and stiff, and only observed that it
was the opinion of the people, that Sharp did not intend ever to pay that money. has been very anxious to
for some time past to get the little mare, and I do not
know but it would be your will to have him have her, but I have been so treated that I have come to the determination not to
let any man or woman have any thing whatever without being well assured, that it goes to your own advantage, but it is impossible
for me to do any thing, as long as every body has so much better right to all that is called yours than I have.
Brother Holmes went
directly to keeping house. Brother Tenny has not moved yet
nor does not act much like it. I do not know every thing by considerable, but it
is my anxiety for your company at home, or else it is realy so that your matters
would and things would be much
bettered by your presence just as soon as consistant, it is impossible for me to
write what I wish you to know.
If you should write after you get this, I want you to let me know as much as possible
about the situation of your business, that if possible I can benefit by the information; And speak some word of encouragement to Hervey [Lyman Hervy Cowdery], for he is very faithful not only in business, but in taking up his cross in the family.
There was a young man came with Brother Baldwin and ’s folks took him in while
br B was gone and he is here <yet and is> very sick with the measles which makes much confusion and
trouble for me, and is also a subject of much fear and anxiety unto me, as you know that neither of your little one
boys have ever had them, I wish it could be possible for you to be at
home when they are sick,
must remember them for they all remember you, and I could hardly pacify and
when they found ou[t] you was not coming home soon.
Br Robinson must the rest as he is waiting so adieu my
If you should give anyone a power of attorney, you had
better give it to brother [Vinson]
Knight, as he is the only man that has not manifested a spirit of
indiffer ence to your temporal interest. I mean the only one I have had occasion
to say muct [much] to about your business. You
may be astonished because I have not accepted some but when I see you I will tell
you the reason—, be assured I shall do the best I can in all things, and I hope
that we shall be so humble and pure before God that he will set us at liberty to
be our own masters in a few things at least, Yours for ever.