Letter from John P. Greene, 18 March 1843

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Citey of March. 18 AD 1843. Ny
Presedent Joseph Smith
Dear Sir it is with the deepest interist that I take my pen to communicate to you! the very particular & interesting relation in which the god of Isreal has placed you or caused you to stand between him self & the saints of the last days. always makes my <​hart​> leap with in me when I think of this verey grate blessing— & when I think of the many happey & profittable hours & day Spent in your society & famely with many of ourn brethern the saints, with this much valuabl yis infinitely valuabl in struction received from you Dear sir it almost makes me for git that I am one thousand miles from you & the grater family of the saints in the beautiful city of (located in the midst of the land of Ephraegm) & almost seeme at times to be in your there too: but one moments reflection dismiss my hasens [hastens] me back to this grater dapoe [depot] of Babelon with about twenty saints <​who​> with me are ingaged in opin contack with about twenty thousand inhabitans who are led captive by the priests of baal, but I assure you their refuse of lies, does not make a very permanant breast work for the wo[r]ld of & the spirrit of god which seeth serch is the deep of thing of God, & desernes between the joints & marrowes of and the thoughts & intents of the hearts of man, has already penetrated the darker Caverns of preast crafts, & led out several of its deepis translative them in to the church of Jesus Christ to thirs thire grate Joy— many outhers are standing just on the brink of the watre [p. [1]]
Citey of March. 18 AD 1843. Ny
Presedent Joseph Smith
Dear Sir it is with the deepest interist that I take my pen to communicate to you! the very particular & interesting relation in which the god of Isreal has placed you or caused you to stand between him self & the saints of the last days. always makes my hart leap with in me when I think of this verey grate blessing— & when I think of the many happey & profittable hours & day Spent in your society & famely with many of ourn brethern the saints, with this much valuabl yis infinitely valuabl in struction received from you Dear sir it almost makes me for git that I am one thousand miles from you & the grater family of the saints in the beautiful city of (located in the midst of the land of Ephraegm) & almost seeme at times to be there too: but one moments reflection hasens [hastens] me back to this grater dapoe [depot] of Babelon with about twenty saints who with me are ingaged in opin contack with about twenty thousand inhabitans who are led captive by the priests of baal, but I assure you their refuse of lies, does not make a very permanant breast work for the world & the spirrit of god which serch is the deep of thing of God, & desernes between the joints & marrowes and the thoughts & intents of the hearts of man, has already penetrated the darker Caverns of preast crafts, & led out several of its deepis translative them in to the church of Jesus Christ to thire grate Joy— many outhers are standing just on the brink of the watre [p. [1]]
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