Letter from Sidney Rigdon, 27 March 1843

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As to the difficulties here I never at any time gave any countanance in relation to it, and he knows it as well as I do and feels it keenly he has threatened me severely that he could do with me as he pleased, and if I did not cease to aid you and quit trying to save my Prophet— as he calls you— from the punishment of law he would turn against me, and while at on his way to Upper Missouri he in one of his speeches made a violent attack on myself, all predicated on the fact that I would not aid him. Such are his feelings on the subject. and his threatnings. As to if there is any thing in his mind unfavorably disposed to you he has as far as I know kept it to himself for he never said any thing to me nor in my hearing from which I could draw even an inference of that kind, He was here yesterday when you came much dejected in spirit in relation to his temporal affairs. and commenced telling of the great injuries he had received by his Son-in-law and the great losses he had sustained by him, and seemed greatly dejected on account of it. but he never mentioned any other subject. When I went to on Friday, I it was purely in relation to temporal matters making arangements for provisions for the ensuing season and to regulate some matters in relation to property only. While there I heard the report of the new indictments, and Dr Higbee told me the day before I went out that I was among the number of those indicted, <​who were to be demanded,​> in relation to this I made such inquiry as I thought would enable me to determine the fact, but failed in the attempt I confess I felt some considerable interest in determining this fact. and felt anxious to know if I could find out how it was. Now on the broad scale I can assert in truth, that with myself and no any other person on this globe there never was nor is there now existing any <​thing​> privately or publickly to injure your character, in any respect whatever neither has any person spoken to me on any such subject. All that has ever [p. [2]]
As to the difficulties here I never at any time gave any countanance in relation to it, and he knows it as well as I do and feels it keenly he has threatened me severely that he could do with me as he pleased, and if I did not cease to aid you and quit trying to save my Prophet— as he calls you— from the punishment of law he would turn against me, and while at on his way to Upper Missouri he in one of his speeches made a violent attack on myself, all predicated on the fact that I would not aid him. Such are his feelings on the subject. and his threatnings. As to if there is any thing in his mind unfavorably disposed to you he has as far as I know kept it to himself for he never said any thing to me nor in my hearing from which I could draw even an inference of that kind, He was here yesterday when you came much dejected in spirit in relation to his temporal affairs. and commenced telling of the great injuries he had received by his Son-in-law and the great losses he had sustained by him, and seemed greatly dejected on account of it. but he never mentioned any other subject. When I went to on Friday, it was purely in relation to temporal matters making arangements for provisions for the ensuing season and to regulate some matters in relation to property only. While there I heard the report of the new indictments, and Dr Higbee told me the day before I went out that I was among the number of those , who were to be demanded, in relation to this I made such inquiry as I thought would enable me to determine the fact, but failed in the attempt I confess I felt some considerable interest in determining this fact. and felt anxious to know if I could find out how it was. Now on the broad scale I can assert in truth, that with myself and any other person on this globe there never was nor is there now existing any thing privately or publickly to injure your character, in any respect whatever neither has any person spoken to me on any such subject. All that has ever [p. [2]]
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