Letter from John E. Page, 1 March 1844

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I hope that all Elders sent out from will be instructed to be wise relative to the Misteries of the kingdom I wish Presidents J— Smith and will jointly write me a long letter giveing me such spcial information as you think I most need for my good and the avancement of the kingdom— I have not seen my family since i left them last July while you are at home enjoying the society of your families and the Peuculiar blessings of the kingdom remember me.
I have heard some very spirited speaches delivered in the Senate on the question in a very eloquent manner; the british minister, Mr Packingham is here in the Place of Mr Fox— the house of Representatives is far beneath the tallent of a council of Lattter day Saints for good sense or order.
I am at your service I hope therefore you will council me from time to time relative to my duty and as far as <​my​> tallents & means will allow I will serve you with pleasure— I try to use “soft words’ but it is hard for me to find them they are scarce in my market I am also trying to find a smothe side to myself and that is not to be found at all untill I make one; alltogether new. I think however by the help of the Spirit I shall succide by perciverance— I hope you will Pray for me and call a special prayre meeting in my behalf it <​is​> a proud hearted place here and if there is any thing done in the redemeing <​of​> the people from Ignorance it will be by a higher power than
25
MAR 2
Elder
Hancock Co— .
Ill.
from
 
March 1st 1844
 
March 1st. 1844
 
Mar 1—
Leetter from To
filed July 5/45 Mar 4/44— [p. [4]]
I hope that all Elders sent out from will be instructed to be wise relative to the Misteries of the kingdom I wish Presidents J— Smith and will jointly write me a long letter giveing me such spcial information as you think I most need for my good and the avancement of the kingdom— I have not seen my family since i left them last July while you are at home enjoying the society of your families and the Peuculiar blessings of the kingdom remember me.
I have heard some very spirited speaches delivered in the Senate on the question in a very eloquent manner; the british minister, Mr Packingham is here in the Place of Mr Fox— the house of Representatives is far beneath the tallent of a council of Lattter day Saints for good sense or order.
I am at your service I hope therefore you will council me from time to time relative to my duty and as far as my tallents & means will allow I will serve you with pleasure— I try to use “soft words’ but it is hard for me to find them they are scarce in my market I am also trying to find a smothe side to myself and that is not to be found at all untill I make one; alltogether new. I think however by the help of the Spirit I shall succide by perciverance— I hope you will Pray for me and call a special prayre meeting in my behalf it is a proud hearted place here and if there is any thing done in the redemeing of the people from Ignorance it will be by a higher power than
25
MAR 2
Elder
Hancock Co— .
Ill.
from
 
March 1st 1844
 
March 1st. 1844
 
Mar 1—
Leetter from To
filed Mar 4/44— [p. [4]]
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