ttLetter from Edward Hunter, 10 February 1842

West nantmeal Township Chester Co. Pa
February 10th 1842—
Presndt Joseph Smith—
Beloved Brother— I receivd your letter of the 5th of January & re joice in hearing of the welfare of the Inhabitants of Nauvoo  and am well pleased that the goods have arived safe the  Amount of them and the money paid Brother Potter, for trans portation is <Dolls> 2533.86 Cents— the 90 Acres of Wood land and the  40 If you can purchace I shall feel much obliged— The Power  of Attorney could not be recorded in the office in consequence  of it not being certifyed by the president Judge— The Lan guage of the recorder is such he wrote it down in these words,  Acknowledged before a president Judge of any court (of sd. state)  and Certifyed by the Clerk under seal of the state or Court—  The law reads thus togather with the certificate of the  President Judge of the court of the County or district as the  case may be— The power of attorney was good and correct  excepting the acknowledgment of a Judge— the form was correct  & would been recorded only for this error— Mr Gest says he can  get <D> 1000. Thousand Dollars immediately the other money he says  he thinks it will take some time to collect but will get it as  soon as he can, he appeared willing to let me have the money  if the power could be recorded— Brother Wm. Stanley & myself  purposes taking one or Two Steam Enjines out to Nauvoo in  the spring, I have sold one of my Farms & the other I do not  know whether I can sell it, the money matters is in a dread full situation Banks are breaking Continually— I intend  sending out 400. <Four hundred> Dollars for the erection of the Temple, & Four hun dred <$400.> Dollars for Stock in Nauvoo Hous I would like to send [p. [1]]
Edward Hunter, Letter, West Nantmeal, PA, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 10 Feb. 1842; handwriting of Edward Hunter; two pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.