Brother when he came home from he would not have wanted any further information on the subject the commandments & revelations are before him the Proclamation to the Church to gether with the reqest of the first Presidency & the word of the Lord saying there remained a Stourge Scourge for the People of or for the in hab[i]tants of & C
is qite sick at this time we think he is some better on the mend Sarah [Granger Kimball] is qite smart the general health of <the> Place <is> as good as can be Expectted considering the Long <spell of> Dry weather there has been no rain here for three month to wit wet the ground in two Inches the Inglish grain & corn crops are good but the Potatoes are good for nothing the & the Prospers beyond Expectation
My family & Brother Josephs are well at Present there is but a verry few sick in this Place at this time
this Is an Eventful Period a Day of Darkness & of thick darkness & Mourning & weeping & Lemantation & what Ever the saints find to do Let them do it qickly & above all things Else Let them strive to be Prepard to die—
Please write to us on the receipt of this & Let us Know all the Particulars of all the affairs Brother Joseph sends his Love to you & famaly My Love to all &.C.
yours in the Bonds of the Everlasting Covenant
Joseph Smith [p. ]