Letter to Thomas Ford, 16 June 1844

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Ill: June 16. 1844
His Excellency
Sir
I am informed from credible sources as well as from the proceedings of a public meeting at &c as published in the “Warsaw Signal” extra, that an energetic attempt is being made by some of the Citizens of this and the surrounding Counties to drive and exterminate “the Saints” by force of arms. And I send this information to your by a Special Messenger — Adjutant <​General— —​> who will give all particulars, and I ask at your hands, immdediate council and protection.
has been here and given his advice in the Case which I shall strictly follow until I hear from your — and in all cases shall adhere to the Constitution and Laws.
The Nauvoo Legion is at your service to quell all insurrections and support the dignity of the Common weal
I wish, urgently wish your to come down in person with your Staff, and investigate the whole matter, without delay and cause peace to be restored to the Country— And I know not but this will be the only means of stopping the <​an​> effusion of blood
The information referred to above is before me, by Affidavit
I remain Sir
the friend of peace, and Your ’s humble servant
Joseph Smith
His Excellency
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Ill: June 16. 1844
His Excellency
Sir
I am informed from credible sources as well as from the proceedings of a public meeting at &c as published in the “Warsaw Signal” extra, that an energetic attempt is being made by some of the Citizens of this and the surrounding Counties to drive and exterminate “the Saints” by force of arms. And I send this information to your by a Special Messenger — Adjutant General— — who will give all particulars, and I ask at your hands, immdediate council and protection.
has been here and given his advice in the Case which I shall strictly follow until I hear from your — and in all cases shall adhere to the Constitution and Laws.
The Nauvoo Legion is at your service to quell all insurrections and support the dignity of the Common weal
I wish, urgently wish your to come down in person with your Staff, and investigate the whole matter, without delay and cause peace to be restored to the Country— And I know not but this will be the only means of stopping an effusion of blood
The information referred to above is before me, by Affidavit
I remain Sir
the friend of peace, and Your ’s humble servant
Joseph Smith
His Excellency
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