Letter, Robert D. Foster to Nauvoo City Council, 8 July 1844

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taken for my personal safety and through you to those whom you have sent on this occasion as a guard for my protection— should be free from all Censure in bringing me here tis true I have his pledge for my safety he can state to you the circumstances and how I threw myself unnecessarrily into you power— for the purpose of preserving your feelings and allaying all excitement,— you may now do with me as you think best tis hard to be driven from all I have and in order to preserve my life to be under the necessity of leaving my affairs in their present unsaleable condition, all my business being in rather an unfinished state which if I could superintend myself could be all done with much less expense than by any agency in as much as I have paid much for the completion of the same that cannot be adjusted in my absence I have already experienced much loss on account of my absence which I cannot now detail; I should like to sell my property to responsible men if it is decreed that I cannot live here or exchange and take property for some part I am now nearly out of money and daily incurring heavy expense and am dependent upon my property for means of support— if you can send me cus [p. [2]]
taken for my personal safety and through you to those whom you have sent on this occasion as a guard for my protection— should be free from all Censure in bringing me here tis true I have his pledge for my safety he can state to you the circumstances and how I threw myself unnecessarrily into you power— for the purpose of preserving your feelings and allaying all excitement,— you may now do with me as you think best tis hard to be driven from all I have and in order to preserve my life to be under the necessity of leaving my affairs in their present unsaleable condition, all my business being in rather an unfinished state which if I could superintend myself could be all done with much less expense than by any agency in as much as I have paid much for the completion of the same that cannot be adjusted in my absence I have already experienced much loss on account of my absence which I cannot now detail; I should like to sell my property to responsible men if it is decreed that I cannot live here or exchange and take property for some part I am now nearly out of money and daily incurring heavy expense and am dependent upon my property for means of support— if you can send me cus [p. [2]]
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