Letter from Joseph Tippets, 2 April 1843

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in the Citty of I thought the was bilt which was some two or thre stories high I thought I went up into the seccond story where I saw and shook hands with him, and told him that I was glad to see him, while I was talking with him I thought president smith came down from an upper story on coming in to the ro[o]m I shook hands with him and thought I wished to ask him the following question which was this whether it was as well to settle out in the stakes as it was to settle in , which he answered before I asked him in these words said he if we had not bilt this house and put that great bell up in the top of it this would also been thrown down this gave me to understand that all the other stakes would be thrown down, a short time after news came that all the stakes ware discontinued excepting those in and Ioway tiritory, another little dream [illegible] I then went to work, and setteled up my bisness and prepared for moving to this I effected with the loss of considerable <propperty> and what was stil worse my wife was taken sick about this time and died and left me with two little children this thu loss was more painful than all the other losses I ever met with in my life but she was a good woman and has gone to wrest, about a year a go I moved into where I am now living about fore miles from and about five from here I have ben marr[i]ed a gain and for the past year I have carr[i]ed on a farm with my fatherenlaw where I was living when my house took fire and burnt with all I had in it, I have a span of mar[e]s an oldd waggon and harness, I have two cows and perhaps sevnty-five or eighty bushels of corn, and about ten bushels [p. [3]]
in the Citty of I thought the was bilt which was some two or thre stories high I thought I went up into the seccond story where I saw and shook hands with him, and told him that I was glad to see him, while I was talking with him I thought president smith came down from an upper story on coming in to the room I shook hands with him and thought I wished to ask him the following question which was this whether it was as well to settle out in the stakes as it was to settle in , which he answered before I asked him in these words said he if we had not bilt this house and put that great bell up in the top of it this would also been thrown down this gave me to understand that all the other stakes would be thrown down, a short time after news came that all the stakes ware discontinued excepting those in and Ioway tiritory, I then went to work, and setteled up my bisness and prepared for moving to this I effected with the loss of considerable propperty and what was stil worse my wife was taken sick about this time and died and left me with two little children this loss was more painful than all the other losses I ever met with in my life but she was a good woman and has gone to wrest, about a year a go I moved into where I am now living about fore miles from and about five from here I have ben married a gain and for the past year I have carried on a farm with my fatherenlaw where I was living when my house took fire and burnt with all I had in it, I have a span of mares an oldd waggon and harness, I have two cows and perhaps sevnty-five or eighty bushels of corn, and about ten bushels [p. [3]]
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