern.
A few weeks after this I called on Elder  Cahoon again and told him that I wan ted cloth for some shirts to the amount of 4 or  5 Dollars I told him that I would pay him  in the spring and sooner if I could.
He told me let me have it not long after,  my school was established and some of the  hands who laboured on the house attended  and wished to pay me at the Committee Store  for their tuition.— I called at the Store to see  if any nego[ti]ation could be made and they  take me off where I owed them, but no  such negotiation could be made. These  with some other circumstances of like char acter called forth the following. reflections.
In the first place I gave the committee $275  in cash besides some more and during the  last season have traveled thro the Middle  and Eastern states to suport and uphold  the store and in so doing have reduced my self to nothing in a pecuniary point. Under [p. 71]
Orson Hyde, letter, Kirtland, OH, to JS, Kirtland, OH, 15 Dec. 1835; handwriting of Warren Parrish; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 70–74; JS Collection, CHL.