Letter from John C. Bennett, 30 July 1840

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Wayne Co. Ill. July 30th 1840
Rev. Joseph Smith Jr.
Respected Friends:—
It is with difficulty that I can forgo the felicitous of an immediate immersion into the true faith on of your beloved people. I have written you several letters and forwarded you several newspapers to which I hope will be duly receivd as they contain some matters of importance. Is ? or ? to be [p. 168] the general point of concentration for the Mormon people? for at that point I desire to locate, and ever remain.
My anxiety to be with [you] is daily increasing, and I shall wind up my professional business immediately, and proceed to your blissful abode, if you think it best. Look at all my letters and papers and write me forth with. You are aware that at the time of your most bitter persecution, I was with you in feeling & proffered you my military knowledge & prowess. My faith is still strong— I believe the God of the whole earth will avenge your wrongs in time as well as in eternity, O. my friends! go on and prosper; and may the God of all grace save you with an everlasting salvation.
Yours respectfully
The above is this the third letter [p. 169]