Letter from Edward Southwick, 7 August 1843

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, Lee Co. Ills. August 7th 1843.
Gen. Joseph Smith
My Dear Sir.
I hope you have received my Communication for the Warsaw Message sent you a few days since, as I deem its publication of consequence to me as it vindicates my Character from the aspersions of a man who if well known I should take no trouble to contradict, as I am satisfied no one who knows him will believe him. I refer to the Gentleman who lately arrested You.
I wish you to <do> me the favour to send me by return of mail the result of the Election for member to Congress in the County of and also the result of said Election for said Member of Congress in the precinct in which the City of is situate.
I wish you also to send me by mail if you can procure Current bills the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.
If you will send it to me within two or three weeks from this date I will [p. [1]]
, Lee Co. Ills. August 7th 1843.
Gen. Joseph Smith
My Dear Sir.
I hope you have received my Communication for the Warsaw Message sent you a few days since, as I deem its publication of consequence to me as it vindicates my Character from the aspersions of a man who if well known I should take no trouble to contradict, as I am satisfied no one who knows him will believe him. I refer to the Gentleman who lately arrested You.
I wish you to do me the favour to send me by return of mail the result of the Election for member to Congress in the County of and also the result of said Election for said Member of Congress in the precinct in which the City of is situate.
I wish you also to send me by mail if you can procure Current bills the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars.
If you will send it to me within two or three weeks from this date I will [p. [1]]
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