we send our respects to Fathers, Mothers, wives, and children, Brothers, and Sisters. we hold them in the most sacred rememberance I send this epistle to that She may have the first parusal of it we feel to inquire after if he has not forgotten us it has not been signified to us by his pen scrawl. Brother also and we remember him but would like to jog his memory a little on the fable of the bair and the two friends who mutually agreed to stand by each other and prehaps it would not be amis to mention and various others, a word of consolation and a blessing would not come amiss from any body while we are being so closly whispered by the Bair but we feel to excuse evry body and evry thing. Yea the more readily when we contemplate that we are in the hands of a wors than a Bair for the Bair would not pray upon a dead carcus. Our respects and love and fellowship to all the virtious saints we are your Brethren and fellow sufferers and prisoners of Jesus Christ for the gospels sake and for the hope of glory which is in us. Amen.
Joseph Smith Jr