Letter from John E. Page, 1 September 1841

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— it is true I have not had the oppertunity of acquireing  that degree of literary science as he has done—  yet I feel that my feeling are as fine and as delicate  as his— I am a man that allways was willing to pull  in an even yoke with my fellowmen but I am not  willing to submit to an assuming disposition neither  willingly suffer myself to be treated with neglect or to  become any persons lacky or foot Page without proper  resentment— I would not have you understand by this that  I wish to be excused from my mishion no by no  means— I have always delighted in the Idea of speaking  comfortably to and my heart and soul  is as much engaged in the cause as ever and my  faith is I shall yet see and preach the  gospel where Christ and his apostles Preached it—  But I do think that any man that would treat me  with that neglect that has me he would  betray me in a more criticle hour if by so doing he  could save his own life (read the story of the two bears)
The fact of the twelve in returning from Europe  haveing not means to return home without raising  means in tells me there is a poor chance  for me to rais means in Europe to go to  see<ing> also that has done there as he has here  gone ahead and raised all for us both and gon with  the same— I think that I shall see sooner  by staying in this winter in order to rais  means as I think I can rais three dollars in where I can one dollar in Europe— I have what  would take me in Europe and get me some clothes when  I get there and then I mus[t] stop till I can rais means  to procede to as has all in my  name and his own also— I must close by saying that  I hope to ever sustain you confidence and an intrest in  you Prayers of faith—
yours in the bonds of the  New Cov.
To
Joseph Smith Jr and  And his council— Write me at — No— 13. Oliver Street care of
[written up left side at top of page] <Give my love to the Twelve and all the Saints—> [p. 8]
— it is true I have not had the oppertunity of acquireing that degree of literary science as he has done— yet I feel that my feeling are as fine and as delicate as his— I am a man that allways was willing to pull in an even yoke with my fellowmen but I am not willing to submit to an assuming disposition neither willingly suffer myself to be treated with neglect or to become any persons lacky or foot Page without proper resentment— I would not have you understand by this that I wish to be excused from my mishion no by no means— I have always delighted in the Idea of speaking comfortably to and my heart and soul is as much engaged in the cause as ever and my faith is I shall yet see and preach the gospel where Christ and his apostles Preached it— But I do think that any man that would treat me with that neglect that has me he would betray me in a more criticle hour if by so doing he could save his own life (read the story of the two bears)
The fact of the twelve in returning from Europe haveing not means to return home without raising means in tells me there is a poor chance for me to rais means in Europe to go to seeing also that has done there as he has here gone ahead and raised all for us both and gon with the same— I think that I shall see sooner by staying in this winter in order to rais means as I think I can rais three dollars in where I can one dollar in Europe— I have what would take me in Europe and get me some clothes when I get there and then I must stop till I can rais means to procede to as has all in my name and his own also— I must close by saying that I hope to ever sustain you confidence and an intrest in you Prayers of faith—
yours in the bonds of the New Cov.
To
Joseph Smith Jr And his council— Write me at — No— 13. Oliver Street care of
[written up left side at top of page] Give my love to the Twelve and all the Saints— [p. 8]
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