, Letter, , Adams Co., IL, to JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 21 Mar. 1843; handwriting of ; endorsement in handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; two pages; JS Collection, CHL.
— March 21, 1843
President Joseph Smith
My dear Sir—
At the request of some of my neighbours— I take the liberty of asking a favor of you— we wish the use of a canon for a few days— you have several at and if you will oblige me, and let us have one, I will send for it and pledge my honor for its safe return in a short time—— The object in getting it, is as follows—— We have had a Considerable contest for some time with the people— — — — Rogers— Wood &c &c— and in spite of all our efforts and with the aid of a party majority in the Legislature they have obtained the passage of a law for stricking us off into a new County called — after some old Catholic Monk— and this too in opposition to the remonstrances & prayers of every man living in the proposed new — the history of this infamous transaction— can be given to you by your brother who I am happy to say stuck to me [p. ]