Letterbook 2

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  • Historical Introduction
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Letter of Introduction from Samuel Leech • 10 May 1839

Ill, 10th. May 1839
The Bearer the Revd is a member of a society  of people called “Mormons” or “Latter Day Saints” who have been driven  from the State of by order of the of that , and who  have taken up their residence in and about this place in large numbers  I have no hesitation in saying that this people have been most shamefully  persecuted and cruelly treated by the people of
has resided in & near to this place for three or four months  during which time his conduct has been that of a Gentleman, and a  moral and worthy Citizen.
Saml Leech

Letter of Introduction from Samuel Holmes and Others • 8 May 1839

Ill, May 8th. 1839
To the His Excellency The of the
The Heads of Departments, and all to whom this may  be shown.
The undersigned Citizens of , Illinois, beg  leave to introduce to you the bearer Revd. .
is a Divine connected with the Church of “Latter Day  Saints” And having enjoyed his acquaintance for some time past, we  take great pleasure in recommending him to your favorable notice as  a man of piety and a valuable citizen. Any representation— he may make  touching the object of his mission to your may be implicitly  relied on.
Very respectfully your’s
Saml Holmes
Hiram Rogers
J T Holmes
Nichl Wren
C M Woods [p. 44]

Letter of Introduction from Samuel Leech • 10 May 1839

Ill, 10th. May 1839
The Bearer the Revd is a member of a society of people called “Mormons” or “Latter Day Saints” who have been driven from the State of by order of the of that , and who have taken up their residence in and about this place in large numbers I have no hesitation in saying that this people have been most shamefully persecuted and cruelly treated by the people of
has resided in & near to this place for three or four months during which time his conduct has been that of a Gentleman, and a moral and worthy Citizen.
Saml Leech

Letter of Introduction from Samuel Holmes and Others • 8 May 1839

Ill, May 8th. 1839
To His Excellency The of the
The Heads of Departments, and all to whom this may be shown.
The undersigned Citizens of , Illinois, beg leave to introduce to you the bearer Revd. .
is a Divine connected with the Church of “Latter Day Saints” And having enjoyed his acquaintance for some time past, we take great pleasure in recommending him to your favorable notice as a man of piety and a valuable citizen. Any representation— he may make touching the object of his mission to your may be implicitly relied on.
Very respectfully your’s
Saml Holmes
Hiram Rogers
J T Holmes
Nichl Wren
C M Woods [p. 44]
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