History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​September 23​> brethren generally very willing and anxious to do all in their power to assist the Church in the great and glorious cause that we have engaged in respecting the printing of the several books in contemplation ; but I am sorry to say I found them destitute of the means to relieve our present necessity. However we have succeeded in obtaining several notes of hand from [HC 4:199] different brethren in the State of to the amount of about eighty three dollars which will come due on the first day of October next and we have handed them over to to be delivered to Joseph Smith Junr. for Collection. We expect will arrive with them at the time they become due. We have obtained some money which we have paid over to Brother we have also given our obligations as Agents for the Church to Shepherd and Stearns to the amount of three hundred dollars, two hundred of which becomes due on the twenty sixth day of November next, and the other one hundred on the twenty sixth day of December next, beingthe amount due Shepherd and Stearns for the Stereotype Plates. We have taken up the bond that brother Brown gave for the Waggon or Carriage which he let Joseph Smith Junr. have, and we have succeeded in procuring a horse and harness to put along side of the other horse to make it easier for him. We got said horse and harness by contribution from the brethren at and West Milton, Ohio. Brother (we think) has been very economical, diligent, and persevering and successful in the business whereunto he was sent. He has gained the confidence of the gentlemen with whom he has been transacting business in the City and has done honor to the cause of Christ and his Church of Latter Day Saints. We can further say to you, brethren, We think the course he has taken and our united exertions with him has established the Credit of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in this place, (I mean as to business transactions) to that extent that we can obtain any amount of Paper, Type and other materials requisite to carry on the printing business to a large extent, and upon terms that will warrant us success. We therefore shall go on with renewed courage and zeal trusting in the Lord to prepare the way before us, and we feel to ask your prayers that God may peradventure expand the minds of the Saints abroad, that they may be able to comprehend the magnitude of the work, — — — — we so much desire to accomplish, which, in all probability, will induce them to donate with alacrity. Brother is preaching with the manifestations of the Spirit, and power in this place, and with considerable success. We think when leaves the City of the inhabitants thereof will be left without excuse for not receiving the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his garments clear from their blood in the day of Judgment. Accept our love and best wishes. Yours in the bonds of the new and Everlasting Covenant— .” [HC 4:200] [p. 1100]
September 23 brethren generally very willing and anxious to do all in their power to assist the Church in the great and glorious cause that we have engaged in respecting the printing of the several books in contemplation ; but I am sorry to say I found them destitute of the means to relieve our present necessity. However we have succeeded in obtaining several notes of hand from [HC 4:199] different brethren in the State of to the amount of about eighty three dollars which will come due on the first day of October next and we have handed them over to to be delivered to Joseph Smith Junr. for Collection. We expect will arrive with them at the time they become due. We have obtained some money which we have paid over to Brother we have also given our obligations as Agents for the Church to Shepherd and Stearns to the amount of three hundred dollars, two hundred of which becomes due on the twenty sixth day of November next, and the other one hundred on the twenty sixth day of December next, beingthe amount due Shepherd and Stearns for the Stereotype Plates. We have taken up the bond that brother Brown gave for the Waggon or Carriage which he let Joseph Smith Junr. have, and we have succeeded in procuring a horse and harness to put along side of the other horse to make it easier for him. We got said horse and harness by contribution from the brethren at and West Milton, Ohio. Brother (we think) has been very economical, diligent, and persevering and successful in the business whereunto he was sent. He has gained the confidence of the gentlemen with whom he has been transacting business in the City and has done honor to the cause of Christ and his Church of Latter Day Saints. We can further say to you, brethren, We think the course he has taken and our united exertions with him has established the Credit of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in this place, (I mean as to business transactions) to that extent that we can obtain any amount of Paper, Type and other materials requisite to carry on the printing business to a large extent, and upon terms that will warrant us success. We therefore shall go on with renewed courage and zeal trusting in the Lord to prepare the way before us, and we feel to ask your prayers that God may peradventure expand the minds of the Saints abroad, that they may be able to comprehend the magnitude of the work, — — — — we so much desire to accomplish, which, in all probability, will induce them to donate with alacrity. Brother is preaching with the manifestations of the Spirit, and power in this place, and with considerable success. We think when leaves the City of the inhabitants thereof will be left without excuse for not receiving the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his garments clear from their blood in the day of Judgment. Accept our love and best wishes. Yours in the bonds of the new and Everlasting Covenant— .” [HC 4:200] [p. 1100]
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