Letter from Jacob Scott, 14 December 1841

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Decr. 14th, 1841
Brother Joseph.
Long continued sickness prevented me from seeing you, which I have greatly desired—
I have more reasons than one for this, One principal one is, I want to be more fully reconciled and give that satisfaction which it is my duty to do. I am unable to go to you; I entreat you Brother Joseph give me the opportunity, by coming to see me, before me before I die. I most earnestly desire this Interview, not to be delayed; pardon my importunity Brother Joseph <​for​> but I am a Dying man.
[Page torn] [ot]her reason of minor importa[nce is] that in conseq[ue]nce of general sickness in the my family, we have not been able to provide the necessary <​necessaries​> of life for the winter, and unless you brother Joseph, will help us with the <​smal sum of​> money of I lent you, we must unavoidably suffer—
Dear Brother, <​I​> entreat you, do not be grieved nor offended with <​me​> for this liberty I have taken with you, and let it not prevent you, (& let it not prevent you) from coming to see me <​&​> speedily if in your power.
If agreeable to you, as <​I​> pres[u]me it would, I would I be glad if would accompany you.
Please present my sincer[e] respects to .
Great[l]y desiring to see your face, I remain Dear brother, yours in the Kingdom and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ
Jacob Scott.
Joseph Smith Esqr
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Decr. 14th, 1841
Brother Joseph.
Long continued sickness prevented me from seeing you, which I have greatly desired—
I have more reasons than one for this, One principal one is, I want to be more fully reconciled and give that satisfaction which it is my duty to do. I am unable to go to you; I entreat you Brother Joseph give me the opportunity, by coming to see me, before I die. I most earnestly desire this Interview, not to be delayed; pardon my importunity Brother Joseph for I am a Dying man.
[Page torn] other reason of minor importance is that in consequence of general sickness in my family, we have not been able to provide the necessaries of life for the winter, and unless you brother Joseph, will help us with the smal sum of money I lent you, we must unavoidably suffer—
Dear Brother, I entreat you, do not be grieved nor offended with me for this liberty I have taken with you, and let it not prevent you, (& let it not prevent you) from coming to see me & speedily if in your power.
If agreeable to you, as I presume it would, I would be glad if would accompany you.
Please present my sincere respects to .
Greatly desiring to see your face, I remain Dear brother, yours in the Kingdom and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ
Jacob Scott.
Joseph Smith Esqr
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