Letter, Martin and Hannah Heston Snider to David and Mary Beck Evans, 12 May 1843
Martin Snider and Hannah Heston Snider, Letter, New Mount Pleasant, Jay Co., IN to David Evans and Mary Beck Evans, in care of JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 12 May 1843; handwriting of Martin Snider and Hannah Heston Snider; three pages; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU.
New mount pleasent Jay County State of Indiana
From Martin & Hannah [Heston] Snider to David Evans
We may suppose you have heard more from us then ever aney body has seen from us however we Deeme our honour Just as <good as> Some of our neighbors I have never seen you as I know of But I mus Let you know that I have heard a great Deal of Good talk of you we once had heard that you Was Ded and that all the Mormons was Driven out of the nor ever Did we know aney Better till this Spring one of our neighbors Brought Some pamphlits from Green County ohio and then <we> know Better we have made Some Calculation if Everything Comes good to us that we will move to the City of in the Course of one or too years if we Can Sell our Land we will Come Sooner we also <heard> off some <of you> Beeing not far from us Last winter preaching in Deerfield and we send a few Lines to John Mack to Let the men know of us and Come in Our neighbour hood and preach to a heatherin nation But we soon heard that M.r. mack and the men was goon [gone] so we gave them out of Coming to us We Should Like verry well if Some of you would Come out hear this faul [fall] <and> preach for Some of us poor Sinners that we mite hear some good in This wast wilderness ware in we Live at present we have had a Long and hard winter the people here have not got aney Oats sowed nor aney Corn ground plowed our wheat Crops Looks verry Bad the trees in the woods Looks as if they had Been Burnt with fire Last faul and Cant put out their <leaves> this Spring we Should Like to know if there is aney Land that we mite get to farme or if there is aney that we could Buy or enter near the City of