Letter to John Bernhisel, 3 August 1841

City of Nauvoo. Aug. 3, 1841
Dear Brother,
Your certificate of deposit  of $500.— came Safe to hand a few  days ago. It shall be applied on  the most advantageous purchase I can  find. If a purchase could have been  made early in the spring it could have  been done to much better advantage than  at present, owing to the vast number  of the Saints who are continually pouring  in to this county— all, of course. want lo cations, consequently the land in the  immediate vicinity had been taken up—  However, I have no doubt, but that for  Cash a good bargain can be had, which  I shall endeavour to effect— the first  oppertunity I have, and shall write  you on the subject as soon as I do
With sentiments of esteem  I am Yours in the bonds  of the E[verlasting] Covenant
Joseph Smith
J[ohn] M. Bernhisel M. D. [p. [1]]
JS, Letter, Nauvoo, IL, to John Bernhisel, New York City, NY, 3 Aug. 1841; handwriting of Robert B. Thompson; one page; JS Collection, CHL.