Letter from Lyman Wight and Heber C. Kimball, 19–24 June 1844

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it is generally believed that there will be about an even race between the 5, but this is not our Opinion, we had many invitations from leadig men of the Whig party, to turn in for this time and they would go for you the next, but we say for Smith for both terms. We think we have it fully in our power to do so, and do not wish to barter fine gold for Dross of so Corruptible Matter, we say the whole hog tail and all or nothing. We many times become perfectly astonished to seek see how many will secretly give their views expressive of your elect[i]on privately who fear to give it openly, our object at the Baltimore Convention is to show to the people why we take this decided stand against all the other candidates and to have our own views published, if possible in all the papers of the day and if not, in hand bills and and Scatter them in eve[r]y City througout the
On the Sabbath we the 23d. we preached alternately to a large and respectable congregaton and acqutted ourselves with great applause and the warmest <​of​> friends in that place both in and out of the Church, We have hundreds of pleasent sceneries in our journals which are too numerous to mention at the presant time. We have been called on from every quarter for political investigation and are treated in the most friendly manners, and be at no loss in this place provided there were not a Latter day Saint in the Land
Yours as ever
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it is generally believed that there will be about an even race between the 5, but this is not our Opinion, we had many invitations from leadig men of the Whig party, to turn in for this time and they would go for you the next, but we say for Smith for both terms. We think we have it fully in our power to do so, and do not wish to barter fine gold for Dross of so Corruptible Matter, we say the whole hog tail and all or nothing. We many times become perfectly astonished to see how many will secretly give their views expressive of your election privately who fear to give it openly, our object at the Baltimore Convention is to show to the people why we take this decided stand against all the other candidates and to have our own views published, if possible in all the papers of the day and if not, in hand bills and Scatter them in every City througout the
On the Sabbath the 23d. we preached alternately to a large and respectable congregaton and acqutted ourselves with great applause and the warmest of friends in that place both in and out of the Church, We have hundreds of pleasent sceneries in our journals which are too numerous to mention at the presant time. We have been called on from every quarter for political investigation and are treated in the most friendly manners, and be at no loss in this place provided there were not a Latter day Saint in the Land
Yours as ever
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