Letter to Thomas Ford, 14 June 1844

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June 14, 1844.
His Excellency .
Sir— I write you this morning, briefly to inform you of the facts relative to the removal of the press and fixtures of the “Nauvoo Expositor as a Nuisance.
The 8th. and 10th. instant were spent by the city council of in receiving testimony concerning the character of the Expositor, and the character and designs of the proprietors.
In the investigation it appeared evident to the council that the proprietors were a set of unprincipled men, lawless, debouchees, counterfeiters, Bogus Makers, Gamblers, peace disturbers, and that the grand object of said proprietors was to destroy our constitutional rights and chartered priviliges; to overthrow all good and wholesome regulations in society; to strengthen themselves against the Municipality; to fortify themselves against, Against the church of which I am a member and destroy all our religious rights and privileges, by libels, slanders, falsehoods, perjury, sticking at no corruption to accomplish their hellish purposes. nd that said paper of itself was libelous of the deepest dye, and very injurious as a vehicle of defamation,— tending to corrupt the morals, and disturb the peace, tranquillity and happiness of the whole community, and especially that of .
After a long and patient investigation of the character of the Expositor, and the characters and designs of its proprietors thereof.— the constitution, the charter. [p. [1]]
June 14, 1844.
His Excellency .
Sir— I write you this morning, briefly to inform you of the facts relative to the removal of the press and fixtures of the “Nauvoo Expositor as a Nuisance.
The 8th. and 10th. instant were spent by the city council of in receiving testimony concerning the character of the Expositor, and the character and designs of the proprietors.
In the investigation it appeared evident to the council that the proprietors were a set of unprincipled , lawless, debouchees, counterfeiters, Bogus Makers, Gamblers, peace disturbers, and that the grand object of said proprietors was to destroy our constitutional rights and chartered priviliges; to overthrow all good and wholesome regulations in society; to strengthen themselves against the Municipality; to fortify themselves against, the church of which I am a member and destroy all our religious rights and privileges, by libels, slanders, falsehoods, perjury, sticking at no corruption to accomplish their hellish purposes. nd that said paper of itself was libelous of the deepest dye, and very injurious as a vehicle of defamation,— tending to corrupt the morals, and disturb the peace, tranquillity and happiness of the whole community, and especially that of .
After a long and patient investigation of the character of the Expositor, and the characters and designs of its proprietors .— the constitution, the charter. [p. [1]]
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