Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 5 August 1837

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    Part of Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 5 August 1837

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    Scarborough Aug. 5th. 1837 Dear Willford I have sent to the Office a number of times since you left here hopeing and almost fearing that I should receive a line from you. I say fearing lest it would say that you was not about returning as I have been pleaseing myselfe with the I idea that I should soon see you again although I have felt anxious even to hear from. If you reco^l^lect you mentioned not writing if your stay was short–but let me say that your epistle came ...
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    August 5, 1837
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    I shall get through. It is a verry darke time here now–it appeares as though every ones heart is closely shut against the truth in this place and H. Harmond is as bus^i^y as a bee in the summer in putting down mormonism as he calls it he says he is determined to put it down–Yet I rejoice that the hearts of some are open to receive the truth even on the Islands of the sea and pray the Father of Heaven that you may have many souls as seales of your ministry. Believe ...
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    reception of your of your letter dated at Farmington and makes many friendly remarks upon the subjects of friendship connections mormonisn &c&c. We have received a paper of late from Kirtland–there was not particular news in it accepting that the inhabitants of the Citty far West had chosen 2 Judges 14 Justices of peace and established a post Office. Therefore I fear that your letter will get lost by the Office being in another place. I finished that letter which you commenced to Sarah and
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    Mr Wilford Woodruff Vinalhaven Maine [stamp in red ink] PORTLAND SEP 8 Me. ^To^ [stamp in red ink] PAID ^12 1/2^ Mr Willford Woodruff Vinalhaven Maine [Wilford Woodruff] Phebe W Woodruff Aug 5th 1837