Journal, December 1841–December 1842

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follow in their wake, not excepted; and until the damnation  of hell rolls upon them, by the voice, and dread thunders, and trump  of the eternal God; then, in that day will we not shout in the victory  and be crowned with eternal joys, for the battles we have fought, having  kept the faith and overcome the world. Tell the children that it  is well with their father, as yet; and that he remains in fervent  prayer to Almighty God for the safety of himself, and for you, and  for them. Tell that it shall be well with her son,  wether in life or in death; for thus saith the Lord God. Tell her  that I remember her all the while, as well as Lucy [Smith Millikin] and all the  rest; they all must be of good cheer. Tell to be sure and  not fail to carry out my instructions, but at the same time if the  Militia does not come, and we should get any favorable inform ation all may be well yet. Yours in haste, Your affectionate  husband untill death, through all eternity forevermore
Joseph Smith
P.S. I want you to write to , and get him to  make affidavit to all he knows about and forward it.  I also want you to ascertain from wether he will  conform to what I have requested. And you must write me an  answer per bearer, giving me all the news you have, and what  is the appearance of things this morning
J.S.—
To the foregoing returned the following answer per  hand .— To Wit;
Dear husband,
I am ready to go with you if you are obliged  to leave; and says he will go with me. I shall  make the best arrangements I can and be as well prepared  as possible. But still I feel good confidence that you can be  protected without leaving this country. There is more ways  than one to take care of you, and I believe that you can  still direct in your business concerns if we are all of us prudent  in the matter. If it was pleasant weather I should contrive to  see you this evening, but I dare not run to much of a risk  on account of so many going to see you. sends  the propositions concerning his land, two dollars an acre, payments  as follows, Assumption of Mortgage say about fourteen hundred,  interest included. Taxes due, supposed about thirty dollars. Town  property one thousand dollars. Balance, Money, payable in one,  two, three and four years. will tell you all  the information we have on hand. I think we we will have  news from as soon as tomorrow.
Yours affectionately forever
.
Joseph Smith.— [p. 175]
follow in their wake, not excepted; and until the damnation of hell rolls upon them, by the voice, and dread thunders, and trump of the eternal God; then, in that day will we not shout in the victory and be crowned with eternal joys, for the battles we have fought, having kept the faith and overcome the world. Tell the children that it is well with their father, as yet; and that he remains in fervent prayer to Almighty God for the safety of himself, and for you, and for them. Tell that it shall be well with her son, wether in life or in death; for thus saith the Lord God. Tell her that I remember her all the while, as well as Lucy [Smith Millikin] and all the rest; they all must be of good cheer. Tell to be sure and not fail to carry out my instructions, but at the same time if the Militia does not come, and we should get any favorable information all may be well yet. Yours in haste, Your affectionate husband untill death, through all eternity forevermore
Joseph Smith
P.S. I want you to write to , and get him to make affidavit to all he knows about and forward it. I also want you to ascertain from wether he will conform to what I have requested. And you must write me an answer per bearer, giving me all the news you have, and what is the appearance of things this morning
J.S.—
To the foregoing returned the following answer per hand .— To Wit;
Dear husband,
I am ready to go with you if you are obliged to leave; and says he will go with me. I shall make the best arrangements I can and be as well prepared as possible. But still I feel good confidence that you can be protected without leaving this country. There is more ways than one to take care of you, and I believe that you can still direct in your business concerns if we are all of us prudent in the matter. If it was pleasant weather I should contrive to see you this evening, but I dare not run to much of a risk on account of so many going to see you. sends the propositions concerning his land, two dollars an acre, payments as follows, Assumption of Mortgage say about fourteen hundred, interest included. Taxes due, supposed about thirty dollars. Town property one thousand dollars. Balance, Money, payable in one, two, three and four years. will tell you all the information we have on hand. I think we we will have news from as soon as tomorrow.
Yours affectionately forever
.
Joseph Smith.— [p. 175]
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