Having an opportunity
to send a line to you, I do not feel disposed to let it slip unnoticed.
’s family have all arrived in this
except you two, And could I but see your faces, this side of the
, and know and realize that you had been
delivered from your enemies, it would certainly light up a new gleam of
hope in our bosoms; nothing could be more satisfactory, nothing could give
us more joy.
and Children are well, they live
three miles from here, and have a tolerable good place.
’s children and mother
Grinolds are living at present with
; they are all well,
[Fielding Smith] has not got her health
yet, but I think it increases slowly. She lives in the house with old
Father Dixon, likewise
and family; they
are probably a half mile from
’s; we are trying to get a house, and to get
the family together, we shall do the best we can for them, and that which
we consider to be most in concordance with
’s feelings. One thing I would say (not however
to the disrespect of
) which is that
this, the family would do better without her than with her; which I am
confident you will regulate when you come. One reason for so saying, is
that I do not think that she is a suitable person to govern the family.
stood their jour ney remarkably, they are
in tolerable health,
has been sick ever since they arrived,
has removed 40 miles from here, but is
here now, and says he is anxious to have you liberated, and see you enjoy
liberty once more. My family is well, my health has not been good for
about two weeks, and for 2 or 3 days the toothache has been my tormentor.
It all originated from a severe cold.
we just heard that the
says that he is a going to set you
all at liberty; I hope it’s true, other letters that you will probably
recieve, will give you information concerning the warm feeling of the
people here towards us, After writing these hurried lines in misery I
close by leaving the Blessings of God with you—, and praying for your
health, prosperity and restitution to liberty. This from a true friend and
Joseph,— I should have called down to
to have seen you, had it not have been for the multiplicity of business
that was on my hands & again I thought perhaps that the people might
think [p. 38]