Letterbook 2

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then observed that there was a minority in the Legislature, much in our favor, which seemed to please him, as they attended several times to it. The cause of my being so particular is to show you the whole ground I have taken in this matter, that there may be no inconsistency. If have erred in this matter it is my head and not my heart
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<​Note​> This letter should should have been inserted immediately af[ter] the letter of . dated Feb 21st. 1840
Letter from Emma Smith • 6 December 1839
Dec 6th 1840 [1839]
Dear Husband}
In the midst of the confusion of my own family, s, and the remains of Stena Fisks., I endeavor to write a few lines expressive of my feelings &c. My omitting writing so long is consequence of the sickness which I have had in my family, and the tumult & confusion. I verry much fear my letter will not reach in time for you to receive it previous to your leaving there. Your letter, writen at Jacksonvill did not come to hand, untill after I received one by the hand of Mr Law. I shall not attempt to give you a minute history of things, or every thing that has transpired since your departure from this place, inasmuch as time and circumstances will not permit; but mention those things that I think will most interest you. Business does not go on quite as well since you left as when you were here. I broke s. fever the same day you left, and has been well ever since; has had the chill fever twice since you left; the first time he bled at the nose till he was quite weak; and has not been as well ever since as before, but is now mending slowly. Milton has been well only a short part of the time, but the rest of my [p. 115]
then observed that there was a minority in the Legislature, much in our favor, which seemed to please him, as they attended several times to it. The cause of my being so particular is to show you the whole ground I have taken in this matter, that there may be no inconsistency. If have erred in this matter it is my head and not my heart
.
Note This letter should have been inserted immediately after the letter of . dated Feb 21st. 1840
Letter from Emma Smith • 6 December 1839
Dec 6th 1840 1839
Dear Husband}
In the midst of the confusion of my own family, s, and the remains of Stena Fisks., I endeavor to write a few lines expressive of my feelings &c. My omitting writing so long is consequence of the sickness which I have had in my family, and the tumult & confusion. I verry much fear my letter will not reach in time for you to receive it previous to your leaving there. Your letter, writen at Jacksonvill did not come to hand, untill after I received one by the hand of Mr Law. I shall not attempt to give you a minute history of things, or every thing that has transpired since your departure from this place, inasmuch as time and circumstances will not permit; but mention those things that I think will most interest you. Business does not go on quite as well since you left as when you were here. I broke s. fever the same day you left, and has been well ever since; has had the chill fever twice since you left; the first time he bled at the nose till he was quite weak; and has not been as well ever since as before, but is now mending slowly. Milton has been well only a short part of the time, but the rest of my [p. 115]
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