Letter to Emma Smith, 4 November 1838

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November 4th 1838
My dear and beloved companion, of my  bosam, in tribulation, and affliction, I woud  inform you that I am well, and I am  that we are all of us in good spirits as  regards our own fate, we have been  protected by the Jackson County boys,  in the most genteel manner, and arrived  here in <the> midst of a splended perade, this  a little after noon, instead <of> going to goal [jail]  we have a good house provided for us  and the kindst treatment, I have great  anxiety about you, and my lovely childre n, my heart morns <and> bleeds for the broth eren, and sisters, and for the slain <of the> peop le of God, I Colonal, [George M.] Hinkle, proved to  be a trator, to the Church, he is worse  than a hull [William Hull] who betraid the army at  detroit, he decoyed <us> unawares God rewa rd him, I Johon Carl [John Corrill] told <general Willson> was a going  told general, [Moses] Wilson, that he was a  going to leave the Church, general Willson  says he thinks much less of him now  then before, why I mention this is to  have you careful not to trust them,  if we are permited to be stay any  time here, we <have> obtained a promice that they  we may have our families brought to us,  what God may do do for us I do not kow  know but I hope for the best always in  all circumstances although I go unto  death, I will trust in God, what outrages  may be committed by the mob I know not,  but expect there will be but little <or> no restr aint Oh may God have mercy on us, [p. 1]
JS, letter, Independence, MO, to Emma Smith, Far West, MO, 4 Nov. 1838; handwriting of JS; three pages; JS Materials, CCLA.