J. J. Lugenbühl, Letter, , Orleans Parish, LA, to JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 15 Feb. 1844; handwriting probably of J. J. Lugenbühl; dockets in handwriting of and ; one page; JS Collection, CHL.
15th. Feby 1844
To Joseph Smith Esqr
Dear Sir I do hereby take the Liberty of addressing a few lines unto you upon a subject of great consequence among us the German Protestant Orthodox Congregation of Our Lord Jesus Christ and Saviour of which I am a member
It is sir concerning a certain Individual by the name of who has had the use of our Church for the purpose of Preaching in it the Doctrine of the Church of Latter day Saints for some time and is still preaching in it. Sometime since there was <were> brought against him several accusations which were given to our Minister Mr. [Christian] Sans accusing Mr. of Preaching false Doctrine and that he was disfellowshiped by the Members of your Church and that he was an imposter who’s character is very much defamed and that he committed several crimes against your Church for which you exspelled him this says that your Brother ordained him in some time since his accusers said that they would accuse him in open Church the next Sunday but they did not do it Therefore I desire to know of you who sir is the principal of the Church whither these accusation are true or not The accusers of are Mr. Jacaways [Fields Jacaway] Mr. [Thomas] McKenzie and Mr. Jacaways is also a minister of your church
Dear Sir answer me as soon as you can posibly do so because on this point Depends much