Letter to John C. Bennett, 7 March 1842

Editor’s Office, Nauvoo, Ill.,
March 7th, 1842.
Respected Brother:—I have just  been perusing your correspondence with  Doctor [Charles V.] Dyer on the subject of American  Slavery, and the students of the Quincy  Mission Institute, and it makes my blood  boil within me to reflect upon the injus tice, cruelty, and oppression, of the rulers  of the people—when will these things  cease to be, and the Constitution and the  Laws again bear rule? I fear for my be loved country—mob violence, injustice,  and cruelty, appear to be the darling at tributes of Missouri, and no man taketh  it to heart! O, tempora! O, mores! What  think you should be done?
Your friend,
JOSEPH SMITH. [p. 724]
JS, Letter, Nauvoo, IL, to John C. Bennett, Nauvoo, IL, 7 Mar. 1842; in Times and Seasons (Nauvoo, IL), 15 Mar. 1842,vol. 3, no. 10, p. 724.