Letter from Jacob Scott, 14 December 1841

Decr. 14th. 1841
Brother Joseph.
Long continued sickness prevented me  from seeing you, which I have greatly desired—
I have more reasons than one for this, One  principal one is, I want to be more fully reconciled and  give that satisfaction which it is my duty to do.  I am unable to go to you; I intreat you Brother Joseph  give me the opportunity, by coming to see me, before  me before I die. I most earnestly desire this Interview,  not to be delayed; pardon my importunity Brother Joseph  for but I am a Dying man.
[page torn] here reason of mise importu that in  conseq[ue]nce of general sickness in the my family, we  have not been able to provide the necessary <necessaries> of life  for the winter, and unless you brother Joseph, will  help us with the <small sum of> money of I lent you, we must unavoid ably suffer—
Dear Brother, <I> entreat you, so not be grieved nor  offended with <me> for this liberty I have taken with you,  and let it not prevent you, (& let it not prevent you)  from coming to see me <&>speedily if in your power.
If agreeable to you, as <I> pres[u]me it would, I would  I be glad if Elder Law would accompany you.
Please present my sincer respects to Mrs. [Emma] Smith.  Greaty desiring to see your face,  I remain Dear brother,  yours in the Kingdom and patience of our  Lord Jesus Christ
Jacob Scott.
Joseph Smith Esqr
Nauvoo. [p. [1]]
Jacob Scott, Letter, Nauvoo, IL, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 14 Dec. 1841; handwriting of Jacob Scott; one page; Newel K. Whitney Papers, BYU.