Letter to Thomas Ford, 20 September 1843

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The false statements in those “Resolves” could never have resulted, from any but the abandoned, the desperate, the wicked even “unto the death.”
I am a law abiding man, and so is the society, of which I have the honor to be a member, a law abiding society; and as a people we hold constitutional rights, and constutional friends as sacred as the blessings of heaven, or servants of god; and a as friend of law liberty and life, your excellency may depend upon me: your enemies are my enemies: and in all honorable requirements, your have only to command, to elicit my co-operation.
Respectfully I am your most obt sert
Joseph Smith
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The false statements in those “Resolves” could never have resulted, from any but the abandoned, the desperate, the wicked even “unto the death.”
I am a law abiding man, and so is the society, of which I have the honor to be a member, a law abiding society; and as a people we hold constitutional rights, and constutional friends as sacred as the blessings of heaven, or servants of god; and a as friend of law liberty and life, your excellency may depend upon me: your enemies are my enemies: and in all honorable requirements, you have only to command, to elicit my co-operation.
Respectfully I am your most obt sert
Joseph Smith
Ex.
Gov.
 
(By .) [p. [2]]
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