Letterbook 2

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State of , and a firm supporter of the Administration of the General Government
visits (as I am informed) as  the representative of a community of people called Mormons, to solicit from  the government of the an investigation into the causes that led to  their expulsion from the state of , together with the various circumstances  connected with that extraordinary affair.
I think it due to that people to state that they had for a number of years  a community established in , and that while in that while in that , they  were (as far as I ever heard) believed to be an industrious inoffensive People, and  I have no recollection of having ever heard of any of them being charged in that  as violaters of the Laws—
With sincere respect, I am
Your Obt Servt
Robt Lucas
His Excellency,
President
D. C
Per Dr

Letter of Introduction from Robert Lucas • 22 April 1839

Ioway Territory
April 22, 1839—
To His Excellency Wilson Shannon
Governor of the State of .
Sir
I have the Honour to introduce to your acquaintance, Doct.   who was for many years a Citizen of , wishes  to obtain from the General Government of the , an investigation into the  causes that let to the expulsion of the people called Mormons from the State of  , together with all the facts connected with that extraordinary affair—
This investigation it appears to me, is due to them as citizens of the  , as well as to the nation at large. Any assistance that you can  render the towards accomplishing that desirable object will be gratefully  recieved and duly appreciated by
Your Sincere friend  and humble Servt
Robert Lucas
His excellency
Wilson Shannon
Governor of
, O
Per Doct [p. 43]
State of , and a firm supporter of the Administration of the General Government
visits (as I am informed) as the representative of a community of people called Mormons, to solicit from the government of the an investigation into the causes that led to their expulsion from the state of , together with the various circumstances connected with that extraordinary affair.
I think it due to that people to state that they had for a number of years a community established in , and that while in that while in that , they were (as far as I ever heard) believed to be an industrious inoffensive People, and I have no recollection of having ever heard of any of them being charged in that as violaters of the Laws—
With sincere respect, I am
Your Obt Servt
Robt Lucas
His Excellency,
President
D. C
Per Dr

Letter of Introduction from Robert Lucas • 22 April 1839

Ioway Territory
April 22, 1839—
To His Excellency Wilson Shannon
Governor of the State of .
Sir
I have the Honour to introduce to your acquaintance, Doct. who was for many years a Citizen of , wishes to obtain from the General Government of the , an investigation into the causes that let to the expulsion of the people called Mormons from the State of , together with all the facts connected with that extraordinary affair—
This investigation it appears to me, is due to them as citizens of the , as well as to the nation at large. Any assistance that you can render the towards accomplishing that desirable object will be gratefully recieved and duly appreciated by
Your Sincere friend and humble Servt
Robert Lucas
His excellency
Wilson Shannon
Governor of
, O
Per Doct [p. 43]
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