Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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they have time to learn that Mormons are neither  or cannibals—
Your friends are generally well
I am &c
J. Smith Jr
& his associate
Letter from Elias Higbee • 20 February 1840–B
Feb 20th. 1840
Dear Brother
I received a letter this morning from t.  ; who writes that he missed having the chills  one week but that it had returned again— I forwar ded him a letter from Judge Young .  Mr’s Richey has just received a letter from Baltimore in  answer to one that she lately sent, stating that none  of our are there preaching; which gives me reason  to think that is not there. I have recd.  the letter you gave me, mailed at Dayton. Bro. Pratt  has gone home, Mr Richards has forsaken use, a And  also has not paid me the money which we lent him.
says he has not recd. any funds yet. I  was obliged I was obliged to let Bro. Pratt have money to go  home, and likewis to pay his board here; which will take  about all the borrowed money we owed him. Consequently it  will not be many weeks before I shall send for more
Judge Young made no objections to honoring the order  from . I wish you would comfort my wife.  If you have an opportunity I should be very glad to receive  a word of comfort by letter or by the Boys.  writes for me not to think of publishing the documents  now as we have not the means of so doing. I shall write  again soon. Be assured as ever of the best feelings of my  heart. Give my love to all enquiring friends
Jos. Smith Jr.}
P.S. I do not preach publickly just now for I have not time:  but am preaching privately. Some of them have got so much  self righteousness that I have not been able [to] do much with them yet.  yet [p. 96]
they have time to learn that Mormons are neither or cannibals—
Your friends are generally well
I am &c
J. Smith Jr
& his associate
Letter from Elias Higbee • 20 February 1840–B
Feb 20th. 1840
Dear Brother
I received a letter this morning from t. ; who writes that he missed having the chills one week but that it had returned again— I forwarded him a letter from . Mr’s Richey has just received a letter from Baltimore in answer to one that she lately sent, stating that none of our are there preaching; which gives me reason to think that is not there. I have recd. the letter you gave me, mailed at Dayton. Bro. Pratt has gone home, Mr Richards has forsaken use, And also has not paid me the money which we lent him.
says he has not recd. any funds yet. I was obliged I was obliged to let Bro. Pratt have money to go home, and likewis to pay his board here; which will take about all the borrowed money we owed him. Consequently it will not be many weeks before I shall send for more
Judge Young made no objections to honoring the order from . I wish you would comfort my wife. If you have an opportunity I should be very glad to receive a word of comfort by letter or by the Boys. writes for me not to think of publishing the documents now as we have not the means of so doing. I shall write again soon. Be assured as ever of the best feelings of my heart. Give my love to all enquiring friends
Jos. Smith Jr.}
P.S. I do not preach publickly just now for I have not time: but am preaching privately. Some of them have got so much self righteousness that I have not been able to do much with them yet. yet [p. 96]
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