Letter to John Thornton and Others, 25 July 1836

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gentlemen, that while you reflect upon  the fact, that the citizens of are urgent for our friends to leave  you, that you will also bear in mind,  that by their complying with your re quest to leave, is surrendering some of  the dearest rights and first, among those  inherent principles, guaranteed in the  constitution of our country; and that  human nature can be driven to a cer tain extent, when it will yield no far ther. Therefore, while our friends  suffer so much, and forego so many  sacred rights, we sincerely hope, and  we have every reason to expect it, that  a suitable forbearance may be shown  by the people of , which if done,  the cloud that has been obscuring your  horizon, will disperse, and you be left  to enjoy peace, harmony and prosper ity.
With sentiments of esteem and pro found respect, we are, gentlemen, your  obedient servants.
,
JOSEPH SMITH, Jr.
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gentlemen, that while you reflect upon the fact, that the citizens of are urgent for our friends to leave you, that you will also bear in mind, that by their complying with your request to leave, is surrendering some of the dearest rights and first, among those inherent principles, guaranteed in the constitution of our country; and that human nature can be driven to a certain extent, when it will yield no farther. Therefore, while our friends suffer so much, and forego so many sacred rights, we sincerely hope, and we have every reason to expect it, that a suitable forbearance may be shown by the people of , which if done, the cloud that has been obscuring your horizon, will disperse, and you be left to enjoy peace, harmony and prosperity.
With sentiments of esteem and profound respect, we are, gentlemen, your obedient servants.
,
JOSEPH SMITH, Jr.
,
,
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