Letter from J. W. Lotson, 7 January 1842

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I hope you will not think hard of me  for coming home, I remained in , untill the next Sunday after Br  miller left, on board the Steamer I fell in  with Judge Craton of the Supream Court  of the , who was on his way  to to hold the Supream court  their he is the judge of the <U. St> curcuit cou[r]t  of , Congress has appropiated  10.000 $ fuor a mission and to civilized th[e]  Osage Indians of which he has the charge  and offerd it to me with the protiction of  the U. S. Court. Genl. Mc. Neal was allso  one of the party who strongly urdge me  to accept it if I went to the west to Live  I parcily agreed to take charge of the  mision if the Indian ageneces was added  to this propsistion the Judge & Genl  bouth pledge themselves to use their in fluance with the President and had no  dout of my Obtaining it, and Strongly  urdge me to go on to with  them to get the appointment  this I declined aleding ill health as the  reason, for I did not want to do anything  in the primises untill I knew your mind  on the subject, which you will pleas  commuicate and I will act accordingly  they did not know of my being a member  of the Church of Later day Saints [p. [2]]
I hope you will not think hard of me for coming home, I remained in , untill the next Sunday after Br miller left, on board the Steamer I fell in with Judge Craton of the Supream Court of the , who was on his way to to hold the Supream court their he is the judge of the U. St curcuit court of , Congress has appropiated 10.000 $ fuor a mission and to civilized the Osage Indians of which he has the charge and offerd it to me with the protiction of the U. S. Court. Genl. Mc. Neal was allso one of the party who strongly urdge me to accept it if I went to the west to Live I parcily agreed to take charge of the mision if the Indian agenece was added to this propsistion the Judge & Genl bouth pledge themselves to use their influance with the President and had no dout of my Obtaining it, and Strongly urdge me to go on to with them to get the appointment this I declined leding ill health as the reason, for I did not want to do anything in the primises untill I knew your mind on the subject, which you will pleas commuicate and I will act accordingly they did not know of my being a member of the Church of Later day Saints [p. [2]]
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