Letter from William Smith, 28 October 1843

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gesses about right that is to say hits the nale right on the head, I regret mutch that I am deprived of your society so long and the society of my friends and Kindreds in that place remember me to them all I have made inquiries for Evry chance I could get I would like to hear from her ofton May her life be spard till I can see her again How can we spare her when she is gon I some times think we do not properly apreciate the Blessings & privilidgies <​we Enjoy​> in having her with us her troubles & toils in by gon years for us all is fresh in my memorey her prayrs to[o] for her children is like the arm of the impenatrable Rock Ever streached out to save and is felt upon her sons in distant Lands as the salvation of Israel god, my preyrs are for thee god spare my . money I have none Comforts of life to give thee, not but the rememberance of thy Kindness and parental care that has ben over me have I with me But these shall remain forever & my prayr will I allways give the[e], I have got a long since I left home as well as could be Expected concidering my responsability a sick wife & c<​h​>ildren to cloath. I have had some percicution or trouble of late in growing out of some pettafogging tal[e]s spread through this cuntrey by Elder who has ben through this cuntrey a retailing out tales to my injury and also searching after my character in this cuntrey when I was hear two years agoe. thus [p. [3]]
gesses about right that is to say hits the nale right on the head, I regret mutch that I am deprived of your society so long and the society of my friends and Kindreds in that place remember me to them all I have made inquiries for Evry chance I could get I would like to hear from her ofton May her life be spard till I can see her again How can we spare her when she is gon I some times think we do not properly apreciate the Blessings & privilidgies we Enjoy in having her with us her troubles & toils in by gon years for us all is fresh in my memorey her prayrs too for her children is like the arm of the impenatrable Rock Ever streached out to save and is felt upon her sons in distant Lands as the salvation of Israel god, my preyrs are for thee god spare my . money I have none Comforts of life to give thee, not but the rememberance of thy Kindness and parental care that has ben over me have I with me But these shall remain forever & my prayr will I allways give thee, I have got a long since I left home as well as could be Expected concidering my responsability a sick wife & children to cloath. I have had some percicution or trouble of late in growing out of some pettafogging tales spread through this cuntrey by Elder who has ben through this cuntrey a retailing out tales to my injury and also searching after my character in this cuntrey when I was hear two years agoe. thus [p. [3]]
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