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

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We then instructed them to have 1000 2000 copies of your views on the government and for the Elders to scatter them with the velocity of light[n]ing and the voice of thunder.— I had like to have fo[r]gotten to mention an important occurence on Board of the Board of the Louis Phillippe with a Mr David Guard of Lawrence Berg of . he is worth from to 2 to 300,000. he emigrated to when there wer but 3 Log Cabins in that place he gave me his views on politics, they completly Corresponded with yours. I <​then​> gave <​him​> 2 copies of yours. I <​He,​> was so highly pleased with them he pledged his word he would have them published in both the Lawrencebug papers as the[y] were both published under his roof. and if they did not comply with so reasonable a request. they the Edetors would have to seek shelter elswher he also stated he <​Joseph Smith​> that was the first man since the days of Gen. Washington & Jefferson <​who​> had been frank and honest enough to give his views to <​the​> people before elected, and said that he would go his whole length for such a man and that if you were not elected this time, he would be damned if you would not the next. let this be an ensample of like circumstances of hundreds of similar cases; as you know it would be to irksome to write them all, or read them, now to return to <​the​> subject of at 10 Oclock this mornig (the 27th) we left at 10 Oclock [p. 3]
We then instructed them to have 2000 copies of your views on the government and for the Elders to scatter them with the velocity of lightning and the voice of thunder.— I had like to have forgotten to mention an important occurence on Board of the Board of the Louis Phillippe with a Mr David Guard of Lawrence Berg . he is worth from to 2 to 300,000. he emigrated to when there wer but 3 Log Cabins in that place he gave me his views on politics, they completly Corresponded with yours. I then gave him 2 copies of yours. He, was so highly pleased with them he pledged his word he would have them published in both the Lawrencebug papers as they were both published under his roof. and if they did not comply with so reasonable a request. they the Edetors would have to seek shelter elswher he also stated he Joseph Smith that was the first man since the days of Gen. Washington & Jefferson who had been frank and honest enough to give his views to the people before elected, and said that he would go his whole length for such a man and that if you were not elected this time, he would be damned if you would not the next. let this be an ensample of like circumstances of hundreds of similar cases; as you know it would be to irksome to write them all, or read them, now to return to the subject at 10 Oclock this mornig (the 27th) we left [p. 3]
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