Letter to William W. Phelps, 31 July 1832

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Judgment upon all the face of the earth, we have information which may be relyed upon that the cholera is cutting down its hundreds in the city of pr day also is raging in Charleston Albany & and in all the large citys in the eastern countrys we have Just received a letter from sister who is now at to visit her friends she states that the cholera is raging in that city to an alarming degree, hundreds of families are a fleeing to the country and the country people have become alarmed and torn up the bridges and stopped all communication and even shot peoples horses down under them who attempt to cross the river on any express two steam boats loaded with troops for the Indian expedition while going up [the] Detroit river the cholera made its attact [attack] upon the soldiers about fifty died the rest disbanded (about six hundred in number) and the last account we have of them they could find no quarters among the inhabitants and were a dying in the sheds and fields and nobody to bury them while between us and you the Indians are a spreading death and devastation wherever they go no force has as yet been brought sufficient to stand before them frequent cases of the cholera occures on steem boats and <othe[r]> water crafts on the Lakes the dysentary and the Cholera Morbus are the prevailing deseases as far as our information extends and is so malignent that it baffles the skill of the most eminent Phisicians we have news from our brethren who have gone to the east God is with them pulling down the strong holds of two brethren are here from the east New hampshire & one from who are and worthy young men who were brought in by the hands of Bros. & who are like Peter & John building up the cause of God wherever they go and healing the sick they have better then sixty since they left here we also here [hear] from many others whose good success in gaining converts to the redeemers [p. 6]
Judgment upon all the face of the earth, we have information which may be relyed upon that the cholera is cutting down its hundreds in the city of pr day also is raging in Charleston Albany & and in all the large citys in the eastern countrys we have Just received a letter from sister who is now at to visit her friends she states that the cholera is raging in that city to an alarming degree, hundreds of families are a fleeing to the country and the country people have become alarmed and torn up the bridges and stopped all communication and even shot peoples horses down under them who attempt to cross the river on any express two steam boats loaded with troops for the Indian expedition while going up [the] Detroit river the cholera made its attact [attack] upon the soldiers about fifty died the rest disbanded (about six hundred in number) and the last account we have of them they could find no quarters among the inhabitants and were a dying in the sheds and fields and nobody to bury them while between us and you the Indians are a spreading death and devastation wherever they go no force has as yet been brought sufficient to stand before them frequent cases of the cholera occures on steem boats and other water crafts on the Lakes the dysentary and the Cholera Morbus are the prevailing deseases as far as our information extends and is so malignent that it baffles the skill of the most eminent Phisicians we have news from our brethren who have gone to the east God is with them pulling down the strong holds of two brethren are here from New hampshire & one from who are and worthy young men who were brought in by the hands of Bros. & who are like Peter & John building up the cause of God wherever they go and healing the sick they have better then sixty since they left here we also here [hear] from many others whose good success in gaining converts to the redeemers [p. 6]
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