Letter from Joseph Tippets, 2 April 1843

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best ad vantage we new how, the next year my brother came on with his family and my mother and also a sister of ours who had ben crazy for several years and remains so yet, it became my duty to take care of my mother and sister who was crazy it being my mothers choice to live with me, she being old and considerable helpless and my sister being crazy truly envolved me in quite a task I setteled in fare County a few miles from where I went to work with great courage to open a farm supposing that when I got my self a holme and settle my family, I would go forth and preach the gospel, but behold and lo before I got fairly settled the enemy came upon me and drove me from my holme and expeled me from the with thousands of others of the saints, this truly was a day of trial and a scene of suffering, but this I could have got along with verry well had it not ben for my old mother <​&​> crazy sister who ware both almost helpless and a gra [great] deal of trouble, to be driven from my holme with the loss of all most all things under circumstances of this kind rendered it verry destressing in deed, desstressing in deed, to youse an old exspression I just esscaped with the skin of my teath or in other words I just made out to rais team and money a nough to bring us out of the , after ariving in the state of I wrented a small peace of land a bout sixteen miles east of near farm where I taried two years during which time a stake was lade of on s farm, I then thought I would settle there as I was clean exhausted in propperty and tired of moving a bout, I again took courag baught me a peace of land broke up about thirty acers acres bilt me a house &c, dureing which time I dreamed the following little dream which is worthy of notice not feeling fairly satisfied with my situation, I fancied my self [p. [2]]
best ad vantage we new how, the next year my brother came on with his family and my mother and also a sister of ours who had ben crazy for several years and remains so yet, it became my duty to take care of my mother and sister who was crazy it being my mothers choice to live with me, she being old and considerable helpless and my sister being crazy truly envolved me in quite a task I setteled in County a few miles from where I went to work with great courage to open a farm supposing that when I got my self a holme and settle my family, I would go forth and preach the gospel, but behold and lo before I got fairly settled the enemy came upon me and drove me from my holme and expeled me from the with thousands of others of the saints, this truly was a day of trial and a scene of suffering, but this I could have got along with verry well had it not ben for my old mother & crazy sister who ware both almost helpless and a gra [great] deal of trouble, to be driven from my holme with the loss of all most all things under circumstances of this kind rendered it verry , desstressing in deed, to youse an old exspression I just esscaped with the skin of my teath or in other words I just made out to rais team and money a nough to bring us out of the , after ariving in the state of I wrented a small peace of land a bout sixteen miles east of near farm where I taried two years during which time a stake was lade of on s farm, I then thought I would settle there as I was clean exhausted in propperty and tired of moving a bout, I again took courag baught me a peace of land broke up about thirty acres bilt me a house &c, dureing which time I dreamed the following little dream which is worthy of notice not feeling fairly satisfied with my situation, I fancied my self [p. [2]]
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