Letter from Washington Tucker, 4 May 1844

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Eldorado Union Co. Arkansas May 4th 1844
To His Holiness Joseph Smith of Illinois—
Reverned Sir:—
Last winter while in the State of Mississippi I became acquanited with one of your missionaries who was laboring at the time in that State— Also at the same time I had an opportunity of perusing some of your sacred Books, and from what I have been able to learn as well from reading as from observation I am constrained to be very favorably impressed towards the new doctrin, although to me it certainly appears quite novel, yet I cannot do otherwise than believe their is great reality in it —so much so, indeed that I am extremely anxious to become better informed on this all important and truly vital matter—
And moreover, I am not the only one in this part who is an ardent seeker after truth; indeed the subject is beginning to produce a great deal of enquiry and some excitement in this county— hundreds who never before heard of the new Revilation [p. [1]]
Eldorado Union Co. Arkansas May 4th 1844
To His Holiness Joseph Smith of Illinois—
Reverned Sir:—
Last winter while in the State of Mississippi I became acquanited with one of your missionaries who was laboring at the time in that State— Also at the same time I had an opportunity of perusing some of your sacred Books, and from what I have been able to learn as well from reading as from observation I am constrained to be very favorably impressed towards the new doctrin, although to me it certainly appears quite novel, yet I cannot do otherwise than believe their is great reality in it —so much so, indeed that I am extremely anxious to become better informed on this all important and truly vital matter—
And moreover, I am not the only one in this part who is an ardent seeker after truth; indeed the subject is beginning to produce a great deal of enquiry and some excitement in this county— hundreds who never before heard of the new Revilation [p. [1]]
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