, Letter, , Hancock Co., IL, to JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 5 May 1844; handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; one page; Council of Fifty, Papers, 1844–1885, CHL.
May 5th 1844
To the Honorable President and Council of the Kingdom of God
I regret to inform you that circmstnces [circumstances] over which I have no power, prevnt me from meeting with you Tomorow I therefo[re] delegate power to my respetived [respected?] brethren father a[n]d to vote for me beleiving that if I were present that my mind would be theirs and theirs mine and from the confidence I have in your deliberations I beleive that all things will be conducted to the Glory of God and for the salvation of men