Letter from Elias Higbee, 20 February 1840–B

[knew] in all my associations or intercourse with mankind. And  that I had evidence by affidavits before them of five  or six respectable men, to prove that all he swore  to was false. Bretheren and Sisters I want your  special prayers, that God may give me wisdom,  to manage this case according to his will; and  that he will protect me from our foes, both publickly &  privately—
Yours in the bonds of love
J. Smith Jr. [p. 100]
Elias Higbee, letter, Washington DC, to JS, en route to Nauvoo, IL, 20 Feb. 1840; handwriting of Howard Coray; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 97–100; JS Collection, CHL.