Letter to Jennetta Richards Richards, 23 June 1842

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June 23rd. 1842
Sister ;
Agreabley to your request, in the Midst of all the bustle, and buisness of the day, and the care of all the Churches boath at home and abroad. I now imbrace a moment to adress a few words to you thinking peradventure it may be a consolation to you to know that you too are remembered by me as well as all the saints. my hearts desire and pray[e]r to God is all the day long for all the saints and in an especial and poticular [particular] manner for those whom he hath chosen and anointed to bear the heaviest burthens in the heat of the day among which number is your raised received a man in whom I have the most implicit confidence and trust you say I have got him so I have in the which I rejoice, for he has done me great good and taken a great burthen burden off my shoulders since his arrival in never did I have greater intimacy with any man than with him may the blessings of Elijah crown his head forever and ever. we are about to send him in a few days after his dear family he shall have our pray’rs fervently for his safe arrival to their imbraces and may God speed his Journey and return him quickly to our society. and I want you beloved Sister, to be a Genral in this matter, in helping him along. which I know you will he will be able to teach you many things which you never have heard you may have implicit confidence in the same. I have heard much about you by the twelve and in consequence of the great friendship that exists between your and me and the information they all have given me of your virtue and strong attachment to the truth of the work of God in the Last Days I have formed a very strong Brotherly friendship and attachment for you in the bonds of the Gosple, Although I never saw you I shall be exceedingly glad to see you face to face and be able to administer in the name of the Lord some of the words of Life to your consolation and I hope that you may be kept steadfast in the faith even unto the end, I want you should give my love and tender reguard to familey and those who are friendly enough to me to enquire after me: in that region of Country, not having but little time to apportion to anyone & have <​having​> stolen this oppertunity I therefore subscribe myself in haste your most Obedient Brother in the fulness of the Gosple Joseph Smith
P.S. having been with me for [p. [1]]
June 23rd. 1842
Sister ;
Agreabley to your request, in the Midst of all the bustle, and buisness of the day, and the care of all the Churches boath at home and abroad. I now imbrace a moment to adress a few words to you thinking peradventure it may be a consolation to you to know that you too are remembered by me as well as all the saints. my hearts desire and prayer to God is all the day long for all the saints and in an especial and poticular [particular] manner for those whom he hath chosen and anointed to bear the heaviest burthens in the heat of the day among which number is your received a man in whom I have the most implicit confidence and trust you say I have got him so I have in the which I rejoice, for he has done me great good and taken a great burden off my shoulders since his arrival in never did I have greater intimacy with any man than with him may the blessings of Elijah crown his head forever and ever. we are about to send him in a few days after his dear family he shall have our pray’rs fervently for his safe arrival to their imbraces and may God speed his Journey and return him quickly to our society. and I want you beloved Sister, to be a Genral in this matter, in helping him along. which I know you will he will be able to teach you many things which you never have heard you may have implicit confidence in the same. I have heard much about you by the twelve and in consequence of the great friendship that exists between your and me and the information they all have given me of your virtue and strong attachment to the truth of the work of God in the Last Days I have formed a very strong Brotherly friendship and attachment for you in the bonds of the Gosple, Although I never saw you I shall be exceedingly glad to see you face to face and be able to administer in the name of the Lord some of the words of Life to your consolation and I hope that you may be kept steadfast in the faith even unto the end, I want you should give my love and tender reguard to familey and those who are friendly enough to me to enquire after me: in that region of Country, not having but little time to apportion to anyone & having stolen this oppertunity I therefore subscribe myself in haste your most Obedient Brother in the fulness of the Gosple Joseph Smith
P.S. having been with me for [p. [1]]
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