Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the Book of Mormon it is probable that a Delegation will be sent to accomplish that object: in the mean time you will be at liberty to go to Europe, for thereunto are you sent
The above observations will apply to the Book of Doctrine & Covenants. Hynm Book &c which publications I long to see flowing through the land like a stream imparting knowledge, intelligence and joy to all who shall drink at the stream.
As to publishing the Book of Mormon in Europe and other Nations I should entirely acquiesce to your proposition I do not know of any more suitable for attending to that bussiness than the Twelve.
If it should be deem’d wisdom to have the same publish[ed] in England or elsewhere soon. You will be further advised on the subject and full powers given you immediately on the return of Joseph who is at present in the City of in company with & endeavouring to get the subject of our late persecutions brought before the Councils of the Nation
The families of the Twelve are generally well, but not altogether so comfortably situated as I could wish owing to the poverty of the church. I think it would be well for those who have means to spare to forward the same to their families— my love to all the brethren
I am your affectionate Brother In the bonds of the Covenant
To Elder
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the Book of Mormon it is probable that a Delegation will be sent to accomplish that object: in the mean time you will be at liberty to go to Europe, for thereunto are you sent
The above observations will apply to the Book of Doctrine & Covenants. Hynm Book &c which publications I long to see flowing through the land like a stream imparting knowledge, intelligence and joy to all who shall drink at the stream.
As to publishing the Book of Mormon in Europe and other Nations I should entirely acquiesce to your proposition I do not know of any more suitable for attending to that bussiness than the Twelve.
If it should be deem’d wisdom to have the same published in England or elsewhere soon. You will be further advised on the subject and full powers given you immediately on the return of Joseph who is at present in the City of in company with & endeavouring to get the subject of our late persecutions brought before the Councils of the Nation
The families of the Twelve are generally well, but not altogether so comfortably situated as I could wish owing to the poverty of the church. I think it would be well for those who have means to spare to forward the same to their families— my love to all the brethren
I am your affectionate Brother In the bonds of the Covenant
To Elder
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