Letter from Orson Hyde, 11 June 1844

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A dark cloud hangs over the churches, we apprehend a storm at hand. I have been very busy in barring down the hatches. I fear however some will jump overboard, but we will do the best we can, knowing who is at the helm, and a skillful pilot we shall be sure to make the port tho’ the sea be boisterous.
 
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A dark cloud hangs over the churches, we apprehend a storm at hand. I have been very busy in barring down the hatches. I fear however some will jump overboard, but we will do the best we can, knowing who is at the helm, and a skillful pilot we shall be sure to make the port tho’ the sea be boisterous.
 
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