Letter from Moses Martin, 7 November 1841

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November the 7the 1841 Laport [La Porte] Indiana
Dear Br in the Lord it is with pleasure that I take my pen in hand to in form you whare I am and what my situation is at the preasant my hea[l]th is good as I could expect and I hope that thes few unpolished lines may <​find​> you enjoying the same Blessings with your family I left Lee Co Iowa on the 9th of August last by the advice of the Breatherin I Concluded that I would once more go forth to prune the vinyard of the Lord with the deturmi[n]ation never to leave it again unt til it is well pruned I went first to walnut grove then to Lafayett[e] near in company with others Baptised six hear was a branch of upward of thirty and meny are Believing and the work of the Lord is aroling forth in this part after staying hear some time and seeing that thare was some of the Elders that Could preach in this place and could not go eny further from home I though[t] Best for me to go further so I went on toward until I came to the town of Juliet and vercinit [vicinity] when I commenced preaching preached in Juliet plainfield Napersville and in all the regions around about prejudise is giving away and meny are believeing the trut[h] and some have imbrased it all thou[gh] the preast of the day have set up a wonderful howling at a distance for the[y] dare not venter a close contack for they vary well know that thare old ship the reffuge of lies will not Bare close work thare fore they prowl around at a distance and Cry Jo Smith thus they prevale on some of the igneant and superstition not to hear whilest the more open harted and noble minded receve the truth and when those preasts are in vited to investigate the subgect they uterly refuse but flee to the old ship reffuge [p. [1]]
November the 7the 1841 Laport La Porte Indiana
Dear Br in the Lord it is with pleasure that I take my pen in hand to in form you whare I am and what my situation is at the preasant my health is good as I could expect and I hope that thes few unpolished lines may find you enjoying the same Blessings with your family I left Lee Co Iowa on the 9th of August last by the advice of the Breatherin I Concluded that I would once more go forth to prune the vinyard of the Lord with the deturmination never to leave it again unt til it is well pruned I went first to walnut grove then to Lafayette near in company with others Baptised six hear was a branch of upward of thirty and meny are Believing and the work of the Lord is aroling forth in this part after staying hear some time and seeing that thare was some of the Elders that Could preach in this place and could not go eny further from home I thought Best for me to go further so I went on toward until I came to the town of Juliet and vercinit [vicinity] when I commenced preaching preached in Juliet plainfield Napersville and in all the regions around about prejudise is giving away and meny are believeing the truth and some have imbrased it all though the preast of the day have set up a wonderful howling at a distance for they dare not venter a close contack for they vary well know that thare old ship the reffuge of lies will not Bare close work thare fore they prowl around at a distance and Cry Jo Smith thus they prevale on some of the igneant and superstition not to hear whilest the more open harted and noble minded receve the truth and when those preasts are in vited to investigate the subgect they uterly refuse but flee to the old ship reffuge [p. [1]]
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