Letter from Lyman Wight and Heber C. Kimball, 19–24 June 1844

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June 24 1844
Just returned form [from] Wilmi[n]gton Conference, accompanied by we Several of the Brethren & Sisters who went from this place, we can truly say that this was one of the most pleasent trips in our life, we went down on Steamer “Balloon”, and returned by Railway, our conference commencd on Saturdey the 22nd. the Brethern came in from the adjacent country and after much instructon from and myself we took a vote to know whether they would go whithersoever they Presidency and Patriarch and twelve; should it be be the or or any other place directed by the wisdom directed by the of almighty God or would they stay in Wilmington and build up a stake according to the advice of the last General Conference without prophets or apostles, the saints numbering about 100 rose to their feet and exclaimed they withersoevr they go, we go, without a disenting voice. this was truly an interesting meeting, we have not the least Idea that any one will back out, nearly all men of wealth; and have commenced <​this morni[n]g​> to offer all surplus property for sale, <​that​> they may have a liberal opportunity, that whenever you say go they are ready, We ordained ten as promisi[n]g young Elders as we ever laid hands upon, they pledged themselves to Start this week and go [p. 12]
June 24 1844
Just returned form from Wilmington Conference, accompanied by Several of the Brethren & Sisters who went from this place, we can truly say that this was one of the most pleasent trips in our life, we went down on Steamer “Balloon”, and returned by Railway, our conference commencd on Saturdey the 22nd. the Brethern came in from the adjacent country and after much instructon from and myself we took a vote to know whether they would go whithersoever they Presidency and Patriarch and twelve; should it be be the or or any other place directed by the wisdom of almighty God or would they stay in Wilmington and build up a stake according to the advice of the last General Conference without prophets or apostles, the saints numbering about 100 rose to their feet and exclaimed withersoevr they go, we go, without a disenting voice. this was truly an interesting meeting, we have not the least Idea that any one will back out, nearly all men of wealth; and have commenced this morning to offer all surplus property for sale, that they may have a liberal opportunity, that whenever you say go they are ready, We ordained ten as promising young Elders as we ever laid hands upon, they pledged themselves to Start this week and go [p. 12]
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