Excerpt:Farmington Hartford County Ct Sept 30th 1839 My Dear Phebe In the midst of my Fathers family I once more take up my pen to convers with you a few moments. I have delayed writing longer than I should but I have been waiting for a letter from you I have had the greatest anxiety to hear from you & Sarah E. & the friends around you but as yet I have not had that privilege When I ...Dates:September 30, 1839
Excerpt:August 21, 1839 ~ Wednesday 21st I parted with Mr Carver & family & Br & sister Thomas & left Rochester & rode to the end of the seven mile prairie & stoped several hours as father Coltrin was vary sick from thence we rode to Br Chenia's & spent the night distance of the day 28 m August 22, 1839 ~ Thursday 22nd We crossed a twelve mile prairie & stoped several ...Dates:August 21, 1839 August 22, 1839 August 23, 1839 August 24, 1839
Excerpt:death he warmly contended for the principles & defended the cause of the Latter Day Saints when it was assailed. Asahel (in one sens of the word) was not himself but another man during the last four months of his life he was abent minded & overwhelmed in deep study & thought for hours together at times he would ride half a day beside Mr Adams & not utter a word, & at other times he would speak to him two or three times before he would notice him or speak to him. he ...