chastisement that the Lord sees I deserve.
Now hear my prayer and suffer me to br eak forth in the agony of my soul. O ye Angels! that surround the throne <of God,> Princes of heaven, that excell in strength, ye who are clothed with transcendant brightness, plead O plead for one of the most wretched of the sons of men. O ye heavens! whose azure arches rise immensely high and st rech immeasurably wide, grand ampith eater of nature, throne of the eternal God bow to hear the prayer of a poor wretched bewildered way wanderer to eternity, O thou great Omnicient & omnipresent Jehovah, thou who siteth upon the throne before whom all things are present, thou maker moulder & fashioner of all things visible and invisable breath[e] o breath[e] into the ears of thy servant the Prophet, words sutably ad apted, to my case, and situation, speak once more, make known thy will conc erning me, which favours I ask in the name of the Son of God Amen
N.B I hope you will not let any buis iness prevent you from answering this lett er in hast[e]
to Joseph Smith [p. 41]