auvooLetter from Robert Pierce, 28 February 1842

President Joseph Smith,
Dear sir:—I feel anxious to express  my feelings, concerning the business  transactions between the church and my self;—as it is well known to many, that  Dr. [Isaac] Galland, as agent for the church,  purchased my farm while I was living in  Brandywine township, Chester co. Pa,  and many supposed or pretended to sup pose, I would get nothing in return;— but I wish to say to all my old friends and  enemies in Pennsylvania, through the  medium of the “Times and Seasons,”— -[which I rejoice you now have the control  of,]- that I have received my pay in full  from the church of Jesus Christ of Latter  Day Saints, through yourself, sir, as their  Trustee in Trust, according to the original  contract; and that from my acquaintance  with yourself, and those brethren who  are assisting you in the great and increas ing business of the church, I have the  fullest confidence in all the transactions  of the church, and I request those papers  in Philadelphia who published concerning  my sale and loss, with such bitter la mentations to publish this also. I am,  sir, your brother and well wisher,
Nauvoo, Feb. 28, 1842. [p. 715]
Robert Pierce, Letter, Nauvoo, IL, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 28 Feb. 1842; in Times and Seasons (Nauvoo, IL), 1 Mar. 1842, vol. 3, no. 9, p. 715.