Letter to Washington Tucker, 12 June 1844

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Ill. June 12, 1844.
Sir:— Your letter dated May 4, has reached me, and its contents duly considered. A multiplicity of business keeps me from writing as freely to correspondents as I could wish, still my heart is large enough for all men and my sensibilities keen enough to have compassion for every case when justice mercy virtue, or humanitiy requires it, be pleased to accept my thanks for your very kind letter; study the bible; as many of our books as you can get; pray to the Father in the Name of Jesus Christ, have faith on the promises made to the fathers, and your mind will be guided to the truth, An Elder shall be sent as soon as the “Twelve” can make the necessary arrangements.
In the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
I am your obedt Sevt
Joseph Smith
Washington Tucker)
Edward [Eldorado])
Ark ) [p. [1]]
Ill. June 12, 1844.
Sir:— Your letter dated May 4, has reached me, and its contents duly considered. A multiplicity of business keeps me from writing as freely to correspondents as I could wish, still my heart is large enough for all men and my sensibilities keen enough to have compassion for every case when justice mercy virtue, or humanitiy requires it, be pleased to accept my thanks for your very kind letter; study the bible; as many of our books as you can get; pray to the Father in the Name of Jesus Christ, have faith on the promises made to the fathers, and your mind will be guided to the truth, An Elder shall be sent as soon as the “Twelve” can make the necessary arrangements.
In the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
I am your obedt Sevt
Joseph Smith
Washington Tucker)
Edward Eldorado)
Ark ) [p. [1]]
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