Letter from John M. Bernhisel, 8 March 1843

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March 8, 1843
Dear Brother,
I have just now had the pleasure of receiving a letter from Gen. , informing me that it is his intention to appear fully equipped on parade at on the 7thof May next, as Inspector General of the Nauvoo Legion
His Equipment are as follows,
Hat & feather—— $22.50
Uniform Coat and pantaloons—— 52.00
Sash—— 42.00
Sword & belt—— 35.00
Gloves & spurs—— 6.50
Horse Equipments—— 185.00
Epaulets—— 50.00
$393.00
These are all the very best, but the wishes to do honor to the Legion and the Cause, which he says he will no doubt yet join— It is thought by some whose opinions are worthy of respect that of the Herald, stands too low in public estimation here to do any credit to the Legion— He is an alien and could not hold a commission in actual service— I was highly gratified to learn that you had been released from your illegal & unjust persecutions [p. [1]]
March 8, 1843
Dear Brother,
I have just now had the pleasure of receiving a letter from Gen. , informing me that it is his intention to appear fully equipped on parade at on the 7thof May next, as Inspector General of the Nauvoo Legion
His Equipment are as follows,
Hat & feather—— $22.50
Uniform Coat and pantaloons—— 52.00
Sash—— 42.00
Sword & belt—— 35.00
Gloves & spurs—— 6.50
Horse Equipments—— 185.00
Epaulets—— 50.00
$393.00
These are all the very best, but the wishes to do honor to the Legion and the Cause, which he says he will no doubt yet join— It is thought by some whose opinions are worthy of respect that of the Herald, stands too low in public estimation here to do any credit to the Legion— He is an alien and could not hold a commission in actual service— I was highly gratified to learn that you had been released from your illegal & unjust persecutions [p. [1]]
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