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Letter to Emma Smith, 19 August 1836

Salem, Mss., August 19th, 1836.
My beloved wife

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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Bro. Hyram [Hyrum Smith]

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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is about to start for home before the rest of us, which seems wisdom in God, as our business here cannot be determined as soon as we could wish to have it, I thought a line from me by him would be acceptible to you, even if it did not contain but little, that you may know that you and the children are much on my mind, with regard to the great object of our mishion you will be anxtiou [anxious] to know, we have found the house since Brother Burjece [Burgess] left us, very luckily and providentially, as we had one spell been most discouraged, the house is ocupied and it will require much care and patience to rent or buy it, we think we shall be able to effect it if not now within the course of a few months, we think we shall be at home about the midle of Septtember, I can think of many things concerning our business but can only pray that you may have wisdom to manage the concerns that involve on you and want you should so believe me that I am your sincere friend and husband in haste yours &c—
Joseph Smith Jr
Emma Smith

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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Salem, Mss., August 19th, 1836.
My beloved wife

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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to start for home Bro. Hyram [Hyrum Smith]

9 Feb. 1800–27 June 1844. Farmer, cooper. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; to Tunbridge, before May 1803; to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804; to Sharon, Windsor Co., by...

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is about  to start for home before the rest of us, which  seems wisdom in God, as our business here cannot  be determined as soon as we could wish to <have it>,  I thought a line from me by him would not  be acceptible to you, even if it did not contain  but little, that you may know that you and  the children are much on my mind, with  regard to the great object of our mishion you  will be anxtiou [anxious] to know, we have found the  house since Brother Burjece [Burgess] left us, very luck ily and providentially, as we had one spell been  most discouraged, but the house is ocupied and  it will require much care and patience to  rent or b[u]y it, we think we shall be able  to effect it if not now within the course  of a few months, we think we shall be at  home about the midle of Septtember, I can  think of many things concerning our busi ness but can only pray that you may have  wisdom to manage the concerns that invol ve on you and want you should so  believe me that I am your sincere  friend and husband in haste yours &c—
Joseph Smith Jr
Emma Smith

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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JS, Letter, Salem, MA, to Emma Smith

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 19 Aug. 1836; handwriting of JS; one page; State Historical Society of Iowa. Includes endorsements.

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