Letter from James M. Adams, 16 November 1842

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to light caused the Kingdom of God to grow & flourish its Judges is bein[g] restored as at the first & its counsellors as at the beginning.
Before I close my communication I would say a word respecting the members of this branch of the church relitive to there situation temporaly. Generaly speking we are poor as to the things of this world but I hope that some are rich in faith & will become heirs of the Kingdom. Notwithstanding our poverty we are anxious to send up our mits [mites?] to assist in accomplishg the great work of God in building the according to revilation. I have therefore used my best endeavours to gather what I could for this most glorious object As an opertunity is offereded us of sending by Br [Samuel] Russell. It is but a little that we shall be able to send at this time as <​we had​> only a day or two notice that there would be an oppertunity of sending this faul. We shall calculate to send somthing more in the spring when Br returns.
I will give below a list of the articles sent & the togather with the nam[e]s of those who sent them & wish the worth amount placed to ther credit to apply on there tithing. I Close by subscribing myself your brother in the bonds of the new & everlasting covenent
James M Adams
Joseph Smith
Donors Names) (Articles Sent
James M. Adams (Cash—— $10.00
(one Pair Shoes
(Seven yard Flanel
(one Pair Socks
(Paid to ten Dollars
David H. Parsons (two yards and three fourths of fulled cloth
(two Pair Socks
(one Pair mittens
David Holman twenty five Pounds Dried Aples
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to light caused the Kingdom of God to grow & flourish its Judges is being restored as at the first & its counsellors as at the beginning.
Before I close my communication I would say a word respecting the members of this branch of the church relitive to there situation temporaly. Generaly speking we are poor as to the things of this world but I hope that some are rich in faith & will become heirs of the Kingdom. Notwithstanding our poverty we are anxious to send up our mits [mites] to assist in accomplishg the great work of God in building the according to revilation. I have therefore used my best endeavours to gather what I could for this most glorious object As an opertunity is offereded us of sending by Br [Samuel] Russell. It is but a little that we shall be able to send at this time as we had only a day or two notice that there would be an oppertunity of sending this faul. We shall calculate to send somthing more in the spring when Br returns.
I will give below a list of the articles sent togather with the names of those who sent them & wish the amount placed to ther credit to apply on there tithing. I Close by subscribing myself your brother in the bonds of the new & everlasting covenent
James M Adams
Joseph Smith
Donors Names) (Articles Sent
James M. Adams (Cash—— $10.00
(one Pair Shoes
(Seven yard Flanel
(one Pair Socks
(Paid to ten Dollars
David H. Parsons (two yards and three fourths of fulled cloth
(two Pair Socks
(one Pair mittens
David Holman twenty five Pounds Dried Aples
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