, Letter, , Allegheny Co., PA, to JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 24 Apr. 1843; handwriting of ; dockets in handwriting of and ; two pages; JS Collection, CHL.
April the 24— 1843
President Joseph Smith
I have a moment to which I chearfully embrace to address a line to you and your to let you know that I have not forgoten you— Bro has just called on me by this oppertunity I will say that I have not yet heard the returns of the confrence—
I am well so is my family I am just on the Start to answer a Masidonian Call to Preach about 16 miles in the Country a new place entirely and a volentary call Many are enquireing after the truth Millerism is on the wane
I am sorry I have to say it and yet I must Bro one of the twelve was here last week makeing an effort to Purchace a steamboat to convey the Saints to Elder Brooks was with him for some cause indulged himself in the act of intoxication in the presence of the world and the Saints his example in this impropriety has done mor hurt than many good examples can mend in a long time—
Please advise for me—
A word to there is quite a company of saints just leaveing here for your among the Number is one Mary Spratly the wife of James Spratly I will just say that Sister Spratly will no doubt seek to form an acquaintance with you sudenly If you can make any thing of her it will be well but if not you will only be disappointed as I am. [p. ]