Revocation of Power of Attorney, 18 January 1842, as Published in Times and Seasons
JS, Revocation of Power of Attorney for , , Hancock Co., IL, 18 Jan. 1842; sealed by JS; attested by . Version published in “Special Notice,” Times and Seasons, 15 Jan. 1842, 3:667. For more complete source information, see the source note for Letter to Isaac Galland, 22 Mar. 1839.
Know all men that by these presents that whereas I Joseph Smith, of the County of , and state of , as Trustee in trust for the —in and by my letter of Attorney, bearing date on or about the 15th of Feb, 1841, did constitute and appoint Dr. of , I. T. [Iowa Territory] my attorney, to transact business in general for said Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; as appears by said letter: and whereas I the said Joseph Smith, for myself, on or about the date above mentioned, in and by my letter of attorney, did contitute and appoint the said , my attorney to transact certain business for myself individually, as appears by said letter—Now know ye, That I the said Joseph Smith, for myself, and also as Trustee in trust, for said Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, have revoked, countermanded, annulled and made void, and by these presents do revoke, annul, countermand, and make void the said letters of attorney, and all power and authority thereby given, or intended to be given, to the said Dr. ; and also, all other letters or instruments of writing, whatsoever, if any such there are, authorizing the said to act as , or transact any business for myself of said Church, are revoked, countermanded, annulled, and made void by these presents, and are of no power or virtue in law whatsoever, and will not be so acknowledged by me.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at the , County of Hancock, and State of Illinois, this 18th day of Jan. A. D. 1842.
JOSEPH SMITH, L. S.
, and sole Trustee in Trust, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.