Wilford Woodruff 2-page hand-written letter to his son-great content-Mormon

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I am full of business almost day and night" This is a a two page hand-written letter from Wilford Woodruff to his son Marion Woodruff. This is dated November 2, 1887 and is written on letterhead of the President's Office of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. At this time Woodruff was the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and was acting president the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After John Taylor's death in 1887, there was a two-year interim period where Wilford Woodruff was acting president of the church. Woodruff was sustained as President of the church in April 1889.
This is an especially interesting letter, as it was written to his son and is much more personal and in a less formal style and language and composition. He begins by discussing financial and farm matters concerning money sent to his wife (Marion's mother, Sarah Delight Stocking). He states that he has been afflicted with a two-week severe lung infection, that he is extremely busy with his church responsibilities, and that his finances are severely stretched supporting his families. Marion was age 26 at this time and was managing the affairs of a farm and household. The handwriting is hard to decipher in many places, but I transcribed the letter as best I could as follows:
Dear Marion:
I have just received
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