Letter from John E. Page, 16 April 1844

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April 16. 1844
at Pittsburg. Ohio
 
Pittsburgh April the 16— 1844
Presidents— & J Smith J— Smith &
Dear Bron.
I am hapy to embrace an oppertunity to say to you that I have had the pleasure of seeing Elder in this city, he left here this morning for ; he was in good health, Spirits, he will probily procede to , and thence to —— on receiveing a letter from Elder that my wife was sick, and that it was indispensibly nescessary that I should come home <​I did so —​> these particulars I have sent you in another letter by Elder My wife is some better my youngest child is some unwell but not dangerous to day I am nearly sick myself— I have laboured rather harder this winter and spring than I ought to have done for my own health but it is my glory to expose the stupid ignorance of this generation we baptised five last Sunday others are even many are just on the point to confess Jesus Christ to be there Saveyour and Joseph Smith a prophet my theme in preaching is to prove the divinity of the Books of Mormon and Covenants— I have in possession the histories of the anticquities <​of America​> By Stephens, Priest, and Delafield— all of which Books are of later-date than the Book of Mormon and they being disinterested witnesses to the Book of Mormon [p. [1]]
April 16. 1844
at Pittsburg. Ohio
 
Pittsburgh April the 16— 1844
Presidents— J— Smith &
Dear Bron.
I am hapy to embrace an oppertunity to say to you that I have had the pleasure of seeing Elder in this city, he left here this morning for ; he was in good health, Spirits, he will probily procede to , and thence to —— on receiveing a letter from Elder that my wife was sick, and that it was indispensibly nescessary that I should come home I did so — these particulars I have sent you in another letter by Elder My wife is some better my youngest child is some unwell but not dangerous to day I am nearly sick myself— I have laboured rather harder this winter and spring than I ought to have done for my own health but it is my glory to expose the stupid ignorance of this generation we baptised five last Sunday others even many are just on the point to confess Jesus Christ to be there Saveyour and Joseph Smith a prophet my theme in preaching is to prove the divinity of the Books of Mormon and Covenants— I have in possession the histories of the anticquities of America By Stephens, Priest, and Delafield— all of which Books are of later-date than the Book of Mormon and they being disinterested witnesses to the Book of Mormon [p. [1]]
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