Letter from Martha Campbell, 19 December 1843

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immediately he thinks your prayrs will do him good he neesd [needs] the milk of the church it is his request you should wright to him immediately do wright to him it would be verry consoling to him he wishes if you wright you would direct it to Elmira Chemung Co NY I shall have an opportunity almost any day to send it to him he wishes me to say to you that he takes the times & sea[so]ns with me we each sent a dollar he gave me strictchure [stricture] to say to you his faith is good concerning the work o[f] the Lord he has ever manifested good feelings toward you & your s family & also the Church sent for Sister Demarest & myself to come & see him wee had not ben there long before Delrimple (formerly from Binghamton) came in & a member with him & soon the convesation turned upon what the world Calls Mormonism & the Lord filled the mouths of those present untill the Old adversary began to spout & rail & Delrimple said you ought to be in States prison & said <​you​> he would have ben there had it not ben for him & he wondered why he did not send you said he knew verry well why he did not because you had him before Esq [Joseph] Chamberlin three days & you could not make out the first thing that the Law could take hold of him for I mention this so you may know the feelings of the ’s says he cannot see anything why it <​the work​> is not true I do not recollect the old Gentleman’s given name but I suppose you will know as he was a friend of yours in Binghamton [p. [2]]
immediately he thinks your prayrs will do him good he neesd [needs] the milk of the church it is his request you should wright to him immediately do wright to him it would be verry consoling to him he wishes if you wright you would direct it to Elmira Chemung Co NY I shall have an opportunity almost any day to send it to him he wishes me to say to you that he takes the times & seasons with me we each sent a dollar he gave me strictchure [stricture] to say to you his faith is good concerning the work of the Lord he has ever manifested good feelings toward you & your s family & also the Church sent for Sister Demarest & myself to come & see him wee had not ben there long before Delrimple (formerly from Binghamton) came in & a member with him & soon the convesation turned upon what the world Calls Mormonism & the Lord filled the mouths of those present untill the Old adversary began to spout & rail & Delrimple said you ought to be in State prison & said you would have ben there had it not ben for him & he wondered why he did not send you said he knew verry well why he did not because you had him before Esq [Joseph] Chamberlin three days & you could not make out the first thing that the Law could take hold of him for I mention this so you may know the feelings of the ’s says he cannot see anything why the work is not true I do not recollect the old Gentleman’s given name but I suppose you will know as he was a friend of yours in Binghamton [p. [2]]
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