Letter from John Harper, 13 July 1842

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, July the 13th. 1842.
Gen: Joseph Smith. Dear sir:
I have been nearly all over the I find the people very much devided, and seem at a loss to know hoo to vote for;
My friends say, they want me to go through the poles sertin, as I have have been before the people, and my sentime[n]ts mad[e] known, and have neve[r] been turned about by the antimormon party. My friends think that they can unite more votes on me, amongst the old citizens, than any other of the candidates could get, if you think that I could get a support a mong your people, to insure my election, to the house of representative of our next legislature, I will say to you, that your interrests will be as promptly attendid to, as they would be by any one in the : for I shall never be found with an ungreatful heart to my political friends. For I very <​verily​> believe that you, and all of your people are true patriots; and republicans, and only want equal rights and privilages, with the rest of the people, and be protected by the laws our as other, citizens are.
Please send me a line and let me know what my prospects are in your .
N. B. this is written in extreem hast[e] almos[t] without <​pen or ink​>. [p. [1]]
, July the 13th. 1842.
Gen: Joseph Smith. Dear sir:
I have been nearly all over the I find the people very much devided, and seem at a loss to know hoo to vote for;
My friends say, they want me to go through the poles sertin, as I have have been before the people, and my sentiments made known, and have never been turned about by the antimormon party. My friends think that they can unite more votes on me, amongst the old citizens, than any other of the candidates could get, if you think that I could get a support a mong your people, to insure my election, to the house of representative of our next legislature, I will say to you, that your interrests will be as promptly attendid to, as they would be by any one in the : for I shall never be found with an ungreatful heart to my political friends. For I verily believe that you, and all of your people are true patriots; and republicans, and only want equal rights and privilages, with the rest of the people, and be protected by the laws our as other, citizens are.
Please send me a line and let me know what my prospects are in your .
N. B. this is written in extreem haste almost without pen or ink. [p. [1]]
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