: 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> 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 “Insurrectionandrebellion,” and Save the innocent and oppressed from such horrid persecution?
With great respect I have the honor to be your obt. Sert