Letter from Lyman Wight and Heber C. Kimball, 19–24 June 1844

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and go Through the state of Delaware from house to house and proclaim that the Kingdom of heaven is at hand and to bear you up bear you up as the only suitable Candidate for the next presidency, I would here mention a public meetig held in the lower part of Delaware and they were disappointed in as a speaker, when a hickory hicksite Quaker rose, offered his services to address the Congregation which he done for one hour in behalf of Joseph Smith bei[n]g our next Presidency President, and concluded with these words— Gentlemen there are only two alternatives, one is to place Joseph Smith in the White house, or move the white house to for he is sure to occupy it, we have three as smart men as Delaware affords to represent the State of Delaware in the Baltimore Convention, is going immediatly to return to Baltimore to prepare the way for the Delagation, the Maryland Delgates will be chosen this week. it Thus shall we continue to appoint Delegates and make every necessary preparatin for one of the most respectable conventions ever held in the , it <​is​> now reduced to a deffinite certainty that <​there​> will be five Candidates for the next presidency, Joseph Smith independent Candidate Birny [James G. Birney], Abolisionists [Abolitionists] Whig [James K.] Polk Democrat the Conservative neurtral or no principle party— [p. 13]
Through the state of Delaware from house to house and proclaim that the Kingdom of heaven is at hand and to bear you up bear you up as the only suitable Candidate for the next presidency, I would here mention a public meetig held in the lower part of Delaware and they were disappointed in a speaker, when a hicksite Quaker rose, offered his services to address the Congregation which he done for one hour in behalf of Joseph Smith being our next President, and concluded with these words— Gentlemen there are only two alternatives, one is to place Joseph Smith in the White house, or move the white house to for he is sure to occupy it, we have three as smart men as Delaware affords to represent the State of Delaware in the Baltimore Convention, is going immediatly to return to Baltimore to prepare the way for the Delagation, the Maryland Delgates will be chosen this week. Thus shall we continue to appoint Delegates and make every necessary preparatin for one of the most respectable conventions ever held in the , it is now reduced to a deffinite certainty that there will be five Candidates for the next presidency, Joseph Smith independent Candidate Birny [James G. Birney], Abolisionists [Abolitionists] Whig James K. Polk Democrat the neurtral or no principle party— [p. 13]
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