Letter from Clyde, Williams & Co., circa 15 July 1843

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HARRISBURG, July [blank], 1843.
Sir: We, the undersigned, have it in comtemplation to publish a work, entitled
HE PAS‘ECCLESIA,
or
THE WHOLE CHURCH OF THE UNITED STATES:
Consisting of entirely Original Articles, written expressly for the Work, by distinguished Divines, belonging to the several Denominations in the ; and comprising an accurate and impartial account of the Rise and Progress, Faith and Practice of each Denomination.
Such a Work, we believe to be a desideratum; and would, no doubt, be eminently useful to all classes of a reading community.
But, to get up a good and valuable work—such as we believe to be needed, and as we intend ours to be—we have taken the liberty, hereby, to address you; and respectfully to request that you furnish the requisite Article of the Church to which you belong, either from your own pen, or through some other competent person in your denomination.
We confidently hope that you will comply with our wishes, and have the desired Article furnished with as little delay as possible, as we desire to publish the Work the ensuing Fall.
For your kindness and trouble in this business, we will allow you, if requested, any reasonable remuneration.
Please to infrom us, by return of mail, what you are disposed to do for us in this matter;
And you will much oblige, your’s truly,
CLYDE, WILLIAMS & Co.
To Elder J. Smith
Illinois [p. [1]]
HARRISBURG, July [blank], 1843.
Sir: We, the undersigned, have it in comtemplation to publish a work, entitled
HE PAS‘ECCLESIA,
or
THE WHOLE CHURCH OF THE UNITED STATES:
Consisting of entirely Original Articles, written expressly for the Work, by distinguished Divines, belonging to the several Denominations in the ; and comprising an accurate and impartial account of the Rise and Progress, Faith and Practice of each Denomination.
Such a Work, we believe to be a desideratum; and would, no doubt, be eminently useful to all classes of a reading community.
But, to get up a good and valuable work—such as we believe to be needed, and as we intend ours to be—we have taken the liberty, hereby, to address you; and respectfully to request that you furnish the requisite Article of the Church to which you belong, either from your own pen, or through some other competent person in your denomination.
We confidently hope that you will comply with our wishes, and have the desired Article furnished with as little delay as possible, as we desire to publish the Work the ensuing Fall.
For your kindness and trouble in this business, we will allow you, if requested, any reasonable remuneration.
Please to infrom us, by return of mail, what you are disposed to do for us in this matter;
And you will much oblige, your’s truly,
CLYDE, WILLIAMS & Co.
To Elder J. Smith
Illinois [p. [1]]
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