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Letter from Seth Richards, 31 January 1842

Bentonsport Io. of Jan 31. 1842——
To Mr Jos. Smith—
Sir–
It has been sujested to me that some of your people would like to build a dam and mills at some point on this River— We have a charter for a dam at this place which should like to have improoved— If such a scheem should be favourably received by any of your folks please have them come up and examine the primeses— I can secure to you the Charter and one twelfth part of the Town property and twenty acres of Land back of town should you or any of your people wish to purchase.
Please write me on the receipt of this——
I am very respy your obt servant——
Seth Richards [p. [1]]
Bentonsport Io. of Jan 31. 1842——
To Mr Jos. Smith—
Sir–
It has been sujested  to me that some of your people would like  to build a dam and mills [illegible] at some point  on this River— We have a charter for a dam  at this place which should like to have  improoved— If such a scheem should  be favourably received by any of your folks  please have them come up and examine the  primeses— I can secure to you the Charter  and one twelfth part of the Town property  and twenty acres of Land back of town  should you or any of your people wish  to purchase.
Please write me on the receipt of  this——
I am very respy your  obt servant——
S[eth] Richards [p. [1]]
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