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Letter to Emma Smith, 6 June 1832

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June 6th Floid [Floyd]Co 1832 1832
Dear
I would inform you that  has arrived here and braught the pleasing  news that our Familys were well when he  left there which Greately Cheared our hearts  and revived our Spirits we thank our  hevenly Father for his Goodness uto unto  us and <all of you> you, arrived on Satterday  the Same week he left haveing  a prosperous time we are all in good health  s leg is gaining and he thinks  he Shall be able to to perform his  Journy so as to get home <about> as Soon as the  20th my Situation is a very unpleasent one  although I will endeaver to be Contented the  Lord asisting me I have visited a grove  which is Just back of the town almost  every day where I can be secluded from the  eyes of any mortal and there give vent to all  the feelings of my heart in meaditation and  praiyr I have Called to mind all the past  moments of my life and am left to mo[u]rn and  Shed tears of sorrow for my folly in Sufering  the adversary of my Soul to have so much  power over me as he has <had in times past> but God is merciful [p. [1]]
June 6th Floid [Floyd]Co 1832
Dear
I would inform you that has arrived here and braught the pleasing news that our Familys were well when he left there which Greately Cheared our hearts and revived our Spirits we thank our hevenly Father for his Goodness unto us and all of you , arrived on Satterday the Same week he left haveing a prosperous time we are all in good health s leg is gaining and he thinks he Shall be able to to perform his Journy so as to get home about the 20th my Situation is a very unpleasent one although I will endeaver to be Contented the Lord asisting me I have visited a grove which is Just back of the town almost every day where I can be secluded from the eyes of any mortal and there give vent to all the feelings of my heart in meaditation and praiyr I have Called to mind all the past moments of my life and am left to mourn and Shed tears of sorrow for my folly in Sufering the adversary of my Soul to have so much power over me as he has had in times past but God is merciful [p. [1]]
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