Letter, William W. Phelps to Thomas Ford, 30 December 1843

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Decr 30, 1843
Sir:—
I forward to your <​​> a number of affidavits relative to the late kidnapping of the Avery’s and on upon other matters. When the mob made efforts to resist the laws, Joseph Smith as may<​or​> gave notice to to hold a portion of the in readiness. And Esq. called for some troops to assist maintain the laws— but I am happy to say, none were ordered to march as it was deemed most advisable to let Col. and his mob flourish till indictments could be made at the Circuit Court of County.
We shall continue to keep you<​r​> <​​> informed in upon all matters of moment touching the premises.
Respectfully I have the honor to be your Obt. Sert.
His Excellency
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Decr 30, 1843
Sir:—
I forward to your a number of affidavits relative to the late kidnapping of the Avery’s and upon other matters. When the mob made efforts to resist the laws, Joseph Smith as mayor gave notice to to hold a portion of the in readiness. And Esq. called for some troops to maintain the laws— but I am happy to say, none were ordered to march as it was deemed most advisable to let Col. and his mob flourish till indictments could be made at the Circuit Court of County.
We shall continue to keep your informed upon all matters of moment touching the premises.
Respectfully I have the honor to be your Obt. Sert.
His Excellency
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Ill) [p. [1]]
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