Letter to Orson Hyde, 25 May 1844

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Men who are afraid of “hazarding their influence” in the council or in the <​political arena​> field are good for nothing. Tis the fearless <​and united & persuing​> who will <​gain the​> conquer. <​conquests of the forum​>
Esqr is about to resign the office of Post <​office​> Master. at , in favor of Joseph Gen Joseph Smith, the founder of the . He <​who​> has the oldest petitions now on file in the Gen Post office for that station, and has evey unbonded claim, <​over evey other petitins,​> by creation, by <​being the founder &​> <​support of the , & by​> the voice of 19/20ths of the people. and evey sacred consideration, and <​it is the wish of the councl that​> you will engage the delegation, to <​use their influnc to​> secure the office to Gen Smith, without fail, & have them ready to act <​on the arrival of​> s. resignatin arrives and before too, if expedient.—
All is going well in the election— & at .— Some little upstirs among the Anties— but ’tis great cry and little wool <​We​>Gen Smith <​have also​> <​also​> is also writing <​written​> to Esqr U. S. attorney for the district of , who is enlisted <​has kindly​> <​offerd his service​> to secure the Post office to Gen the general, <​he having been here & seen for himself the our situatin​> and probably his letter to the department will arrive nearly as soon as this.
The Election <​on the pricpls [principles] of Jerffersons Democracy. Fre trade &. potectin [protection] & p◊◊◊◊◊ [personal?] property ​> is gaining ground in evey quarter. All is well at , although some of the anties are Trying to do us anjury [injury], but their efforts are palsied; They make very little head way You remember the Preston motto “Truth will prevail.” therefore we go ahead.
You have the best wishes of the council & frends here
By order of the Council— I am sir most respctfully— Yours.—
, Recorder— [p. [2]]
Men who are afraid of “hazarding their influence” in the council or the political arena are good for nothing. Tis the fearless and united & persuing who will gain the conquests of the forum
Esqr is about to resign the Post office at , in favor of Gen Joseph Smith, the founder of the . who has the oldest petitions now on file in the Gen Post office for that station, and has unbonded claim, over evey other petitins, by being the founder & support of the , & by the voice of 19/20ths of the people. and evey sacred consideration, and it is the wish of the councl that you engage the delegation, to use their influnc to secure the office to Gen Smith, without fail, & have them ready to act on the arrival of s. resignatin and before too, if expedient.—
We have also written to Esqr U. S. attorney for the district of , who has kindly offerd his service to secure the Post office to the general, he having been here & seen for himself our situatin and probably his letter to the department will arrive nearly as soon as this.
The Election on the pricpls [principles] of Jerffersons Democracy. Fre trade &. potectin [protection] & p [personal?] property is gaining ground in evey quarter. All is well at , although some of the anties are Trying to do us anjury [injury], but their efforts are palsied; They make very little head way You remember the Preston motto “Truth will prevail.” therefore we go ahead.
You have the best wishes of the council & frends here
By order of the Council— I am sir most respctfully— Yours.—
, Recorder— [p. [2]]
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