Letter from Thomas Ward and Hiram Clark, 16 March 1843

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. March 16th. 1843.
To the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and to the Quorum of the Twelve.
Beloved Brethren,
Having of late been much troubled, and preplexed in the Emigration business, owing to the difficulty of obtaining Ships to take passengers, which has arisen from various reports that have been in circulation respecting increased hospital money at , as also that the Captains would have to enter into bonds to guarantee that the Emigrants do not become chargeable on the State, these reports whether true or false have had the effect of scaring away many captains, who otherwise would have been glad to take passengers— and also of annoying and causing to suffer much, many of the Saints whose means were small, by compelling <​them​> to wait. [p. [1]]
. March 16th. 1843.
To the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and to the Quorum of the Twelve.
Beloved Brethren,
Having of late been much troubled, and preplexed in the Emigration business, owing to the difficulty of obtaining Ships to take passengers, which has arisen from various reports that have been in circulation respecting increased hospital money at , as also that the Captains would have to enter into bonds to guarantee that the Emigrants do not become chargeable on the State, these reports whether true or false have had the effect of scaring away many captains, who otherwise would have been glad to take passengers— and also of annoying and causing to suffer much, many of the Saints whose means were small, by compelling them to wait. [p. [1]]
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