Letter from Martha Campbell, 19 December 1843

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Elmira December 19th 1843
Brother Smith by the request of I now set down to write you he is quite unwell & is some times fearfull that he cannot stand it through the winter & wishes me to say to you that he wants your prayers & the prayrs of all the saints for the recovery of his health to inable him to gether among the Saints & he also wishes to know if you could receive him as a brother he says he shall come out next spring if he lives & has health to indure the journey he says if he remains as wel as at present he shall venture to star[t] he says he never staggard at the foundation the work for he knew to mutch concerning it if I under stood him wright he was the firs person that took the Plates out of your hands the mornig morning you brough[t] them in & he observed blessed is he that seeth & believeeth & more blessed is he that believeeth without seeing & says he has seen & believeed he seems anxious to get there to renew his covenant with the Lord he wishes you to say to him whether a span of good horses & waggon could be put to any use so as to bring in something for his support I suppose he says he has propperty here & two hundred dollars near that place that is due he says he can support himself he feels as tho he has neglected his privilige of living with the saint he wants to see you he feels as tho he cannot leave time to enter a boundless eternity without seeing he is verry much discouraged his friends think he cannot live longer than spring but the Lord is able to restore him to comfortable hea[l]th he thinks if he was at he should be heald [p. [1]]
Elmira December 19th 1843
Brother Smith by the request of I now set down to write you he is quite unwell & is some times fearfull that he cannot stand it through the winter & wishes me to say to you that he wants your prayers & the prayrs of all the saints for the recovery of his health to inable him to gether among the Saints & he also wishes to know if you could receive him as a brother he says he shall come out next spring if he lives & has health to indure the journey he says if he remains as wel as at present he shall venture to start he says he never staggard at the foundation the work for he knew to mutch concerning it if I under stood him wright he was the firs person that took the Plates out of your hands the morning you brought them in & he observed blessed is he that seeth & believeeth & more blessed is he that believeeth without seeing & says he has seen & believeed he seems anxious to get there to renew his covenant with the Lord he wishes you to say to him whether a span of good horses & waggon could be put to any use so as to bring in something for his support I suppose he says he has propperty here & two hundred dollars near that place that is due he says he can support himself he feels as tho he has neglected his privilige of living with the saint he wants to see you he feels as tho he cannot leave time to enter a boundless eternity without seeing he is verry much discouraged his friends think he cannot live longer than spring but the Lord is able to restore him to comfortable health he thinks if he was at he should be heald [p. [1]]
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