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Letter to Emma Smith, 13 October 1832

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[a?] moment to be with them my breast is filled with all the feelings and tenderness of a parent and a Husband and could I be with you I would tell you many things yet when I reflect upon this great city like Ninavah not desearning their right hand from their left yea more then two hundred <thousand> souls my bowels is filled with compasion towards them and I am determined to lift up my voice in this and leave the Event with God who holdeth all things in his hands and will not suffer an hair of our heads unnoticed to fall to the ground there is but few cases of the chol[e]ra in this now and if you should see the people you would not that know that the<y> people had ever heard of <the> <chol[e]ra> I hope you will excuse me for writting this letter so soon after w[r]iting for I feel as if I wanted to <say> you say something to you to comfort you in your beculier [peculiar] triel and presant affliction I hope God will give you strength that you may not faint I pray God to soften the hearts of those arou[n]d you to be kind to you and take <the> burdon of[f] your shoulders as much as posable and not afflict you I feel for you for I know your state and that others do not but you must cumfort yourself knowing that God is your friend in heaven and that you have one true and living friend on Earth your Husband
Joseph Smith Jr [p. [2]]
[a] moment to be with them my breast is filled with all the feelings and tenderness of a parent and a Husband and could I be with you I would tell you many things yet when I reflect upon this great city like Ninavah not desearning their right hand from their left yea more then two hundred thousand souls my bowels is filled with compasion towards them and I am determined to lift up my voice in this and leave the Event with God who holdeth all things in his hands and will not suffer an hair of our heads unnoticed to fall to the ground there is but few cases of the cholera in this now and if you should see the people you would not know that they had ever heard of the cholera I hope you will excuse me for writting this letter so soon after writing for I feel as if I wanted to say something to you to comfort you in your beculier [peculiar] triel and presant affliction I hope God will give you strength that you may not faint I pray God to soften the hearts of those around you to be kind to you and take the burdon off your shoulders as much as posable and not afflict you I feel for you for I know your state and that others do not but you must cumfort yourself knowing that God is your friend in heaven and that you have one true and living friend on Earth your Husband
Joseph Smith Jr [p. [2]]
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