Letter from John C. Bennett, 30 July 1840

Fairfield 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 of your beloved people. I have written you  several letters and forwarded you several newspapers to  Commerce which I hope will be duly received as they contain  some matters of importance. Is Nauvoo? or Commerce? to be [p. 168]
John C. Bennett, letter, Fairfield, IL, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 30 July 1840; handwriting of Howard Coray; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 168–169; JS Collection, CHL.