Letter to the Whitneys, 18 August 1842

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August 18th. 1842
Dear, and Beloved, and , and &c.—
I take this oppertunity to communicate, some of my feelings, privetely at this time, which I want you three Eternaly to keep in your own bosams; for my feelings are so strong for you since what has pased lately between us, that the time of my abscence from you seems so long, and dreary, that it seems, as if I could not live long in this way: and <if you> three would come and see me in this my lonely retreat, it would afford me great relief, of mind, if those with whom I am alied, do love me, now is the time to afford me succour, in the days of exile, for you know I foretold you of these things. I am now at , Just back of farm, it is only one mile from town, the nights are very pleasant, indeed, all three of <you> come <can> come and see me in the fore part of the night, let come a little a head, and nock at the south East corner of the house at <the> window; it is next to the cornfield; I have a room intirely by myself, the whole matter can be attended to with most perfect saf[e]ty, I <know> it is the will of God that you should comfort <me> now in this time of affliction, or not at◊◊ll now is the [p. [1]]
August 18th. 1842
Dear, and Beloved, and , and &c.—
I take this oppertunity to communicate, some of my feelings, privetely at this time, which I want you three Eternaly to keep in your own bosams; for my feelings are so strong for you since what has pased lately between us, that the time of my abscence from you seems so long, and dreary, that it seems, as if I could not live long in this way: and if you three would come and see me in this my lonely retreat, it would afford me great relief, of mind, if those with whom I am alied, do love me, now is the time to afford me succour, in the days of exile, for you know I foretold you of these things. I am now at , Just back of farm, it is only one mile from town, the nights are very pleasant, indeed, all three of you can come and see me in the fore part of the night, let come a little a head, and nock at the south East corner of the house at the window; it is next to the cornfield; I have a room intirely by myself, the whole matter can be attended to with most perfect safety, I know it is the will of God that you should comfort me now in this time of affliction, or not atll now is the [p. [1]]
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