Letter to Emma Smith, 21 March 1839

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Clay Co Mo 1839 March 21st
Affectionate
I have sent an Epistle to the directed to you because I wanted you to have the first reading of it and then I want and to have a coppy of it keep the original yourself as I dectated the matter myself and shall send an other as soon as posible I want to be with you very much but the powers of mobocra[c]y is to many for me at preasant I would ask if will be kind enough to let you and the children tarry there untill can learn somethng futher concerning my lot fate I will reward him well if he will and see that you do not suffer fo[r] any thing I shall have a little mony left when I come my Dear I very well know your toils and simpathise with you if God will spare my life once more to have the privelege of takeing care of you I will ease your care and indeavour to cumfort your heart [p. [1]]
Clay Co Mo 1839 March 21st
Affectionate
I have sent an Epistle to the directed to you because I wanted you to have the first reading of it and then I want and to have a coppy of it keep the original yourself as I dectated the matter myself and shall send an other as soon as posible I want to be with you very much but the powers of mobocracy is to many for me at preasant I would ask if will be kind enough to let you and the children tarry there untill can learn somethng futher concerning my fate I will reward him well if he will and see that you do not suffer for any thing I shall have a little mony left when I come my Dear I very well know your toils and simpathise with you if God will spare my life once more to have the privelege of takeing care of you I will ease your care and indeavour to cumfort your heart [p. [1]]
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