when here that it was our intention to present you with a bell for your when you got through with our payments & which we then thought would be at an early day & still think it would be mutually benefical if you can accom plish it— You may rest assured that we should [illegible] feel a pleasure in do ing it aside from pecuniary considerations— I trust from what I have stated and I refer you to your & who I trust is with you before this for the correctness of my statements so far as they have knowledge, that you will admit that without any explanation from you & your friends, we had some cause to feel dissatisfied, & that we do not wish to crush you in your infancy As before stated I believe events have transpired over which you had no control but which were as you see unknown to us, which has led at least in part to the misunderstanding so far, and I hope in future nothing of the kind will occur—
I deeply sympathize with you in the loss your family & Church have sustained & I sincerely hope you may not soon again be thus afflicted— I notice with regret in the times & seasons that you have had some difficulty in obtaining your types for your new Paper but hope it is removed befor this— I also fear the loss of Messrs & will prevent the publication at an early day— I wish a copy of it & will remit the pay on receiving the first number— I wish you to write me on rect of this in relation to the prospects of arranging our claim
See red Ink, first Page
Rev. Joseph Smith
[Stampled postmark] FAIR HAVEN CT.
Look for Davis’ recpt to procure the Mortgage left in Madison
Smith Tuttle’s Letter. Sept. 1841
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