Letter from William Clayton, 26 June 1844

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June 26— 1844
D[ea]r president:
I write this line to inform <​you​> that Mr Marsh who lives down the and of whom you have had corn, pork &c has sent word that if you want any bail he is ready for one to any amount, and further that he has got some corn left which he wants you to have lest the mob get it. (we will endeaver to obtain it)
They have already taken two loads but he has charged them a dollar a bushel for it.
The Amaranth has just landed at the foot of Main Street and unloaded 200 Bbls [barrels] flour— 95 for Mr Kimball and the balance for Bryant.
Capn. [James] Singleton who came at the head of the police this morning is sending a request to the to call them home, he says he finds no difficulties to settle here but there is plenty to settle at home. He furthermore says that while the police was at they were treated as Soldiers but since they came to they have been treated as gentlemen
The company all got home safe and well last night.
A messenger as [is] about to start forthwith to
All is peace in , many threats keep coming that the mob are determined to attack the in your absence but we have no fears.
With fervency and true friendship I remain Yours eternally
—— [p. [1]]
Joseph Smith Esqr.
<June 26— 1844
Recd 6¼ P. M. at >
June 26, 1844
to Joseph Smith [p. [2]]


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    Docket in the handwriting of Thomas Bullock.