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John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

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  • Historical Introduction
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more certain inteligenc in a few weeks.  Whenever they do arrive, it would be the wish  of our people, in this , to return to our homes  in company with our friends, under guard,  and when once <more> in legal possession of our  homes in we will endeavor to  take care of them, without further wearying  the patience of our worthy Chief Magistrate.  We will write hereafter, or send an express— during the intermediate time, we would be  glad to hear of the prospect of seccuring our  arms.
With due Respect
We are sir:
Your Obt. Servt.
Chapter 12
Chapt. 12.
May 10, 1838.
I will here remark that the saints  are and were preparing, to go back to as soon as the way should open, we  had had hard strugling to obtain a living  as may well be understood, being driven  having no money, or means to subsist  upon, and being among stranger[s] in a  strand [strange] place, being despised, mocked at  and laughed to scorn by some, and pitied  by others, thus we lived from Nov 1833  until May 1834, and but little prospect [p. 60]
more certain inteligenc in a few weeks. Whenever they do arrive, it would be the wish of our people, in this , to return to our homes in company with our friends, under guard, and when once more in legal possession of our homes in we will endeavor to take care of them, without further wearying the patience of our worthy Chief Magistrate. We will write hereafter, or send an express—during the intermediate time, we would be glad to hear of the prospect of seccuring our arms.
With due Respect
We are sir:
Your Obt. Servt.
Chapter 12
Chapt. 12.
May 10, 1838.
I will here remark that the saints are and were preparing, to go back to as soon as the way should open, we had hard strugling to obtain a living as may well be understood, being driven having no money, or means to subsist upon, and being among strangers in a strand strange place, being despised, mocked at and laughed to scorn by some, and pitied by others, thus we lived from Nov 1833 until May 1834, and but little prospect [p. 60]
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