Letter to Seymour Brunson and Nauvoo, Illinois, High Council, 7 December 1839

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the priviledge of Habeas Corpus by the authoritys of ; these facts must be authenticated by affidavit and any particular transaction of the outrages in which can be sworn to by the sufferers or those who are eye witnesses of the facts let them also be sent, specifying the particulars and have the evidence Bona fide to the point. The House of Representatives is not yet org[anize]d, m[uc]h feeli[ng and] confus[i]on has prevaile[d] in the House for a few days past. They have succeeded in electing chairman pro tem on the 5th. inst— they have not yet elected their Speaker or Clerk. The Senate can do nothing of consequence until the House is organized neither until then can the s message be received We design taking a paper and forwarding it you.
from Your Brethren in the Bonds of the
Joseph Smith Junr
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the priviledge of Habeas Corpus by the authoritys of ; these facts must be authenticated by affidavit and any particular transaction of the outrages in which can be sworn to by the sufferers or those who are eye witnesses of the facts let them also be sent, specifying the particulars and have the evidence Bona fide to the point. The House of Representatives is not yet organized, much feeling and confusion has prevailed in the House for a few days past. They have succeeded in electing chairman pro tem on the 5th. inst— they have not yet elected their Speaker or Clerk. The Senate can do nothing of consequence until the House is organized neither until then can the s message be received We design taking a paper and forwarding it you.
from Your Brethren in the Bonds of the
Joseph Smith Junr
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