This and the previous amount of fifty dollars may have been contributed by a single donor. Wilford Woodruff later recalled that at the end of April 1834, JS received “a letter containing a hundred and fifty dollars, sent to him by sister Voce, of Boston.” The donor could have been either Mary (Polly) Vose (1780–1866) or her niece Ruth Vose (1808–1884), both of whom lived in Boston at this time. (Wilford Woodruff, in Journal of Discourses, 10 Jan. 1858, 7:101; Compton, In Sacred Loneliness, 381–382, 386.)
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