Samuel Owens, Letter, , Jackson Co., MO, to , , Sangamon Co., IL, 10 June 1843; handwriting of ; docket in handwriting of ; two pages; JS Office Papers, CHL.
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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. ]