Letter to Editors, 17 May 1839

Commerce May 17th 1839.
To the Editors of the Quincy Whig
Gentlemen— — Some letters in your paper have  appeared over the signature of Lyman Wight in relation to our affairs with Missouri.
We consider it is Mr Wright’s privilege to express his opinion in relation to pol itical or religious matters, and we profess no authority in the case whatever; but  we have thought, and do still think, that it is not doing our cause justice to make  a political question of it in any manner whatever. We have not at any time  thought that there was any political party as such chargeable with the Missouri [p. 14]
First Presidency, letter, Commerce, IL, to the editors of The Quincy Whig, 17 May 1839; handwriting of James Mulholland; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 14–15; JS Collection, CHL.