Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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mob voilence, we confide in you as one who will under all circumstances interpose the strong arm of the Law, in the suppression of conspiricy conspiricies or mobs, or any other violation of Law. as citizens of the we claim the protection of the several States and the in all our constitutional rights, and having learned something of your character we the more confidently expect your protection, against all lawless agressions, by any of the citizens of your .
Whatever may be reported concerning us, we assure your that our feelings are as I have before stated, of the most friendly nature. And should or any other person report any thing contrary your need pay no attention to it; for it is not the truth, and is only designed by wicked men to cause the overthrow of the innocent.
Should any report have already reached your ears, I would esteem it as a great favor if you would give me information of the same by letter immediately on receipt of this.
I am yours respy.—
To .
Letter to Horace Hotchkiss • 30 June 1842
A Copy of a letter to Esqr.
June 30th. 1842
Esqr.
Dr Sir— Yours of the 27th. May has been received which I shall now briefly answer.
In regard to my application for the benefit of the Bankrupt act, there was no other course for me to pursue than the one I have already taken and as I have said before all my creditors will have to fare alike Your papers are inventory’d along with all the other property.
The influence this step may have upon our society either commercially or religiously is a matter we cannot stop to consult, as we had no alternative left. We have been compelled to pursue this course on account of the extreme pressure of the times, which continued to bear harder upon us untill we took the step we have.
A great pressure of buisness prevents my writing more at the present, your therefore excuse a short communication
I remain Yours respy
Joseph Smith
By Clerk [p. 237]
mob voilence, we confide in you as one who will under all circumstances interpose the strong arm of the Law, in the suppression of conspiricies or mobs, or any other violation of Law. as citizens of the we claim the protection of the several States and the in all our constitutional rights, and having learned something of your character we the more confidently expect your protection, against all lawless agressions, by any of the citizens of your .
Whatever may be reported concerning us, we assure your that our feelings are as I have before stated, of the most friendly nature. And should or any other person report any thing contrary your need pay no attention to it; for it is not the truth, and is only designed by wicked men to cause the overthrow of the innocent.
Should any report have already reached your ears, I would esteem it as a great favor if you would give me information of the same by letter immediately on receipt of this.
I am yours respy.—
To .
Letter to Horace Hotchkiss • 30 June 1842
A Copy of a letter to Esqr.
June 30th. 1842
Esqr.
Dr Sir— Yours of the 27th. May has been received which I shall now briefly answer.
In regard to my application for the benefit of the Bankrupt act, there was no other course for me to pursue than the one I have already taken and as I have said before all my creditors will have to fare alike Your papers are inventory’d along with all the other property.
The influence this step may have upon our society either commercially or religiously is a matter we cannot stop to consult, as we had no alternative left. We have been compelled to pursue this course on account of the extreme pressure of the times, which continued to bear harder upon us untill we took the step we have.
A great pressure of buisness prevents my writing more at the present, your therefore excuse a short communication
I remain Yours respy
Joseph Smith
By Clerk [p. 237]
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