Letter from Unidentified Author, 23 September 1843
Unidentified author, , Dallas Co., AL, to JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 23 Sept. 1843; unidentified handwriting; docket in handwriting of ; two pages; Helen Vilate Bourne Fleming, Collection, CHL. Includes postal markings.
also the time of the foundation and probable cost of your Magnificient Mormon and Time to consumate Its completion
Also what word of Language the name of your Religion is taken from and what the Word Mormon Implies
My Reason for thus advising you is this I have heard . . . <&> Seen so many fales [false] and contradictory reports respecting all these that In order to come at the facts I have ask[ed] this from your own pen when I am certain you Will give me facts that may be fully relied on
one of your preache[r]s pass[ed] through this county last winter I did not See him myself but got a favorable report both of the man and his doctrine here
In the South we are in a measure In darkness respecting both your principles and progress of your and religion [p. ]