Nauvoo City, October 20th, 1843.
Mr Lucian Adams.
I have furnished the steam boat the one hundred dollars you agreed to send on as well as in every thing else and set her a running and she is like to sols [???] where she is now at St Louis. I am owing the bearer of the title [???] seventy five dollars in cash, which I want you to pay him for one and I will apply it on your share of the boat.
I am most respectfully your obedient servent [sic!]
<sig> Joseph Smith