Letter from Lyman Wight and Heber C. Kimball, 19–24 June 1844

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A word more to my wife and children, and Ever to beloved brothers & Sisters that laboured with me in tribulation in the “pine woods” I shall never forget them, nor the degree of Satisfaction we have taken in counselling together in that wilderness country, neither shall that love and friendship cultvated around our scanty board be eradicated from my heart either in time or Eternity, tell them to [never] forsake their covenants made under those trying circumstances nor seperate themselves from each other so but what when I return I can take them to a Land flowing with milk and honey where the God— Dagon shall have no power to mar our peace, or the old Dunn Ox to beclowd our our prospects or weaken our faith but peace like a river shall be our reward in a Land of prosperty where so <​such​> scenes of dubiety shall never more reach us, remain with an unbroken Chain of friendship, doing the best you can until I return which will be, as <​soon as​> circumstances will permit— My Dear companion, Bro Forge[u]s and tell you many things which I have no time to write — I shall return by the way of my friends in the state of . if you and Spencer & Anne can go the which without much inconvenience. do so and I will meet you there. I expect I shall [sell] his land in the Easten cities if not when I get. if you can [p. 15]
A word more to my wife and children, and Ever to beloved brothers & Sisters that laboured with me in tribulation in the “pine woods” I shall never forget them, nor the degree of Satisfaction we have taken in counselling together in that wilderness country, neither shall that love and friendship cultvated around our scanty board be eradicated from my heart either in time or Eternity, tell them to [never] forsake their covenants made under those trying circumstances nor seperate themselves from each other so but what when I return I can take them to a Land flowing with milk and honey where the God— Dagon shall have no power to mar our peace, or the old Dunn Ox to beclowd our our prospects or weaken our faith but peace like a river shall be our reward in a Land of prosperty where such scenes of dubiety shall never more reach us, remain with an unbroken Chain of friendship, doing the best you can until I return which will be, as soon as circumstances will permit— My Dear companion, Bro Forgeus and tell you many things which I have no time to write — I shall return by the way of my friends in the state of . if you Spencer & Anne can go the without much inconvenience. do so and I will meet you there. I expect I shall [sell] his land in the Easten cities if not when I get. if you can [p. 15]
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