Appendix 1: Letter to Oliver Cowdery and Others, circa 17 June 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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again practicing their former course. While this wikedness was going on in and his gang were writing letters to in order to distroy the character of every person they thought were standing in their way And and were assisting to prepare the way to throw confusion among the Saints of . During the full career of and s Bogus money business it got abroad into the wold that they were engaged in it, and several gentlemen were preparing to commence a prosecution against . He finding it out took with him and fled to with their familys: stealing a property and bringing it with him; which has within a few weeks past been obtained by the owners by means of a search warrent and he was saved from the Penitentiary by the influance of two influntial men of this place. He also brought notes with him upon which he had received pay and had promised to destroy them since here he made an attempt to sell them to of . And on his arrival reported that he had a note of One thousand dollars against a principal man in this Church when it is a fact that it was a palpable falsehood and had no such thing and he did it for the purpose of injureing his character. Shortly after and left for they were followed by , on whose arrival a general system of slander and abuse was commenced by you all for the purpose of distroying the character of certain individuals whose influance and strict [p. [5]]
again practicing their former course. While this wikedness was going on in and his gang were writing letters to in order to distroy the character of every person they thought were standing in their way And and were assisting to prepare the way to throw confusion among the Saints of . During the full career of and s Bogus money business it got abroad into the wold that they were engaged in it, and several gentlemen were preparing to commence a prosecution against . He finding it out took with him and fled to with their familys: stealing a property and bringing it with him; which has within a few weeks past been obtained by the owners by means of a search warrent and he was saved from the Penitentiary by the influance of two influntial men of this place. He also brought notes with him upon which he had received pay and had promised to destroy them since here he made an attempt to sell them to of . And on his arrival reported that he had a note of One thousand dollars against a principal man in this Church when it is a fact that it was a palpable falsehood and had no such thing and he did it for the purpose of injureing his character. Shortly after and left for they were followed by , on whose arrival a general system of slander and abuse was commenced by you all for the purpose of distroying the character of certain individuals whose influance and strict [p. [5]]
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