Letter from Emma Smith, 3 May 1837

Kirtland May 3rd 1837
Ever affectionate husband, myself and the children are well  Father and Mother are not very well, tho not dangerous. I do not know what to  tell you, not having but a few minutes to write, the situation of your business is such as  is very difficult for me to do any thing of any consequence, partnership matters give every  body such an unaccountable right to every particle of property or money that they can  lay their hands on, that there is no prospect of my getting one dollar of current money  or even get the grain you left for our bread, as I sent to the French place for that wheat  and brother Strong says that he shall let us only have ten bushel, he has sold the hay  and keeps the money, Dr [Warren] Cowdery tells me he can’t get money to pay the postage of  the office. I spoke to Parish [Warren Parrish] about the money, and he appeared rather indifferent [p. 35]
Emma Smith, letter, Kirtland, OH, to JS, [Palmyra, NY], 3 May 1837; handwriting of James Mulholland; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 35–36; JS Collection, CHL.