Letter from Lyman Wight and Heber C. Kimball, 19–24 June 1844
and , Letter, , Philadelphia Co., PA, to JS, [, Hancock Co., IL], 19–24 June 1844; handwriting of ; signature in handwriting of ; dockets in handwriting of ; notation in unidentified handwriting; sixteen pages; JS Collection, CHL.
revive, they have stood 6 tremendous shocks and I think if they stand the Seventh which is to come to morrow Evening I think they will Survive. We shall then call on them to know whether they intend to gather with the living and susta[i]n the cause of God by an the mouth of his prophets and apostles or die in if they should choose the latter. We shall attend to the funeral ceremonies and leave them to rest with the dead and we will go our way among the living, if they should choose the former we shall expect a glorious work in this place, we shall leave here on the 21st for Wilmington for conference, we shall then return back to this place and from here to and to meet the conferences in those Cities and so continue from place to place until we accomplished the mission appointed unto us, You will find as far as we have travelled that there is such a wake in the water that it has jostled their small skiffs and vessels tremendously, and those that have <been> so fortunate as to reach the shore have to come to the conclusion that they will not again venture out without a pilot, others have been most tremendously shipwrecked [p. 7]