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David Clark

Letter transcribed as written:

CRAWFORDSVILLE Ia. JUL 14 Chg 18¾ (black CDS & manuscript rate)

Joshua Hathaway Esq.
Milwawkee
Wis. Ter,

Mail

Col. D. Clark
Crawfordsville
Ia
Jul 12/38

Crawfordsville July 12. 1838

Joshua Hathaway Esq.

Dear Sir,

Your letter of May 16 came
to hand in my absence, I would be glad to accommo-
date you with the articles you need, but it is not in
my power at present, we are puting up a large quantity of
Butter & Lard & some Bacon which we intend to send
to the Lake country in the fall, &may be able at that
time to supply you with any quantity of provision.

As to money it is utterly out of the question at present.
I intend however at no distant day to comply & fulfil with
& fulfil my contract, and so soon as our city shall begin
to go ahead I intend to erect buildings on my lots.

With much respect

Your friend & c

David Clark

18¾ (manuscript rate)

Joshua Hathaway Esq.
Milwaukie
Wiscousin Ter,

Mail

Col. David Clark
of Crawfordsville
Ia.
Mar 4. 1839

Crawfordsville March 4. 1839

Joshua Hathaway Esq.

Dear Sir,

Your letter of 12 (?) is recd.
Were it in my power to assist you in this time of
need I would gladly do so, but my own circumstances
puts the execution of my wished entirely beyond my
control I have not clearly escaped the ravages of
the storm that has passed over this country leaving in
it´s wake the wreck of many a hard earned fortune, I shall
however be able to resusitate my affairs & to fulful in
no distant time all my contracts, And at no distant day I may
be a resident citizen of (?), I wish to hold on to my lots there.

P.S. I sent no provisions last fall, nor}
can I promise any next (this) spring}

Yours truly & c

David Clark

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