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Letter to Emma Smith, 4 November 1838

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November 4th 1838
Jackson Co— Mo—
, of my bosam, in tribulation, and affliction, I woud inform you that I am well, and I am that we are all of us in good spirits as regards our own fate, we have been protected by the boys, in the most genteel manner, and arrived here in <the> midst of a splended perade, this a little after noon, instead <of> going to goal [jail] we have a good house provided for us and the kind[e]st treatment, I have great anxiety about you, and my lovely children, my heart morns <and> bleeds for the brotheren, and sisters, and for the slain <of the> people of God, I , proved to be a trator, to the Church, he is worse than a hull who betraid the army at , he decoyed <us> unawares God reward him, I told <> was a going told , that he was a going to leave the Church, says he thinks much less of him now then before, why I mention this is to have you careful not to trust them, if we are permited to be stay any time here, we <have> obtained a promice that they we may have our families brought to us, what God may do do for us I do not know but I hope for the best always in all circumstances although I go unto death, I will trust in God, what outrages may be committed by the mob I know not, but expect there will be but little <or> no restraint Oh may God have mercy on us, [p. [1]]
November 4th 1838
Jackson Co— Mo—
, of my bosam, in tribulation, and affliction, I woud inform you that I am well, and that we are all of us in good spirits as regards our own fate, we have been protected by the boys, in the most genteel manner, and arrived here in the midst of a splended perade, a little after noon, instead of going to goal [jail] we have a good house provided for us and the kindest treatment, I have great anxiety about you, and my lovely children, my heart morns and bleeds for the brotheren, and sisters, and for the slain of the people of God, , proved to be a trator, to the Church, he is worse than a hull who betraid the army at , he decoyed us unawares God reward him, told , that he was a going to leave the Church, says he thinks much less of him now then before, why I mention this is to have you careful not to trust them, if we are permited to stay any time here, we have obtained a promice that we may have our families brought to us, what God may do for us I do not know but I hope for the best always in all circumstances although I go unto death, I will trust in God, what outrages may be committed by the mob I know not, but expect there will be but little or no restraint Oh may God have mercy on us, [p. [1]]
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