Letter to Joseph L. Heywood, 13 February 1844

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time in connexion with I tender my warmest acknowledgements for the invitation.
I am pleased to hear of the prosperity of your branch and hope it will continue, for although I never feel to force my doctrines (or rather the doctrines revealed to me of God) upon any person I rejoice to see prejudice give way to truth, and the traditions of men dispersed by the pure principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I should be pleased to have the privilege of forming an acquaintance with your partner Mr Kimball and his lady, and should they ever come up this way I hope they will call and see me
As respects things in I have nothing to say but good. Although the mobocrats of this breath out their shame with a continual foam and threaten extermination &c the citizens of are at peace, they fear no danger for the sound <​report​> of mobs have become so common, that the Mormons pay no attention to it whatever. Each man minds his own business and all are making improvements as fast as they can. In fact things in general seem prosperous and pleasing and I never saw a better feeling amongst the saints than at the present time.
My family have been some sick of late but are now <​and continue​> improving in health and are out of danger <​so, especially my youngest boy​>—
Accept dear Sir my the warmest respects & of myself and & please present the same to your lady in the remain mean time I remain your friend and brother
Joseph Smith [p. [2]]
time in connexion with I tender my warmest acknowledgements for the invitation.
I am pleased to hear of the prosperity of your branch and hope it will continue, for although I never feel to force my doctrines () upon any person I rejoice to see prejudice give way to truth, and the traditions of men dispersed by the pure principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I should be pleased to have the privilege of forming an acquaintance with your partner Mr Kimball and his lady, and should they ever come up this way I hope they will call and see me
As respects things in I have nothing to say but good. Although the mobocrats of this breath out their shame with a continual foam and threaten extermination &c the citizens of are at peace, they fear no danger for the report of mobs have become so common, that the Mormons pay no attention to it whatever. Each man minds his own business and all are making improvements as fast as they can. In fact things in general seem prosperous and pleasing and I never saw a better feeling amongst the saints than at the present time.
My family have been some sick of late and continue so, especially my youngest boy—
Accept dear Sir the warmest respects of myself and & please present the same to your lady in the mean time I remain your friend and brother
Joseph Smith [p. [2]]
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