Letter, Robert D. Foster to Nauvoo City Council, 8 July 1844

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July 8th 1844
To the Honble
City Council of
Gentlemen this morning I was waited upon by one of your body Esqr who informed me that you would hold a session this day at 1 PM and he was instructed, by authority to inform me of your determination as far as possible to carry out the pledge given me by under whose protection by authority of power from the City Council I came here unprotected other than his pledge, I have confidence in a majority of this people to keep peace and magnify the law, but it does appear that I am not safe in this alone or even with a small guard this I believe and have the testimony of some of the guard to sustain me and though they pledge my safety as far as they can yet they think they have not the power to control certain men and measures and that it would be unsafe for me to venture— even with them about any of my business consequently I remain under guard at s house, and here permit me to express my thanks to you Gentlemen for the measures you have [p. [1]]
July 8th 1844
To the Honble
City Council of
Gentlemen this morning I was waited upon by one of your body Esqr who informed me that you would hold a session this day at 1 PM and he was instructed, by authority to inform me of your determination as far as possible to carry out the pledge given me by under whose protection by authority of power from the City Council I came here unprotected other than his pledge, I have confidence in a majority of this people to keep peace and magnify the law, but it does appear that I am not safe in this alone or even with a small guard this I believe and have the testimony of some of the guard to sustain me and though they pledge my safety as far as they can yet they think they have not the power to control certain men and measures and that it would be unsafe for me to venture— even with them about any of my business consequently I remain under guard at s house, and here permit me to express my thanks to you Gentlemen for the measures you have [p. [1]]
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