Letter of Introduction from Sidney Rigdon, 9 November 1839

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Ill. November 9th. 1839
To his Excellency and, the heads of department at .
I have the honor of Introducing to you Messrs Joseph Smith Junr. and who have gone to for the purpose of Obtaining redress for the abuses receiv’d by the in . They are also the bearers of a package of letters of reccommendation given to myself the object of those letters were not for any individual advantage but for the benefit of the whole Church of Latter day Saints myself being sick and unable to travel I have placed them in their hands for the same purpose for which they were put into mine As they have been deputed to take my place in consequence of sickness I wish you to consider those letters as much theirs as mine and to place all confidence in them as gentlemen who have the confidence of those sending them and that your confidence in them may be as strong as the confidence that one man can place in another. I can assure you Gentlemen that they are men of integrity and piety in whom the greatest confidence can be placed I have the honor to be Gentlemen with considerations of high respect your Humble servant
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Ill. November 9th. 1839
To his Excellency and, the heads of department at .
I have the honor of Introducing to you Messrs Joseph Smith Junr. and who have gone to for the purpose of Obtaining redress for the abuses receiv’d by the in . They are also the bearers of a package of letters of reccommendation given to myself the object of those letters were not for any individual advantage but for the benefit of the whole Church of Latter day Saints myself being sick and unable to travel I have placed them in their hands for the same purpose for which they were put into mine As they have been deputed to take my place in consequence of sickness I wish you to consider those letters as much theirs as mine and to place all confidence in them as gentlemen who have the confidence of those sending them and that your confidence in them may be as strong as the confidence that one man can place in another. I can assure you Gentlemen that they are men of integrity and piety in whom the greatest confidence can be placed I have the honor to be Gentlemen with considerations of high respect your Humble servant
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