Letter from Reuben Hedlock, 10–21 January 1844

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after Staying With the Saints in the Edingbourgh Conference 11 days During Which tine I visited the Branches of the church in fifeshire and preached almost Every night Besides traveling several mils on foot <​During the day​> (there is much oposission in this Destrict of Country) I took Leave of them and went on bord of the stemer Leith Nove 29th. at 3 o clock P. M. Many of the Saints acompanid me from Edinburgh 3 miles to see me safe on bord the stemer for We Left Leith under a fair Brisk Breace from the East on the morning of the 30 we were sailing along the chalk Banks of the Coast of Yorkshire in the German ocean it was a Cleare Day but very Cold I was some sick on the morning of the 1st of Dec we Enetered the Mouth of the Noble River thames which was filled with more than one hundred sail of various Sizes under ful sail before a fair wind passing and Repasing each other on their Way up <​and Down​> the River to the great Matropolis of the British Empier this is indeed a great city Where Dwells the Queen the Lords Princes and nobels of the Earth togeather with Every grade of soicity to the Beggar up on the dung hill indeed all kinds of Religeon flurish hear here Except that of Latterday Saints which Seams almost choked with the Words <​Creeds​> of diferent Sects I arived at the house of Brother James Arther Atherton No. 13 Quickset Row opposit Fitsroy Square New Road Where I found Elders Ward & [John] Cairns the Latter having Left Ireland the Week Before Where he had Been preaching with Elder With Little Sucess and accompanid Elder Ward to this place Where they arived on the 29 of Nove Elder Ward Gave me a Letter Writen to him from crewe in cheshire Stating that Elder Jonathan Pugmier the Persiding Elder of a small Branch of the church in Crewe Railroad Works While in the act of Baptizing Sarah Cartwright and after he had Raised her on her feet the Bank gave way <​Being sandy​> by their wight upon it and the violence of the [p. 5]
after Staying With the Saints in the Edingbourgh Conference 11 days During Which tine I visited the Branches of the church in fifeshire and preached almost Every night Besides traveling several mils on foot During the day (there is much oposission in this Destrict of Country) I took Leave of them and went on bord of the stemer Leith Nove 29th. at 3 o clock P. M. Many of the Saints acompanid me from Edinburgh 3 miles to see me safe on bord the stemer for We Left Leith under a fair Brisk Breace from the East on the morning of the 30 we were sailing along the chalk Banks of the Coast of Yorkshire in the German ocean it was a Cleare Day but very Cold I was some sick on the morning of the 1st of Dec we Enetered the Mouth of the Noble River thames which was filled with more than one hundred sail of various Sizes under ful sail before a fair wind passing and Repasing each other on their Way up the River to the great Matropolis of the British Empier this is indeed a great city Where Dwells the Queen the Lords Princes and nobels of the Earth togeather with Every grade of soicity to the Beggar up on the dung hill indeed all kinds of Religeon flurish here Except that of Latterday Saints which Seams almost choked with the Creeds of diferent Sects I arived at the house of Brother James Atherton No. 13 Quickset Row opposit Fitsroy Square New Road Where I found Elders Ward & [John] Cairns the Latter having Left Ireland the Week Before Where he had Been preaching with Elder With Little Sucess and accompanid Elder Ward to this place Where they arived on the 29 of Nove Elder Ward Gave me a Letter Writen to him from crewe in cheshire Stating that Elder Jonathan Pugmier the Persiding Elder of a small Branch of the church in Crewe Railroad Works While in the act of Baptizing Sarah Cartwright and after he had Raised her on her feet the Bank gave way Being sandy by their wight upon it and the violence of the [p. 5]
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