our own individual desires to
have it the same taken the liberty to thus tresspass upon your time
and patience and request the privilege of purchasing of you through this
is unne cessary to wholly unnecessary for us to communicate or attempt
to the great worth this Lexicon would be to
this in our present and future stud ies as yourself of the
fact and we only say that we hope that God may direct you by his Holy
Spirit to do right, and we trust the issue in his hands believing you
will call to mind the flood of reproach heaped upon us as a people.
The few advantages we profess in comparison with others institution
in consequence of the same and that all favors thus bestow ed
will be only appreciated and thankfully re membered.
We are most respectfully.
Your Obt. Servants.
Joseph Smith Junr.
Ohio, Feb. 1836 A true copy from the original.
W[arren] F. Cowdery Rec. [p. 78]