ASAEL SMITH'S LETTER, Page 11
The text of the letter located in the right column was taken from Richard Lloyd Anderson, Joseph Smith's New England Heritage, 124-129.
|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.