Letter from William Smith, 28 October 1843

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from behind the screen And reveal the whole mistrey or Bugbear of Mormonism Hitherto unknown to the saints or wourld of mankind after all the positive testimony & demonstrations of its truth (This would be bad tis true that truth should meet with an Expose from behind the screen after stearing the tide of opposition so long a time and be proven an Erer a delusion Light turned in to darkness And thus all that is good holey & reicheaus be asteamed principles of corruption strange indeed) I should think it time (after all that has ben said and done to distroy the Laterday saints religion for 13 long years to no affect) for the Divle [Devil] to seas [cease] raging & his Priests imaganing vane things. But so it is fools must Expose their folley & Hyprocritts foam out their own Shame. But Enough of this for the present as it is not my purpos to preach a mormon sermon now for this you have allways with you in Zion. I did not Enjoy the Pleasure of the companey of the twelve while they were ou[t] hear <​as mutch as I wanted to​> on account of <​my​> being <​so​> situated my wife being Sick But their visit has given a new impetus to the caus and don <​a​> vast deel of good, We were mutch rejoiced to hear that you were again deliverd from the hands of your percicuters we heard that was vary sick the Last inteligence said she was getting better (May god heal her and preser[ve] her to a good old age is my prayer) Caroline says the Lord never made a better women thein and I believe just what Caroline Says for she generaly [p. [2]]
from behind the screen And reveal the whole mistrey or Bugbear of Mormonism Hitherto unknown to the saints or wourld of mankind after all the positive testimony & demonstrations of its truth (This would be bad tis true that truth should meet with an Expose from behind the screen after stearing the tide of opposition so long a time and be proven an Erer a delusion Light turned in to darkness And thus all that is good holey & reicheaus be asteamed principles of corruption strange indeed) I should think it time (after all that has ben said and done to distroy the Laterday saints religion for 13 long years to no affect) for the Divle [Devil] to seas [cease] raging & his Priests imaganing vane things. But so it is fools must Expose their folley & Hyprocritts foam out their own Shame. But Enough of this for the present as it is not my purpos to preach a mormon sermon now for this you have allways with you in Zion. I did not Enjoy the Pleasure of the companey of the twelve while they were out hear as mutch as I wanted to on account of my being so situated my wife being Sick But their visit has given a new impetus to the caus and don a vast deel of good, We were mutch rejoiced to hear that you were again deliverd from the hands of your percicuters we heard that was vary sick the Last inteligence said she was getting better (May god heal her and preserve her to a good old age is my prayer) Caroline says the Lord never made a better women thein and I believe just what Caroline Says for she generaly [p. [2]]
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