Letter from John C. Bennett, 27 July 1840

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Quarter Master General’s. office
Fairfield, Illinois July 27th. 1840
To the
Rev &
" Joseph Smith Jr.
Respected Friends:—
I wrote you a few days  ago from this place but I my great desire to be with  you and your people prompts me to write me again  at this time; and I hope it will not be considered obtr usive by friends whom I have always so highly esteemed  as yourselves.
At the last district and circuit Court  of the United States, holden at in June  last I had the honor of being on the grand Inquest  of the United States for the District of , and  hoped to have seen you there; but was quite disappoi nted. I attended the meeting of your people oppos ite Mr Lowry’s Hotel but did not make myself known  as I had no personal acquaintance in the Congregation.
It would be my deliberate advice to you to con centrate all of your at one point— If with for its commercial Emporium is to  be that point, well,— fix upon it and let us co-operate  with a general concerted action. You can rely upon me  in any event. I am with you in Spirit, and will be  in person as soon as circumstances permit, and imme diately if it is your desire. Wealth is no material  object with me; I desire to be happy and am fully  satisfied that I can enjoy myself better with your people [p. 170]
Quarter Master General’s. office
Fairfield, Illinois July 27th. 1840
To the
Rev &
" Joseph Smith Jr.
Respected Friends:—
I wrote you a few days ago from this place but my great desire to be with you and your people prompts me to write again at this time; and I hope it will not be considered obtrusive by friends whom I have always so highly esteemed as yourselves.
At the last district and circuit Court of the United States, holden at in June last I had the honor of being on the grand Inquest of the United States for the District of , and hoped to have seen you there; but was quite disappointed. I attended the meeting of your people opposite Mr Lowry’s Hotel but did not make myself known as I had no personal acquaintance in the Congregation.
It would be my deliberate advice to you to concentrate all of your at one point— If with for its commercial Emporium is to be that point, well,— fix upon it and let us co-operate with a general concerted action. You can rely upon me in any event. I am with you in Spirit, and will be in person as soon as circumstances permit, and immediately if it is your desire. Wealth is no material object with me; I desire to be happy and am fully satisfied that I can enjoy myself better with your people [p. 170]
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