William Wilford Allen

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    Part of Letter to George Albert Smith, 28 May 1856

    Historians Offie Great Salt lake City My 28' 1856 Hon G. A. Smith Dear Sir As yet I have filled your place as hisorian ownly at a vary poor rate. The day befoe I pated with you at the mouth of the Canyon I assisted in skinig an ox whch died suddenly & by so doing I became inoculated with poison & mortification & it has proved to be the Hardest attack aganst my life of any thing that I ever put through. I was not confined to my bed untill one week ...
    May 28, 1856