Letter from Abraham Jonas, 21 March 1843

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Columbus— March 21, 1843
President Joseph Smith
My dear Sir—
At the request of some of my neighbours— I take the liberty of asking a favor of you— we wish the use of a canon for a few days— you have several at And if you will oblige me, and let us have one, I will send for it and pledge my honor for its safe return in a short time—— The object in getting it, is as follows—— We have had a considerable contest for some time with the people— alias — Rogers— Wood &c &c— and in spite of all our efforts and with the Aid of a party majority in the Legislature they have obtained the passage of a law for stricking us off into a new County called — after some old Catholic Monk— and this too in opposition to the remonstrances & prayers of every man living in the proposed new — the history of this infamous transaction— can be given to you by your brother who I am happy to say stuck to me [p. [1]]
Columbus— March 21, 1843
President Joseph Smith
My dear Sir—
At the request of some of my neighbours— I take the liberty of asking a favor of you— we wish the use of a canon for a few days— you have several at And if you will oblige me, and let us have one, I will send for it and pledge my honor for its safe return in a short time—— The object in getting it, is as follows—— We have had a considerable contest for some time with the people— alias — Rogers— Wood &c &c— and in spite of all our efforts and with the Aid of a party majority in the Legislature they have obtained the passage of a law for stricking us off into a new County called — after some old Catholic Monk— and this too in opposition to the remonstrances & prayers of every man living in the proposed new — the history of this infamous transaction— can be given to you by your brother who I am happy to say stuck to me [p. [1]]
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