Letter from Joseph L. Heywood, 7 February 1844

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Feby 7th 1844
Dear Brother Joseph Smith
It has been for some time my desire to write you; not only to keep up an acquaintance which was commenced under peculiarly interesting circumstances; but for the purpose of soliciting you to make me & my family a visit bringing with you your dear (for Whom I entertain feelings of the highest esteem) & as many of your children as you conveniently can bring.
My regard for your personal welfare would not admit of my influencing you to come if I supposed you could not do so safely; but I do not know of a citizen in our vicinity who would be in the least disposed to offer you harm. Many of our Citizens & particular friends visited your last summer & have often expressed their delight at the reception they met with from yourself & others.
It is with great pleasure I am able to anounce to you the prossperity of our Branch in ; both Temporal [p. [1]]
Feby 7th 1844
Dear Brother Joseph Smith
It has been for some time my desire to write you; not only to keep up an acquaintance which was commenced under peculiarly interesting circumstances; but for the purpose of soliciting you to make me & my family a visit bringing with you your dear (for Whom I entertain feelings of the highest esteem) & as many of your children as you conveniently can bring.
My regard for your personal welfare would not admit of my influencing you to come if I supposed you could not do so safely; but I do not know of a citizen in our vicinity who would be in the least disposed to offer you harm. Many of our Citizens & particular friends visited your last summer & have often expressed their delight at the reception they met with from yourself & others.
It is with great pleasure I am able to anounce to you the prossperity of our Branch in ; both Temporal [p. [1]]
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