Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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the situation of the church at that time, as well as his affectionate disposition, which was breathed in every word he spoke to his family, and stamped upon every line he wrote to them when absent.
 
July 25th 1839.
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I am in tolerable health, and have just risen from imploring the throne of grace, in behalf of you and our children;— that God would preserve you all in health, and give you every needed blessing, and protect you by day and by night.
When I arrived here nothing had been done in the office; as had been sick every day since I left. And I have I have done but little labor since I returned, except struggling against the destroyer, and attending upon the sick— there is not well ones enough to take care of the sick— there has been but one death, however, since my return. , , and Clarinda, are very sick— Sister E. Robinson has been nigh unto death— Last Tuesday, I, in company with , administered to 16 Souls— some notable miracles were wrought under our hands— I never had so great power over disease, as I have had this week— for this let God be glorified. There is now between 50, and 100 sick; but they are generally on the gain— I do not know of more than two or three, who are considered dangerous. I send you some money that you may not be destitu[t]e, in case you should be sick, and need any thing which you have not in the house. , the Lord being my helper, hereafter, you shall not want— Elijah’s God will bless you, and I will [p. 329]
the situation of the church at that time, as well as his affectionate disposition, which was breathed in every word he spoke to his family, and stamped upon every line he wrote to them when absent.
 
July 25th 1839.
)
I am in tolerable health, and have just risen from imploring the throne of grace, in behalf of you and our children;— that God would preserve you all in health, and give you every needed blessing, and protect you by day and by night.
When I arrived here nothing had been done in the office; as had been sick every day since I left. And I have I have done but little labor since I returned, except struggling against the destroyer, and attending upon the sick— there is not well ones enough to take care of the sick— there has been but one death, however, since my return. , , and Clarinda, are very sick— Sister E. Robinson has been nigh unto death— Last Tuesday, I, in company with , administered to 16 Souls— some notable miracles were wrought under our hands— I never had so great power over disease, as I have had this week— for this let God be glorified. There is now between 50, and 100 sick; but they are generally on the gain— I do not know of more than two or three, who are considered dangerous. I send you some money that you may not be destitute, in case you should be sick, and need any thing which you have not in the house. , the Lord being my helper, hereafter, you shall not want— Elijah’s God will bless you, and I will [p. 329]
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