Letter to Emma Smith, 21 March 1839

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Liberty Jail 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 Judge cleaveland [John Cleveland] 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]]
Liberty Jail 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 Judge cleaveland [John Cleveland] 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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