BIDDING FOR A JOB.—The following letter has been received by Col. Wentworth, of Illinois:—
Nauvoo, (Ill.) Dec. 17, 1845.
SIR,—On the event of an act passing Con-gress for the erection of those forts on the Oregon route, suggested in the President's Message, we should be pleased if you would exert your influence in our behalf as we intend to emigrate West of the Mountains in the ensuing season. Our facilities are great, and enabled to build them at a lower rate than any other people. I have written to the Secretary of War on the subject, and shall be pleased by your co-operation, also, for transportation of the mail. Yours, & r.
President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Hon. JOHN WENTWORTH, M. C.
Washington, D. C.
It would be a good plan to employ these Mormons, also give them a commission to de-fend the forts when erected. However indif-ferent they may be as Christians, we have no doubt they will make first, rate soldiers,—and we think it a pity if they cannot have an oppor-tunity to exhibit their zeal in a good cause.
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