Letter from William Smith, 28 October 1843

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I have ben obliged to Summons a council of Elders to setle the matter & the result has ben to cut one of the Elders off from the church also his wife for Sirculating Slanderous reports <​to​> the injury of my character & the caus in the cuntrey Abraham Burtis the Presiding officer of the New Egypt church of is the person aluded to a particular favaurite of Bro &
if I was as willing to give troble to others as this has ben to me. I should publish him & suspend him from the church untill I could get home, to follow me up & serch after my conduct & correct my Errers and to see that I had don all <​things​> wile he ought to be learnedt a lesson you may do as you think best with him I should not of car[e]d any thing about it if my family had not of ben with me in a strange land & amaung Enimes I am prepard to use him up in spite of all he can do aghanst me
Caroline sends her Love to you & all the children J M sends his love to you remember me to & all Sophronia [Smith McCleary] wright me a long letter direct to this city tell me all the news you can I will right again soon give my respect to & except [expect] the same for yourself as ever your Brother
 
Pa
OCT29
25
Pres Joseph Smith
Hancock Co
Ills
 
From his Brother who is in the city of
 
Oct 28, 43
 
Oct 28/43
to Joseph Smith [p. [4]]
I have ben obliged to Summons a council of Elders to setle the matter & the result has ben to cut one of the Elders off from the church also his wife for Sirculating Slanderous reports to the injury of my character & the caus in the cuntrey Abraham Burtis the Presiding officer of the New Egypt church of is the person aluded to a particular favaurite of Bro &
if I was as willing to give troble to others as this has ben to me. I should publish him & suspend him from the church untill I could get home, to follow me up & serch after my conduct & correct my Errers and to see that I had don all things wile he ought to be learnedt a lesson you may do as you think best with him I should not of cared any thing about it if my family had not of ben with me in a strange land & amaung Enimes I am prepard to use him up in spite of all he can do aghanst me
Caroline sends her Love to you & all the children J M sends his love to you remember me to & all Sophronia [Smith McCleary] wright me a long letter direct to this city tell me all the news you can I will right again soon give my respect to & except [expect] the same for yourself as ever your Brother
 
Pa
OCT29
25
Pres Joseph Smith
Hancock Co
Ills
 
From his Brother who is in the city of
 
Oct 28, 43
 
Oct 28/43
to Joseph Smith [p. [4]]
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