Letter, Samuel Owens to Thomas Ford, 10 June 1843

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—— Coppy ——
Mo June 10th 1843
To His Exclc,
Sir For the last three months I have been corresponding with Doct , relative to one certain Jo Smith Mormon prophet &c of your . In several of s letters to me, he informes me that my name is known to you, taking this for granted, authorises me without hesitation to write you fully upon the <​a​> subject that the people of this part of the <​our​> feel themselves vitally interested.
At the last term of the Circuit Court of an indightment <​indictment​> was found by the grand jury of said against Joseph Smith for treason against this , the necessary papers are now on their way to , who on the receipt thereof I have no doubt will make a requisition upon you for the apprehensin and delivery of said Smith to the bearer Mr who you as a special agent to attend to this business and I am in hopes that so soon as the propper papers come to hand you will take that course that will secure this imposter and have him delivered over to further states writes <​me​> that he has made an arangement with of ( seat of Justice) in whose hands in <​he wishes​> the writ that shall be issued by you to be put from the tenor of his letters I am induced to believe that he [p. [1]]
—— Coppy ——
Mo June 10th 1843
To His Exclc,
Sir For the last three months I have been corresponding with Doct , relative to one certain Jo Smith Mormon prophet &c of your . In several of s letters to me, he informes me that my name is known to you, taking this for granted, authorises me without hesitation to write you fully upon a subject that the people of this part of our feel themselves vitally interested.
At the last term of the Circuit Court of an indictment was found by the grand jury of said against Joseph Smith for treason against this , the necessary papers are now on their way to , who on the receipt thereof I have no doubt will make a requisition upon you for the apprehensin and delivery of said Smith to the bearer Mr who you as a special agent to attend to this business and I am in hopes that so soon as the propper papers come to hand you will take that course that will secure this imposter and have him delivered over to further writes me that he has made an arangement with of ( seat of Justice) in whose hands in he wishes the writ that shall be issued by you to be put from the tenor of his letters I am induced to believe that he [p. [1]]
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