Letter of Introduction from James Adams, 9 November 1839

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Ills Novr 9th 1839
Dr.
I respectfully beg leave to introduce to your Excellency Joseph Smith Junr who in company with & Represent the (usually styled Mormons) Their business is to seek redress for the recent outrages commited on them and their property in . Those outrages are unparralleled in the annals of civilized communities and sir it may appear at first view a novel matter to be brought before the chief executive of the nation. Still Sir I feel conscious a consciousness founded on your affable disposition that you will hear with patience and advise with a desire to sustain the rights of all the citizens of our great Republic.
I am with great esteem & Respect
Your obt servt
His Excellency.
President of the [p. [1]]
 
His Excellency
President of the
J. Smith Junr [p. [2]]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    For more on the Saints’ experience in Missouri, see “A History, of the Persecution, of the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter Day Saints in Missouri,” serialized in the December 1839 through October 1840 issues of the Times and Seasons. (“A History, of the Persecution, of the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter Day Saints in Missouri,” Dec. 1839–Oct. 1840.)