Greene, John Portineus, 1793-1844

Letter, 1835 May 24, Freedom, New York, to Rhoda Young Greene

Photocopy of ms., Archives, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Freedom May 24 1835

 

††††††††††† My beloved companion in tribulation & wife of my youth It is with the warmst affection of my heart that I take up my pen to communicate to you a little skethch of my Journey Sinc I left Home for I know that nothing else can can render to your boosom any grater Satisfaction than to <know> of my well faire for Surely there is nothing to me Sow dear on this Earth as youre well faire; & that is the Salvation of bouth my f wife & Children.† We ware detained at faireport untill half past nine oclock on Tuesday morning & thense thense left on bord the Charls Tewnson.† I found Edwin Bunks on board, & it was Soon rumered all thruough the boat there is a mormon preacher on board, & I Soon hadóbusiness plenty & then you know I Treeted, & Just at k night, Capt Brown of the US U.S. invited me to preach in the Cabbin & I gave them a preach about half an houre long, & then left them after a plesant voige of about ten hours long, we ware set on land at Portland about 80 miles from this place, where arivd on frida moing about 9 oclck we had a v[e]ry good time at confanc, & to morrow morning we are to leave for to pay oure red