Letter from Don Carlos Smith, 6 July 1838

and fills, and broke down the carriage twice  and yet we are all alive and camped on a  dry place for allmost the first time, Poverty  is a heavy load but we are all obliged  to welter under it, it is now dark and I  close, may the Lord bless you all and bring  us together is my prayer Amen
All the arrangements that bro. Hyram left  for getting money failed, they did not gain  us one cent.
To J. Smith Jr.Don C. Smith
[p. 51]
Don Carlos Smith, letter, near Terre Haute, IN, to JS, Far West, MO, 6 July 1838; handwriting of George W. Robinson; in JS, Journal, Mar.–Sept. 1838, pp. 50–51; CHL.