Letter to Sidney Rigdon, 27 March 1843

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you are in connection with , & , in the whole of their abominble practices in seeking to destroy me and this people and that , is as deep, Sir, in the mud mire, as you<​, Sir,​> are in the mud mire, in your conspiracies, and that you are in the exerciese of a Traitrous spirit aga[ins]t our lives and interest by combining with our Enemies and the murderous Missourians, my feelings, Sir, have been wrought upon to a very great extent, in relation to yourself, ever since soon after the first appearance of in this place, there has been something dark & my[s]terious hovering over our business concerns that are not only palpablle but altogether unacco[u]ntable in relation to the Post office, and Sir from the very first of the pretentions of , to secure to me the Post Office, (which, by the by I have <​never​> desired, if I could have justice done me in that department,) <​without my occupancy​> I have known, Sir, that it was a fraud practiced upon me, and of the secret plottings & conniving between, him & yourself in relation to the matter the whole time, as well as many other things which I have kept locked up in my own bosom but I am constrained at this time, to make [p. [2]]
you are in connection with , & , in the whole of their abominble practices in seeking to destroy me and this people and that , is as deep, in the mire, as you, Sir, are in the mire, in your conspiracies, and that you are in the exerciese of a Traitrous spirit against our lives and interest by combining with our Enemies and the murderous Missourians, my feelings, Sir, have been wrought upon to a very great extent, in relation to yourself, ever since soon after the first appearance of in this place, there has been something dark & mysterious hovering over our business concerns that are not only palpablle but altogether unaccountable in relation to the Post office, and Sir from the very first of the pretentions of , to secure to me the Post Office, (which, by the by I have never desired, if I could have justice done me in that department,) without my occupancy I have known, Sir, that it was a fraud practiced upon me, and of the secret plottings & conniving between, him & yourself in relation to the matter the whole time, as well as many other things which I have kept locked up in my own bosom but I am constrained at this time, to make [p. [2]]
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