Letter from John E. Page, 1 March 1844

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time must determin <​I​> have delivered five lectures at first I had about one dozen hearers and my congregation have been rapidly increasing ever since last evening I had about sixty to hear me and as it has happened many of my friends that I have formed are among the Printers and some of their wives at my first meeting the rude boys undertook to make a noise and thus to disturb my meeting a lady by the name of Grear a printers wife like like an intripid galant soldier arrose from her seat with and are [air] of great resilution and firmness to her purpos, and went out night as it was and dispersed them and lo! and behold some of the boys was men or rather anamils in the shape of men— Old Mr Miller is here with his clicque some of them are the same I met in they are makeing quite a nois but as it is hapening it is only a noise as far as I have been heard I have had the unspeakable pleasure to redeem the people and quiet the minds of the people on that point <​concerning​> the advent of Christ my two last lectures were on that subject and my hearers consider me to be such a perfect quietus to Millerism they are very anxous for me to ocupy the “Apolo Hall—” the place where Mr. Miller and his clique now are gabbleing to the people; and I think my friends will effect the enterprize of geting the Hall for me on purpos to prove the positive scripture certainty that Isreal and Judah must be gathered and the house of Joseph must be restored first before Christ makes his second advent, the Apolo Hall will cost eight dollars per day at least I hear that the Millerites Pay that sum for the use of it — so you see dear bretheren I have nothing to dishearten me but every thing considered I have at least something to incourage me at the present.
I have had a very agreable interview with the Honable Mr the Representative from he treated me with attention and politeness — he profeses to me to be a friend to the Saints and speaks very respectfull of Gen. Smith meaning President Joseph Smith but still I make all proper allowances relative to Self intrest by which he may be actuated so I touch him carefully and trust but little to his care or charge that belongs to my intrest [p. [2]]
time must determin I have delivered five lectures at first I had about one dozen hearers and my congregation have been rapidly increasing ever since last evening I had about sixty to hear me and as it has happened many of my friends that I have formed are among the Printers and some of their wives at my first meeting the rude boys undertook to make a noise and thus to disturb my meeting a lady by the name of Grear a printers wife like an intripid galant soldier arrose from her seat with an are [air] of great resilution and firmness to her purpos, and went out night as it was and dispersed them and lo! and behold some of the boys was men or rather anamils in the shape of men— Old Mr Miller is here with his clicque some of them are the same I met in they are makeing quite a nois but as it is hapening it is only a noise as far as I have been heard I have had the unspeakable pleasure to redeem the people and quiet the minds of the people on that point concerning the advent of Christ my two last lectures were on that subject and my hearers consider me to be such a perfect quietus to Millerism they are very anxous for me to ocupy the “Apolo Hall—” the place where Mr. Miller and his clique now are gabbleing to the people; and I think my friends will effect the enterprize of geting the Hall for me on purpos to prove the positive scripture certainty that Isreal and Judah must be gathered and the house of Joseph must be restored first before Christ makes his second advent, the Apolo Hall will cost eight dollars per day at least I hear that the Millerites Pay that sum for the use of it — so you see dear bretheren I have nothing to dishearten me but every thing considered I have at least something to incourage me at the present.
I have had a very agreable interview with the Honable Mr the Representative from he treated me with attention and politeness — he profeses to me to be a friend to the Saints and speaks very respectfull of Gen. Smith meaning President Joseph Smith but still I make all proper allowances relative to Self intrest by which he may be actuated so I touch him carefully and trust but little to his care or charge that belongs to my intrest [p. [2]]
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