Letter, Lucien Woodworth to Sam Houston, 14 July 1844

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City of Ill. U. S.
July, 14— 1844.—
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His Excellency ,
Dear Sir
With this, I forward you the Book of Mormon” “Doctrinis & Covenants”. of the “Latter Day Saints;” s’ ‘Voice of Warning” & Times which Set forth the views of, the <the church of Latter Day Saints> Saints or Mormons, <or Mormons>, as they are call'd; Also, the Times & Seasons of July, 1st 1844,— in which you will find correct statements concerning the Horrid Murd[e]rs of Genrels Joseph & — In Jail on the 27th ult.— by at Mob of 150 or 200.— painted & disguised men.— whose names— are well known— but the Governer , as yet has taken no action to bring them to justice,— and some I am infmd [informed] have already started for .
This does not seem to discourage the Mormons in the leet [least].— but they feel more disposed than every to carry out Gen— Smiths views— in all things.— The great excetemet [excitement] he ar[o]und us— stoppig has been sufficet [sufficient] apology for any all seeming neglect, on and I have hope your Excelle[n]cy will faver me with at Letter, stating any thing new which may have occuried.— & you shall hear from me aga[i]n [p. [1]]
City of Ill. U. S.
July, 14— 1844.—
His Excellency ,
Sir
With this, I forward you the Book of Mormon” “Doctrinis & Covenants”. s’ ‘Voice of Warning” which Set forth the views of, the the church of Latter Day Saints or Mormons, as they are call'd; Also, the Times & Seasons of July, 1st — in which you will find correct statements concerning the Horrid Murders of Genrels Joseph & — In Jail on the 27th ult.— by a Mob of 150 or 200.— painted & disguised men.— whose names— are well known— but , as yet has taken no action to bring them to justice,— and some I am infmd [informed] have already started for .
This does not seem to discourage the Mormons in the leet [least].— but they feel more disposed than every to carry out Gen— Smiths views— in all things.— The great excetemet [excitement] around us— has been sufficet [sufficient] apology for all seeming neglect, and I hope your Excellency will faver me with a Letter, stating any thing new which may have occuried.— & you shall hear from me again [p. [1]]
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