COPY OF A LETTER FROM J. SMITH jr. TO
Liberty jail, Clay co. Mo. March 22nd, 1839.
Mr. ; Dear Sir:
I have just been privileged with a perusal of a letter, put into my hands by Mr. D. W. Rog ers, which letter was directed to him, dated February 26th, 1839. and sign ed, . The contents of said letter expresses a sympathy and a good feeling towards the people and , which I have the high honor, of being their religious leader; I say high honor, more especially, because I know them to be an honorable, a virtuous, and an upright people. And that honor, vir [p. 51]