Letter from Lyman Wight and Heber C. Kimball, 19–24 June 1844

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for with an addition of passenge[r]s on this boat I was called upon to deliver an address, showing the utility of the Book of Mormon; the present situation of the world by this time which I done, and by this time the we had a complete victory over both priests and people, on this boat a large mgority [majority] of votes were given for yourself for President,. We arrived in on the 30th. P.M. 6 Ock p.m. here we left Brothers .— Brs and and left on the 31st. Instant 10 Oclock from thence by Steam[e]r Stage and Rail way we passed over hills and dale arriving at on the 2nd. of June goading and thorning every thing that on politics that came in our way, thus after a journy of 13 days we arrived in the great Metropolis of the which by the by with the exception of the Pensylvania Avenue resemble for all the world more the Methodist Slough of despond than any thing like a decent city at this time being near the close of the Session it was filled up with demagogues – jack<​leg​> Lawyers and black leg gamblers and every thing else but intelligence, the Congress men & Senators generally rise at 8 oclock in the morning prepare themselves for business about 11 Oclock commonly return at 3 and 4 in afternoon from 6 till 9 is the only time we could <​do​> any [p. 4]
for with an addition of passengers on this boat I was called upon to deliver an address, showing the utility of the Book of Mormon; the present situation of the world which I done, and by this time the we had a complete victory over both priests and people, on this boat a large mgority [majority] of votes were given for yourself for President, We arrived in on the 30th. 6 p.m. here we left Brother .— Brs and and left on the 31st. Instant 10 Oclock from thence by Steamer Stage and Rail way we passed over hills and dale arriving at on the 2nd. of June goading and thorning every thing on politics that came in our way, thus after a journy of 13 days we arrived in the great Metropolis of the which by the by with the exception of the Pensylvania Avenue resemble for all the world more the Methodist Slough of despond than any thing like a decent city at this time being near the close of the Session it was filled up with demagogues – jackleg Lawyers and black leg gamblers and every thing else but intelligence, the Congress men & Senators generally rise at 8 oclock in the morning prepare themselves for business about 11 Oclock commonly return at 3 and 4 in afternoon from 6 till 9 is the only time we could do any [p. 4]
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