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Letter to Isaac Galland, 19 January 1842

Copy of a letter to Dr. Isaac Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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January 19, 1842
Dr. Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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Dr. Sir,
By your reply of the 18 inst to my note of the 17th.— I am led to conclude that you received my communication in a manner altogether unintended by me, and that there may be no misunderstanding between us and that you may be satisfied that I did not intend, and that I do not now intend any thing only upon the principles of the strictest integrity & uprightness before God, and to do as I would be done unto,— I will state that I have become embarrassed in my operations. to a certain extent and partly from a presentation of Notes which you, as my Agent, had given for lands purchased in the eastern States, they having been sent to me. I have been obliged to cash them. and having no returns from you to meet those demands, or even the trifling expenses of your outfit, it has placed me in rather an unpleasant situation, and having a considerable amount of your scrip on hand,— enough, as I supposed, to counterbalance the debts due you, and leave a balance in my favor, to some extent even if it were small, and as I was pressed for funds from the causes above mentioned as well as others, I had hoped it would be convenient for you to lend me some assistance, at the present time, and this was the reason why I sent a messenger to you as I did. And now. sir that we may have no misunderstanding, in this matter I think we had better have a settlement, and if I am owing you I will pay you as soon as I can. & if you owe me, I shall only expect the same in return, for it is an old and trite maxim, that short reckonings make long friends With this view of the matter I would request you to call as soon as you can possibly make it convenient and compare accounts, so that all things may be understood most perfectly between us in future, time, and that all occasion for unpleasant feelings, if any such there be, may be entirely obliterated.
I remain, Sir, Most Respectfully yours, &c.
Joseph Smith
Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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Copy of a letter to Dr. Isaac Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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January 19, 1842
Dr. Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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Dr. Sir,
By your reply of the 18 <i[n]st> to my note of the  17[th].— I am led to conclude that you received my com munication in a manner altogether unintended by me,  and that there may be no misunderstanding between us  and that you may be satisfied that I did not  intend, and that I do not now intend any thing  only upon the principles of the strictest integrity & uprightness  before God, and to do as I would be done unto,— I will state  that I have become embarrassed in my operations. to some <a certain> extent  and partly from a presentation of Notes which you, as my Agent,  had given for lands purchased in the eastern States, they having  been sent to me. I have been obliged to cash them. and having  no returns from you to meet those demands, or even the  trifling expenses of your outfit, it has placed me in rather  an unpleasant situation, and having a considerable amount  of your scrip on hand,— enough, as I supposed, to counterbalance  the debts due you, and leave a balance in my favor, to some  extent even if it were small, and as I was pressed for funds  from the causes above mentioned as well as others, I had  hoped it would be convenient for you to lend me some  assistance, at the present time, and this was the reason  why I sent a messenger to you as I did. And now. sir  that we may have no misunderstanding, in this matter  I think we had better have a settlement, and if I am ow ing you I will pay you as soon as I can. & if you owe  me, I shall only expect the same thing in return, for it is  an old and trite maxim, that short reckonings make long fri[e]nds  With this view of the matter I would request you to call  as soon as you can possibly make it convenient and compare  accounts, so that all things may be understood most perfectly  between us in future, time, and that all occasion for unpleasant  feelings, if any such there be, may be entirely obliterated.
I remain, Sir, Most Respectfully yours, &c.
Joseph Smith
W[illard] Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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JS, Letter, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, to Isaac Galland

15 May 1791–27 Sept. 1858. Merchant, postmaster, land speculator, doctor. Born at Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Matthew Galland and Hannah Fenno. Married first Nancy Harris, 22 Mar. 1811, in Madison Co., Ohio. Married second Margaret Knight, by 1816....

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, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, 19 Jan. 1842; in JS Letterbook 2, p. 225; handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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