on our part, that would in any wise be required of us by disinterested men of republican principle.
I am respectfully, your obt Servt. Joseph Smith Jr.
N. B. You are now corresponding with the , (as I am informed,) will you do us the favor to acquaint him of our efforts for a compromise. This information we want conveyed to the governor inasmuch as his ears are stifled with reports from of our hostile intentions &c.
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