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Letter to Emma Smith, 6 June 1832

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and has fo[r]given my Sins and I r[e]joice that he  Sendeth forth the Comferter unto as many as  believe and humbleeth themselves before him  I was grieved to hear that had <lost> his  little Child I think we Can in Some degree  simpathise with him but we all must be  reconciled to our lots and Say the will <of the Lord> be done I was   wrote a letter to him <her > which  which was very chearing but and being unwell  at that time and filled with much anxiety  it would have been very consoling to me to  have received a few lines from you but as you  did not take the trouble I will try to be conte nted with my lot knowing that God is my  friend in him I shall find comfort I have  given my life into his hands I am prepared  to go at his Call I desire to be with Christ  I Count not my life dear to me only to do his  will I am not pleased to hear that has come back and disobayed the voice  of him who is altogether Lovely for a woman.  I am astonished at sister Emaline [Emeline Miller McLellin] yet I cannot  belive she is not a worthy Sister I hope She  he will <find> him true and kind to her but have  no reason to expect it his conduct merits the  disapprobation of every true follower of Christ [p. [2]]
and has forgiven my Sins and I rejoice that he Sendeth forth the Comferter unto as many as believe and humbleeth themselves before him I was grieved to hear that had lost his little Child I think we Can in Some degree simpathise with him but we all must be reconciled to our lots and Say the will of the Lord be done wrote a letter to her which was very chearing and being unwell at that time and filled with much anxiety it would have been very consoling to me to have received a few lines from you but as you did not take the trouble I will try to be contented with my lot knowing that God is my friend in him I shall find comfort I have given my life into his hands I am prepared to go at his Call I desire to be with Christ I Count not my life dear to me only to do his will I am not pleased to hear that has come back and disobayed the voice of him who is altogether Lovely for a woman. I am astonished at sister Emaline [Emeline Miller McLellin] yet I cannot belive she is not a worthy Sister I hope She will find him true and kind to her but have no reason to expect it his conduct merits the disapprobation of every true follower of Christ [p. [2]]
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