Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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barbarities, neither any religious society as such: They were committed by a Mob composed of all parties regardless of all difference of opinion either political or religious.
The determined stand in this , and by the people of in particular made against the lawless outrages of the Mobbers by all parties in politics and religion have entitled them equally to our thanks and our profoundest regard, and such, Gentlemen, we hope they will always receive from us.— — Favours of this kind ought to be engraven on the rock to last forever. We wish to say to the public through your paper, that we disclaim any intention of making a political question of our difficulties with , believing that we are not justified in so doing. We ask the aid of all parties both in politics and religion to have justice done us, and obtain redress. We think, Gentlemen in so saying we have the feelings of our people generally, however individuals may differ, and we wish you to consider the letters of as the feelings and views of an individual but not of the as such.
We are satisfied that our people as a body disclaim all such sentiments and feel themselves equally bound to both parties in this , as far as kindness is concerned, and good will, and also believe that all political parties in are equally guilty.— — — — — Should this note meet the public eye through the medium of your paper it will much oblige your humble servants.
Joseph Smith Jr
.
Letter from Edward Partridge • 27 May 1839
Ill, May 27th 1839
Beloved brother
Sister Bronson has just handed me the enclosed letter which she wished me to forward to you, She and Br H. both say they expect that it is for you— but if it proves not to be your letter you can rectify the mistake. Br W. C. I expect is up that way somewhere, I send by Br Fisher. Br Harris’ daughter is thought to be rather on the mend, but she is yet very low.
Your’s in the hope of immortality
Prest. J Smith Jr
Ill
Letter to Edward Partridge • 29 May 1839
Hancock Co Ill, 29th May 1839
— — — — Dear Sir
I have been directed by President Smith to return you the enclosed letter, as upon examination he has found it <​to be​> not for the person whom you thought it was for. we are all well, and still remember the brethren at and elsewhere.— I am Sir Your’s &c &c
Mr Ill. [p. 15]
barbarities, neither any religious society as such: They were committed by a Mob composed of all parties regardless of all difference of opinion either political or religious.
The determined stand in this , and by the people of in particular made against the lawless outrages of the Mobbers by all parties in politics and religion have entitled them equally to our thanks and our profoundest regard, and such, Gentlemen, we hope they will always receive from us.— — Favours of this kind ought to be engraven on the rock to last forever. We wish to say to the public through your paper, that we disclaim any intention of making a political question of our difficulties with , believing that we are not justified in so doing. We ask the aid of all parties both in politics and religion to have justice done us, and obtain redress. We think, Gentlemen in so saying we have the feelings of our people generally, however individuals may differ, and we wish you to consider the letters of as the feelings and views of an individual but not of the as such.
We are satisfied that our people as a body disclaim all such sentiments and feel themselves equally bound to both parties in this , as far as kindness is concerned, and good will, and also believe that all political parties in are equally guilty.— — — — — Should this note meet the public eye through the medium of your paper it will much oblige your humble servants.
Joseph Smith Jr
.
Letter from Edward Partridge • 27 May 1839
Ill, May 27th 1839
Beloved brother
Sister Bronson has just handed me the enclosed letter which she wished me to forward to you, She and Br H. both say they expect that it is for you— but if it proves not to be your letter you can rectify the mistake. Br W. C. I expect is up that way somewhere, I send by Br Fisher. Br Harris’ daughter is thought to be rather on the mend, but she is yet very low.
Your’s in the hope of immortality
Prest. J Smith Jr
Ill
Letter to Edward Partridge • 29 May 1839
Hancock Co Ill, 29th May 1839
— — — — Dear Sir
I have been directed by President Smith to return you the enclosed letter, as upon examination he has found it to be not for the person whom you thought it was for. we are all well, and still remember the brethren at and elsewhere.— I am Sir Your’s &c &c
Mr Ill. [p. 15]
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