Letter to Stephen Post, 17 September 1838

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Sept 17th 1838
Sir.
I proceed to answer your communication of the 1st August which I should have answered before had it not been for the press of buisness on my mind etc. The Journal is isued from this place it commenced I think in May. As to your information relative to in foreign lands it is correct Elders & with several others in company have visited Great Britton, Elders & have returned they are here you will probaly se[e] their narative, which I think they are about to publish in pamphlet form. They have been very successfull have between one & two thousands, some 40 Elders besides other officers necessary. Other have been appointed but not by a committee appointed as you supposed, for the Lord has said that no stake shall be concidered a stake of unless appointed, dedicated, and set apart, by the , One of these is situated about 30 miles north of this place on , which is nearly as large as this place at this time One This is called , or the place where Adam dwelt. One at the mouth of called it was a gentile city plott and named by them that is about 40 miles miles East of this place &c. &c. &c. The is the next question, The celler is dug the corner stones were laid July 4th 1838. Next comes the work of the . As to this, there are thousands gathering this season [p. [1]]
Sept 17th 1838
Sir.
I proceed to answer your communication of the 1st August which I should have answered before had it not been for the press of buisness on my mind etc. The Journal is isued from this place it commenced I think in May. As to your information relative to in foreign lands it is correct Elders & with several others in company have visited Great Britton, Elders & have returned they are here you will probaly see their narative, which I think they are about to publish in pamphlet form. They have been very successfull have between one & two thousands, some 40 Elders besides other officers necessary. Other have been appointed but not by a committee appointed as you supposed, for the Lord has said that no stake shall be concidered a stake of unless appointed, dedicated, and set apart, by the , One of these is situated about 30 miles north of this place on , which is nearly as large as this place at this time This is called , or the place where Adam dwelt. One at the mouth of called it was a gentile city plott and named by them that is about 40 miles East of this place &c. &c. &c. The is the next question, The celler is dug the corner stones were laid July 4th 1838. Next comes the work of the . As to this, there are thousands gathering this season [p. [1]]
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