Letterbook 2

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Letter, George Miller to Thomas Reynolds • 28 June 1842
A Copy of a Letter to his Excellency of
June 28th. 1842
To His Excellency of
Dr. Sir,
You will permit me to ask  you to peruse this Letter, and the accompaning Newspaper; relative to the character  and conduct of ; who associated himself with our religious  Community, near two years ago; he being a man of respectable talents, and  moderately good literary attainments, In the Judicial organization of our .  under the charter granted by the Legislature of ; said was elec ted Mayor; and continued to hold said office of Mayor untill within the  last two months or less. He having learned that he could no longer main tain a standing as a honourable man, in our society, he tendered his resig nation which was accepted.
The object of this communication is therefore  to inform you of the true character of said , that he may  not injure the innocent, by gaining credence with you or those over whom your   is placed to govern. We have learned from respectable sources  that said has entered into a conspiracy with some of  the citizens of your , to bring a mob upon us, and thereby disturb our  peaceful vocations of life, and destroy, and drive us from our homes, and fire sides. Believing that your cannot be influenced by the popular  prejudice, almost every where entertained against us, on account of our pecul iar religious tenets; I am the more free to write to you without reserve; know ing that the hightoned, and honorable men of the earth, will not be easily  caried away by popular opinion or vulgar prejudice; but will always be  found on the side of the Law abiding, portion of Community; and will  suppress so far as in them lies, every movement that tends to abridge the  rights, or mar the peace and happiness of any portion of the citizens of our  Common Country. I have resided in this near three years, and attached  myself to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, soon after their  Location here; and have had a good opportunity of learning the feelings of the  Leading members of the said church, in reguard to the Citizens of ,  which are of the most friendly nature; ever desiring to live in peace, and culti vate friendship with all of the Citizens of your as also all the States, and  all mankind generally; it being a principle of our faith, to Cultivate friend ship and live in peace with all mankind; and if Dr , or  any other person, may conspire with citizens of your , to bring upon us [p. 236]
Letter, George Miller to Thomas Reynolds • 28 June 1842
A Copy of a Letter to his Excellency of
June 28th. 1842
To His Excellency of
Dr. Sir,
You will permit me to ask you to peruse this Letter, and the accompaning Newspaper; relative to the character and conduct of ; who associated himself with our religious Community, near two years ago; he being a man of respectable talents, and moderately good literary attainments, In the Judicial organization of our . under the charter granted by the Legislature of ; said was elected Mayor; and continued to hold said office of Mayor untill within the last two months or less. He having learned that he could no longer maintain a standing as a honourable man, in our society, he tendered his resignation which was accepted.
The object of this communication is therefore to inform you of the true character of said , that he may not injure the innocent, by gaining credence with you or those over whom your is placed to govern. We have learned from respectable sources that said has entered into a conspiracy with some of the citizens of your , to bring a mob upon us, and thereby disturb our peaceful vocations of life, and destroy, and drive us from our homes, and firesides. Believing that your cannot be influenced by the popular prejudice, almost every where entertained against us, on account of our peculiar religious tenets; I am the more free to write to you without reserve; knowing that the hightoned, and honorable men of the earth, will not be easily caried away by popular opinion or vulgar prejudice; but will always be found on the side of the Law abiding, portion of Community; and will suppress so far as in them lies, every movement that tends to abridge the rights, or mar the peace and happiness of any portion of the citizens of our Common Country. I have resided in this near three years, and attached myself to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, soon after their Location here; and have had a good opportunity of learning the feelings of the Leading members of the said church, in reguard to the Citizens of , which are of the most friendly nature; ever desiring to live in peace, and cultivate friendship with all of the Citizens of your as also all the States, and all mankind generally; it being a principle of our faith, to Cultivate friendship and live in peace with all mankind; and if Dr , or any other person, may conspire with citizens of your , to bring upon us [p. 236]
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