Letter to John Tyler, 20 June 1844

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City of , Ill. June 20, 1844.
Sir: I have just enclosed to the of the State of , copies of the enclosed affidavits and Extra. I am sorry to say that the State of , not content<​ed​> <​with​> robbed robbing, driving, and murdered murdering many of the Latter day Saints, are now joining the mob of this for the purpose of <​the​> “utter extermination” of the Mormons, as they have resolved. And now, , as president of the , will you render that protection which <​the​> constitution guarantees in case of Insurrection and rebellion,” and save the innocent and oppressed from such horrid persecution?
With great respect I have the honor to be your obt. ser[van]t
Joseph Smith
Mayor
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President)
of the )
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City of , Ill. June 20, 1844.
Sir: I have just enclosed to the of the State of , copies of the enclosed affidavits and Extra. I am sorry to say that the State of , not contented with robbing, driving, and murdering many of the Latter day Saints, are now joining the mob of this for the purpose of the “utter extermination” of the Mormons, as they have resolved. And now, , as president of the , will you render that protection which the constitution guarantees in case of “Insurrection and rebellion,” and save the innocent and oppressed from such horrid persecution?
With great respect I have the honor to be your obt. servant
Joseph Smith
Mayor
)
President)
of the )
)
) [p. [1]]
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