Letter to Thomas Ford, 6 December 1843

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, Decr. 6th. 1843
Sir/
The enclosed affidavit is forwarded to your for instructions to know what shall be done in the premises. I shall act according to the best of my judgment constitutionally till I receive your instructions. and in the mean time shall forward, as soon as they can be had all the facts relative to the case, as a suitable person will go immediately to the place and get the necessary affidavits. Send your instructions by the bearer
Respectfully I have the honor to be Your obedt. servt
Joseph Smith
Lieutt. Genl. of N. L.
His Excellency
Illinois
P. S. Shall any portion of the Legion be called out?
N. B. An express has just reached me that will make another demand for me. I rely on the honor of . for no writ can legally issue against me. I have suffered from the<​ir​> insatiable thirst <​for my blood​> long enough and want the peace of my family to remain undisturbed. [⅓ page blank] [p. [1]]
, Decr. 6th. 1843
Sir/
The enclosed affidavit is forwarded to your for instructions to know what shall be done in the premises. I shall act according to the best of my judgment constitutionally till I receive your instructions. and in the mean time shall forward, as soon as they can be had all the facts relative to the case, as a suitable person will go immediately to the place and get the necessary affidavits. Send your instructions by the bearer
Respectfully I have the honor to be Your obedt. servt
Joseph Smith
Lieutt. Genl. of N. L.
His Excellency
Illinois
P. S. Shall any portion of the Legion be called out?
N. B. An express has just reached me that will make another demand for me. I rely on the honor of . for no writ can legally issue against me. I have suffered from their insatiable thirst for my blood long enough and want the peace of my family to remain undisturbed. [⅓ page blank] [p. [1]]
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