Joseph read s [Parley P. Pratt’s] letters to the Editor of “T[imes] & Seasons” concrning the death of . <& remarked he read it because it was so appropriate to all who had died in the faith.—> Almost all who have fallen in these last days, in the church, have fallen in a strange land, this is a strange land. to tho[s]e who have come from a distance.
we should cultivate sympathy for the afflicted. among us.
If there is a place on earth. where men should cultivate this spirit & pour in the oil & wine <in the bosom of the afflicted> it is this place.
<and this spirit is manifest here—> and although he is a stranger <& afflicted.> when he arrives, he finds. a brother— & friend ready to administer to his necessities.— [p. ]