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Asael Smith
Letter Index


The text of the letter located in the right column was taken from Richard Lloyd Anderson, Joseph Smith's New England Heritage, 124-129.

Jacobs Letter to
Rev. Wright
Critics Corner


and all and myself, waiting when he shall change my vile body and make it like his own most glorious body.  And [I] wish to leave to you everything that I have in this world but my faults, and them I take with me to the grave, there to be buried in everlasting oblivion; but leaving my virtues, if ever I had any, to revive and live in you.  Amen.  So come, Lord Jesus; come quickly.  Amen.

The above was written April the 10th, 1799 and left for my dearly beloved wife and children to view after my decease.

Asael Smith