Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 13 December 1839

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    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 13 December 1839

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    Bowery 88. New York City, Dec. 13th. 1839. My Dear Phebe. Notwithstanding I sent you a long letter about twenty days since; I feel disposed to address you at this time; & could I but read a letter from you half as often as I write to you I should feel exceding thankful: but I make allowances for Sickness & miscarriage of letters &c. I have recieved one letter from you & that was great consola- tion to my feelings. This is the fifth letter I have written ...
    Dates:
    December 13, 1839
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    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 13 December 1839

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    parley for Orson & she said in her letter that Phebe & Sarah were getting better, so Brother Pratt told me. You may be assured those words were precious to me, for I dreamed a few nights before that Sarah was dead but I thought the dream might not be true, but come through multitude of business & though. I returned & took supper with Elder Pratt, he has got a good wife she often speaks of you, the whole family has had the fever ...
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    to all the Saints in Lovely Street, Montrose, & Commerce as far as they inquire. Brothers Young, Kimble, Taylor, Turley, Hadlock, &c. went to Kirtland & spent some time there & they say they would not like to have their familyis there for they think it harder times than it is in the west to get a living. Perhaps our friends in the West may wonder at our tarrying on this continant ...
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    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 13 December 1839

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    2◊ [stamp in red ink] PAID 25 Mrs Phebe W. Woodruff Montrose Lee, County Ioway Territory [stamp in red ink] NEW YORK DEC 14 Post Paid Willford Woodruff Dec 13th New York 1839