To the of the Messenger and Advocate:
Dear Brother—I wish to inform my friends and all others, abroad, that whenever they wish to address me thro’ the Post Office, they will be kind enough to pay the postage on the same.
My friends will excuse me in this matter, as I am willing to pay postage on letters to hear from them; but am unwilling to pay for insults and mena ces,—consequently, must refuse all, unpaid.
Yours in the gospel,
JOSEPH SMITH, jr.
, Dec. 5, 1835. [p. 240]