Letter from James Arlington Bennet, 1 September 1842

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& Bachelor are now delivering lectures in against you & your doctrines & asserted practices at . told me this forenoon that the seats have been torn to pieces out of his church in Canal St. & that the congregation had to move to another place. I intimated to you in my last that of the Herald was about to publish conjointly with the his Book of Exposures but since have learned that it is about to come out in . He expects to make a fortune out of it & I presume he needs it, but I feel sure that it will only make converts to the Mormon faith. He has burrowed largely from Com Morris’ lacivious poems.
A general Order signed by , agt [adjutant] general and authorized by you has this day appeared in the Herald ordering me to repair to to take command of the Legion and to bring with me Brig. Gen. , which states that if the requisition be persisted in[,] blood must be shed. I have assured of the Herald that I deem it a hoax but he insists upon it that it is genuine. My reply to <​it​> has appeard to day in that paper. I have there stated that I have written to for instructions this is not so It is only a ruse. On the whole you will only be made a greater Prophet & a greater man a greater Em[p]eror by the affection & consideration of your good friends. My respects with those of Mrs B. to your
I am Dr Sir your Sincere friend—
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& Bachelor are now delivering lectures in against you & your doctrines & asserted practices at . told me this forenoon that the seats have been torn to pieces out of his church in Canal St. & that the congregation had to move to another place. I intimated to you in my last that of the Herald was about to publish conjointly with the his Book of Exposures but since have learned that it is about to come out in . He expects to make a fortune out of it & I presume he needs it, but I feel sure that it will only make converts to the Mormon faith. He has burrowed largely from Com Morris’ lacivious poems.
A general Order signed by , agt [adjutant] general and authorized by you has appeared in the Herald ordering me to repair to to take command of the Legion and to bring with me Brig. Gen. , which states that if the requisition be persisted in, blood must be shed. I have assured of the Herald that I deem it a hoax but he insists upon that it is genuine. My reply to it has appeard to day in that paper. I have there stated that I have written to for instructions this is not so It is only a ruse. On the whole you will only be made a greater Prophet & a greater man a greater Emperor by the affection & consideration of your good friends. My respects with those of Mrs B. to your
I am Dr Sir your Sincere friend—
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