Letter from Orson Hyde, 15 December 1835

Conclusion of the whole matter is sutch  I am willing to continue and do all I can  provided we can share equal benefits  one with the other, and upon no other pr inciple whatever. If one has his suport  from the “publick crib” let them all have  it. But if one is pinched I am willing  to be, provided we are all alike.
If the principle of impartiality and  equality can be observed by all I think  that I will not peep again—
If I am damned it will be for doing what I think is  right.— There have been two applications  made to me to go into business since  I talked of taking the school, but it is  in the world and I had rather remain  in Kirtland if I can consistently
All I ask is Right
I Am Sir with
Respect Your obt. servt.
To President J. Smith jn
Ohio [p. 74]
Orson Hyde, letter, Kirtland, OH, to JS, Kirtland, OH, 15 Dec. 1835; handwriting of Warren Parrish; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 70–74; JS Collection, CHL.