The Lady and the Governor : Emma Hale Smith's and Thomas Carlin's 1842 Correspondence
Mormon Historical Studies
This article discusses the four letters in the correspondence between Emma Smith and Governor Thomas Carlin concerning her husband Joseph Smith's innocence in the matter of the attempted shooting of Lilburn Boggs. The transcripts of the letters are included in the article. Hedges and Smith feel the letters show Emma Smith possessing "extraordinary ability and temperament, fully capable of understanding the finer points of a complex issue and articulating an intelligent argument."