Letter to Orson Hyde, 25 May 1844

  • Source Note
Page [2]
image
Men who are afraid of “hazarding their influence” in the council or in the field <​political arena​> are good for nothing. Tis the fearless <​and united & persuing​> who will <​gain the​> conquests of the forum
Esqr is about to resign the office of Post <​office​> Master, at in favor of Joseph Gen Joseph Smith, the founder of the , The He has the oldest petitions now on file in the off Gen Post office for that station, and has every an ◊◊◊ ended claim, <​over every other petitins,​> by creation, by <​being the founder &​> <​support of the , & by​> the voice of 19/20ths of the people. and ever sacred consideration, and <​it is the wish of the council that​> you will engage the delegation, to <​use their influence to​> secure the office to Gen Smith, without fail, & have them ready to act <​on the arrival of​> s. resignation arrival and before too, if expedient.—
All is going well in the election— & at .— some little upstirs among the Anties— but ’tis great cry and little wool Gen smith <​We have also​> <​also​> is also writing written to Esqr Mr S. attorney for the district of , who is enlisted <​has kindly​> <​offered his service​> to secure the Post office to Gen the general, <​he having been here & seen for himself our the situation​> and probably his letter to the department will arrive nearly as soon as this,
The Election <​on the principles of Jeffersons Democracy, free trade &, protection of personal property ​> is gaining ground in every quarter. All is well at , although some of the anties are Trying to do us anjury [injury], but their efforts are palsied; They make very little head way You remember the Presteri [Presbyterian?] motto “Truth will prevail,” therefore we go ahead.
You have the best wishes of the council & friends here
By order of the Council, I am sir most respectfully— Yours,—
, Recorder— [p. [2]]
Men who are afraid of “hazarding their influence” in the council or the political arena are good for nothing. Tis the fearless and united & persuing who will gain the conquests of the forum
Esqr is about to resign the Post office , at in favor of Gen Joseph Smith, the founder of the , He has the oldest petitions now on file in the Gen Post office for that station, and has an ended claim, over every other petitins, by being the founder & support of the , & by the voice of 19/20ths of the people. and ever sacred consideration, and it is the wish of the council that you engage the delegation, to use their influence to secure the office to Gen Smith, without fail, & have them ready to act on the arrival of s. resignation and before too, if expedient.—
We have also also written to Esqr Mr S. attorney for the district of , who has kindly offered his service to secure the Post office to the general, he having been here & seen for himself the situation and probably his letter to the department will arrive nearly as soon as this,
The Election on the principles of Jeffersons Democracy, free trade &, protection of personal property is gaining ground in every quarter. All is well at , although some of the anties are Trying to do us anjury [injury], but their efforts are palsied; They make very little head way You remember the Presteri [Presbyterian] motto “Truth will prevail,” therefore we go ahead.
You have the best wishes of the council & friends here
By order of the Council, I am sir most respectfully— Yours,—
, Recorder— [p. [2]]
Page [2]