Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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between 50 and a hundred that are sick but they are generally on  the gain— and I do not know of more than 2 or 3 what are  dangerously sick—
I send you $500 $5 as so that you may not be out  of money <destitute> in case you should be sick or in want of money My Dear  you shall be made comfortable happy by me the Lord being  my helper hereafter you shall not want Elijah’s God  you will bless you and I will bless you are entwined rond  round my heart with ties that are stronger than death and  time cannot sever them Yes deprived of your society and  that of my prattling babes life would be irksome to me  Oh that you might live till the coming of the son of  Man I and I also for the your sakes that I might com fort you and you.— me and we together might instill  into the minds of our dear children principles of might  comfort me and we might comfort our babes and  instill into their tender and noble minds principles of  virtue that God may bless us all that we may be  happy— I shall come home as soon as we can get  through with our present hurry— I am as ever your  most <true and> faithful earthly friend <both> in time and in Eternity
<here s death  succeeds him in office>
In [blank] Moved his family into  which had then changed its name for  here he with Brother engaged in the pub lication of the Times and seasons and to facilitate the same  they erected small frame house for the <a> printing office  I observed before that a commandment was given which  caused a number of the brethren to go to they  When they arrived drew near the end of their journey [p. [11], bk. 17]
between 50 and a hundred that are sick but they are generally on the gain— and I do not know of more than 2 or 3 what are dangerously sick—
I send you $5 so that you may not be destitute in case you should be sick or in want of money My Dear you shall be made happy by me the Lord being my helper hereafter you shall not want Elijah’s God will bless you and I will bless you are entwined round my heart with ties that are stronger than death and time cannot sever them Yes deprived of your society and that of my prattling babes life would be irksome to me Oh that you might live till the coming of the son of Man and I also for your sakes that I might comfort you and you.— might comfort me and we might comfort our babes and instill into their tender and noble minds principles of virtue that God may bless us all that we may be happy— I shall come home as soon as we can get through with our present hurry— I am as ever your most true and faithful earthly friend both in time and in Eternity
here s death succeeds him in office
In [blank] Moved his family into which had then changed its name for here he with Brother engaged in the publication of the Times and seasons and to facilitate the same they erected small frame house for a printing office I observed before that a commandment was given which caused a number of the brethren to go to When they drew near the end of their journey [p. [11], bk. 17]
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