Letter from John C. Bennett, 30 July 1840

the general point of concentration for the Mormon people?  for at that point I desire to locate, and ever remain.
My anxiety to be with [you] is daily increasing, and I  shall wind up my professional business immediately,  and proceed to your blissful abode, if you think it  best. Look at all my letters and papers and write me  forth with. You are aware that at the time of your  most bitter persecution, I was with you in feeling &  proffered you my military knowledge & prowess. My  faith is still strong— I believe the God of the whole  earth will avenge your wrongs in time as well as  in eternity, O. my friends! go on and prosper; and  may the God of all grace save you with an everlasting  salvation.
Yours respectfully
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.