Letter from George Bachman, 21 January 1843

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Ill. January 21st 1843
President Joseph Smith)
Respected Friend)
Inclosed I send You a copy of a letter written by me to General , which I wish you to read and then file as a testimonial, of the Esteem and respect of Your friend And Jonathan said unto David let us make a covenant and if there be evil intended a gainst I <You,> will draw the bow and shute an Arrow beyond You, so that you may surely know that evil is intended; I some times draw the bow and hit the mark, and hope that I may have done so in this ca[se] You may rely on the Secrecy— and and assistance of the writer and command his services at all times both professional and personal when you may think proper so to do. rest assured of the high Esteem and best wishes of Your friend
George Bachman [p. [1]]
Ill. January 21st 1843
President Joseph Smith)
Respected Friend)
Inclosed I send You a copy of a letter written by me to General , which I wish you to read and then file as a testimonial, of the Esteem and respect of Your friend And Jonathan said unto David let us make a covenant and if there be evil intended a gainst You, will draw the bow and shute an Arrow beyond You, so that you may surely know that evil is intended; I some times draw the bow and hit the mark, and hope that I may have done so in this case You may rely on the Secrecy— and and assistance of the writer and command his services at all times both professional and personal when you may think proper so to do. rest assured of the high Esteem and best wishes of Your friend
George Bachman [p. [1]]
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