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Letter to Oliver Granger, 30 August 1841

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Brother when he came home from   he would not have wanted any further  information on the subject the commandments  & revelations are before him the Proclamation to  the Church to gether with the reqest of the first  Presidency & the word of the Lord saying there  remained a Stourge Scourge for the People of  or for the in hab[i]tants of & C
is qite sick at this time we  think he is some better on the mend Sarah [Granger Kimball] is qite  smart the general health of <the> Place <is> as good as  can be Expectted considering the Long <spell of> Dry weather  there has been no rain here for three month to  wit wet the ground in two Inches the Inglish grain  & corn crops are good but the Potatoes are  good for nothing the & the Prospers beyond Expectation
My family & Brother Josephs are well at  Present there is but a verry few sick in this  Place at this time
this Is an Eventful Period  a Day of Darkness & of thick darkness &  Mourning & weeping & Lemantation & what Ever  the saints find to do Let them do it qickly  & above all things Else Let them strive to  be Prepard to die—
Please write to us on the receipt of this  & Let us Know all the Particulars of all the  affairs Brother Joseph sends his Love to  you & famaly My Love to all &.C.
yours in the Bonds of the Everlasting  Covenant
Joseph Smith [p. [2]]
Brother when he came home from he would not have wanted any further information on the subject the commandments & revelations are before him the Proclamation to the Church to gether with the reqest of the first Presidency & the word of the Lord saying there remained a Scourge for the People or for the in habitants of & C
is qite sick at this time we think he is some better on the mend Sarah [Granger Kimball] is qite smart the general health of the Place is as good as can be Expectted considering the Long spell of Dry weather there has been no rain here for three month to wet the ground in two Inches the Inglish grain & corn crops are good but the Potatoes are good for nothing the & the Prospers beyond Expectation
My family & Brother Josephs are well at Present there is but a verry few sick in this Place at this time
this Is an Eventful Period a Day of Darkness & of thick darkness & Mourning weeping & Lemantation & what Ever the saints find to do Let them do it qickly & above all things Else Let them strive to be Prepard to die—
Please write to us on the receipt of this & Let us Know all the Particulars of all the affairs Brother Joseph sends his Love to you & famaly My Love to all &.C.
yours in the Bonds of the Everlasting Covenant
Joseph Smith [p. [2]]
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