Letter to Joel Hamilton Walker, 1 June 1844

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, Ill. June 1, 1844.
Sir:— yours of May 9 is before <​me​> and according to my custom, I answer off hand. I have not yet ascertained whether Congress will, by special act, authorize me to protect our beloved ; if it should I have not a doubt but your services could be agreeably used.
As to what you could do in , I am unable to say. Gentlemen with a small capital, or a large one, can easily employ it to good advantage. Our is so rapidly improving.
Truth, virtue and honor combined with energy and industry, pave the way to exaltation, glory and bliss.
Respectfully I have the honor to be your Ob. Sevt
Joseph Smith
Joel Hamilton Walker)
Mass) [p. [1]]
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