Letter to Henrietta Seixas, 13 February 1836

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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 Professor Seixas this Lexicon. It is unne cessary to wholly unnecessary for us to communicate or  attempt to the great worth this Lexicon would be  to this Institution 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.
Kirtland Ohio, Feb. 1836  A true copy from the original.
W[arren] F. Cowdery Rec. [p. 78]
JS, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, and Frederick G. Williams, letter, Kirtland, OH, to Henrietta Raphael Seixas, Hudson, OH; handwriting of Warren F. Cowdery; in Oliver Cowdery Letterbook, pp. 77–78; Huntington Library.