Affidavit, 8 September 1838

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“We hereby certify that we have learned that a Mr. Nathan Marsh has certified that the people some time called Mormons have ingratiated themselves with the Indians, for the purpose of getting the Indians to commit depredations upon the people of this , which certificate of Marsh (as represented to us) is utterly false. We have never had any communication with the Indians on any subject; and we, and all the Mormon church, as we believe, entertain the same feelings and fears towards the Indians that are entertained by other citizens of this . We are friendly to the constitution and laws of this and of the , and wish to see them enforced.
JOSEPH SMITH, jr.
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Sworn to and subscribed before me this 8th day of September, A.D. 1838.
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One of the justices of the county court within and for . [p. 103]