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

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tomers to purchase my property; I will sell and leave the if I can do no better other wise I must do the best I can and rely on on another source for protection while I obtain my right and possess it in peace as is my right I do not want to be harsh or inconsistent in this trying time I shall wait anxiously your deliberations on this day Again I will say let no one mistake s object in bringing me here or do him the injustice to believe that he has acted unwisely in this matter, for coming time will develop to you that he may be an acceptable agent in bringing universal satisfaction to all parties as far as can be restored but there are some things done and injuries sustaind that cannot be made good, and altho the loss to you and many may be incalculable yet he cannot bring to life the dead, but he has much influence in the surrounding country to restore peace to the living & restore tranquility to the contending parties in this agetated community, if he was not (as has been said) endowed with plenary power to act according to his own judgment he has only erred or the side of peace to you and as agreed I have complied with his every [p. [3]]
tomers to purchase my property; I will sell and leave the if I can do no better other wise I must do the best I can and rely on on another source for protection while I obtain my right and possess it in peace as is my right I do not want to be harsh or inconsistent in this trying time I shall wait anxiously your deliberations on this day Again I will say let no one mistake s object in bringing me here or do him the injustice to believe that he has acted unwisely in this matter, for coming time will develop to you that he may be an acceptable agent in bringing universal satisfaction to all parties as far as can be restored but there are some things done and injuries sustaind that cannot be made good, and altho the loss to you and many may be incalculable yet he cannot bring to life the dead, but he has much influence in the surrounding country to restore peace to the living & restore tranquility to the contending parties in this agetated community, if he was not (as has been said) endowed with plenary power to act according to his own judgment he has only erred or the side of peace to you and as agreed I have complied with his every [p. [3]]
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