Letter, Erastus Snow to Hyrum Smith and William Law, 4 February 1842
, Letter, , Essex Co., MA, to and , , Hancock Co., IL, 4 Feb. 1842; handwriting of ; dockets in handwriting of , , and unidentified scribe; four pages; JS Office Papers, CHL. Includes address block, postal markings, dockets, and notations.
heavenly father has taken so many to himself. Though new friends may be good they are not tried ones. Those with whom I formed an acquaintance at the first in are most all gone, some to the Devil, some to God— and others to the distant nations of the earth and when, Oh when! shall we all meet again? never untill we meet at the Bar of God. But I hope and trust through the mercy of God, I <shall> be priveledged to meet in next fall a portion of them at least.
I remain as ever yours truly
P. S. The fifteen Books of Mormon left for me are gone and I have not made any calculations about sending him the money as told me I need not pay untill I returned to . I have disposed of fifteen or twenty others besides them and a quantity of Gospel Reflectors, Voice of Warning, and other books and pamphlets of various kinds— Please tell and Louisa <&> as many of our folks as you see that we are well and as contented as we can be in Babylon is well and has lately several in Bro. Daniel Shearer and his son were here last Sunday they are well & bound homeward