John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

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yet to return to our homes in in safety— the mob rages, and the peop les hearts are hardened, and the saints are few  in number, and poor, afflicted, caust [cast] out,  and smitten by their enemies.
I will further state because of the  scattered situation and the many perplexities  I am not in possession of all the letters  and information that I wish I was, and  some that are in my possession are not  arranged according to date because of th[e]  situation I am in being poor, and write  as I can obtain inteligence, and find time  betwen sun and sun to write.
City Jefferson April 20, 1834
To Messers.
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Gentlemen
Yours of the nitith [ninth]  inst, was received yesterday, in which you  request me, as of this , to  Join you in an appeal, to the President of  the , for protection in the enjoy ment of your rights, in it will  readily occur to you, no doubt, the posibility  of having asked of the President, in a way  that he no more than the Executive of  this could render. If you have petitioned  for that which I would be of opinion, he has  power to grant, I should have no objection  to Join in urging it upon him. But I could [p. 61]
yet to return to our homes in in safety— the mob rages, and the peoples hearts are hardened, and the saints are few in number, and poor, afflicted, caust [cast] out, and smitten by their enemies.
I will further state because of the scattered situation and the many perplexities I am not in possession of all the letters and information that I wish I was, and some that are in my possession are not arranged according to date because of the situation I am in being poor, and write as I can obtain inteligence, and find time betwen sun and sun to write.
City Jefferson April 20, 1834
To Messers.
, ,
, and
.
Gentlemen
Yours of the nitith ninth inst, was received yesterday, in which you request me, as of this , to Join you in an appeal, to the President of the , for protection in the enjoyment of your rights, in it will readily occur to you, no doubt, the posibility of having asked of the President, in a way that he no more than the Executive of this could render. If you have petitioned for that which I would be of opinion, he has power to grant, I should have no objection to Join in urging it upon him. But I could [p. 61]
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