Letter to Hyrum Smith, 3–4 March 1831

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Geauga County Ohio
March 3th 1831
we arived here safe and are all well I hav[e]  been ingageed in regulating the here  as the deciples are numerous and the devil had  made many attempts to over throw them it has  been a Serious job but the Lord is with us and  we have overcome and have all things regular  the work is brakeing forth on the <right> hand and on the  left and there is a great Call for in this  place we hav[e] recieved a leter from dated   Jackson County Missouri Janua ry the 29th 1831 these are the words which he has  written saying—
My dealy dearly beloved bretheren  after a considerable lengthy journy I arived avail  myself of the first opertunity of communicating to  you a knowledge of our situation that you may  be priviledged of writing to us for we have not  heard any thing from you since we left you  last fall we arived here at this place a few  days since which is about 25 miles from this the  Shawney indians on the south Side of the at its mouth & delewares on the north  I have had two interviews with the Chief of that  that the delewares who is <a> very old & venerable  looking man after haveing laying before him  & eighteen of or twenty of the Council of that nation  the truth he said that <he he> and they he and thy they  were very glad for what I their Brother had  told them and they had recived it in their  hearts &c— But how the matter will go with this  tribe to me is uncirtain nether Can I at present  Conclude mutch about it the wether is mtch  is quite Severe and the snow is Considerable  deep which makes it at present quite dific cult traveling about I have but a short time  to write to you my b[e]loved Bretheren as the  mail leves thi[s] place in the morning [p. [1]]
Geauga County Ohio
March 3th 1831
we arived here safe and are all well I have been ingageed in regulating the here as the deciples are numerous and the devil had made many attempts to over throw them it has been a Serious job but the Lord is with us and we have overcome and have all things regular the work is brakeing forth on the right hand and on the left and there is a great Call for in this place we have recieved a leter from dated Jackson County Missouri January the 29th 1831 these are the words which he has written saying—
My dearly beloved bretheren after a considerable lengthy journy I avail myself of the first opertunity of communicating to you a knowledge of our situation that you may be priviledged of writing to us for we have not heard any thing from you since we left you last fall we arived at this place a few days since which is about 25 miles from the Shawney indians on the south Side of the at its mouth & delewares on the north I have had two interviews with the Chief of the delewares who is a very old & venerable looking man after laying before him & eighteen or twenty of the Council of that nation the truth he said that he and they were very glad for what I their Brother had told them and they had recived it in their hearts &c— But how the matter will go with this tribe to me is uncirtain nether Can I at present Conclude mutch about it the wether is is quite Severe and the snow is Considerable deep which makes it at present quite dificcult traveling about I have but a short time to write to you my beloved Bretheren as the mail leves this place in the morning [p. [1]]
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