Letter from John C. Bennett, 25 July 1840

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Ill.— July 25th. 1840
Rev & Dear Friends:—
The last time I wrote you was during the pendency of your difficulties with the Missourians. you are aware that at that time I held the office of “Brigadier General of the Invincible Dragoons” of this and proffered you my entire energies for your deliverance from a ruthless and savage, tho. cowardly foe; but the Lord came to your rescue and saved you with a powerful arm. I am happy to find that you are now in a civilized land, and in the enjoyment of peace, and happiness. Some months ago I resigned my office with an intention of removing to your town, & joining your people; but hitherto I have been prevented: I hope however to remove to and unite with your next spring. I believe I should be much happier with you. I have many things to communicate which I would prefer doing orally, and I propose to meet you in on the first monday in Dec. next as I shall be there at that time on state and ’ business.
If I remove to I expect to follow my profession, and to that end I enclose you a slip from the “Louisville [p. 169] Journal” to give you an idea of my professional standing.
On the first of this month I was appointed to the office of “Quarter-Master General of the State of ,” which office I expect to hold for some years, I hope you have been well,
In haste. Write me immediately.
Yours Respectfully
Messrs Smith & . [p. 170]