Letter to Thomas Ford, 11 December 1843

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, Dec. 11th. 1843.
Sir:— I herewith forward your another affidavit on the subject of the late Kidnapping. and shall continue <​the same​> as they come to hand, expecting your cordial Co-operation in the prossesses, that the laws may be magnified and made honorable, and our lives held precious, as well as our friends saved from jeopardy— and the “captives freed.”
Respectfully I have the hono[r] to be your obt. Sert.
Joseph Smith
His Excy.
Gov.
Ill. [p. [1]]
, Dec. 11th. 1843.
Sir:— I herewith forward your another affidavit on the subject of the late Kidnapping. and shall continue the same as they come to hand, expecting your cordial Co-operation in the prossesses, that the laws may be magnified and made honorable, and our lives held precious, our friends saved from jeopardy— and the “captives freed.”
Respectfully I have the honor to be your obt. Sert.
Joseph Smith
His Excy.
Gov.
Ill. [p. [1]]
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