Letter to Emma Smith, 12 November 1838

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Julia is a lovely little girl, I love her also  She is a promising child, tell her Father  wants her to remember him and be a  good girl, tell all the rest that I think  of them and pray for them all, Br  Babbit is waitting to carry our letters,  for us the colonal <price [Sterling Price]> is inspecting them  therefore my time is short <the> little baby  Elexander [Alexander] is on my mind continualy  Oh my affectionate Emma, I want you  to remember that I am <a> true and faithful  friend, to you and the chilldren, forever,  my heart is intwined around you[r]s forever,  and ever, Oh may God bless you all  amen. you I am your husband and  am in bonds and tribulation &c
to Emma SmithJoseph Smith Jr
P S write as often as you can, and  if possible come and see me, and bring  the chilldren if possible, act according  to your own feelings <and> best Judgement,  and indeavour to be comforted, if possible,  and I trust that all will turn out  for the bist. yours, J.S. [p. [1a]]
JS, letter, Richmond, MO, to Emma Smith, Far West, MO, 12 Nov. 1838; handwriting of JS; two pages; JS Materials, CCLA.