Letter from William Smith, 5 August 1841

write & tell me how you are a getting  along & about all the friends. The caus  in— these Easter lands is flourishing & we  want more labours fifty doors opned for  Preaching where theire is But one labour  I wish you would send us help— help. help  if you here or See anything of Joshuay [Joshua Grant] &  J[edediah] M. Grant tell them to come East  amediatly, the Davle is Raging & the  Preasts are a howling & Babalon is a  falling with her merchadise merchandise to  Be◊◊◊ She cant decieve the People with  her fals doctrin where Mormonism takes a  hold, I wish you to Reserve that lot for  me that was talked of last spring & also  one neare the temple the one on the flat  across the road from Billries the Tailor I  want to sell in order to by me a small  farm near Plymouth that <will> neat my family  a living while I am traveling to Preach in the  wourld, If you will let me have a lot  on the hill near the temple & also the one  before mentioned & let me sell one of  them I can buy me a small farm in time  of need if you cant Reserve two Reserve one  the one I spoke to you about if you will  let me have two lots you can sell that  house & lot of mine in Kirtland to  Pay depts if it will do you eny good, some  land in Illinois nere my Place will do me  more good than Property in Kirtland, I want  you should write me amediatly [p. [2]]
William Smith, Letter, Chester County, PA, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 5 Aug. 1841; handwriting of William Smith; four pages; JS Collection, CHL.