Letter from Reuben Hedlock, 10–21 January 1844

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office which causes us to wonder wether they are sent or not if sent they are stoped on the Road Either for want of paying the Postage to or by some scoundrels in the post offices I hope you will Remember me for I <​have​> much need of your advise. Some times I am at a loss how to act
I find Elder Thomas Ward a worthy man who Renders me much assistance for which I feal thankful and I hope I may Never be left to Betray the trust that you have Commited to my care, since I have been here I have <​been​> greatly thronged with the Buisnes and Care that Devolves upon me I stay alone in the office all night for the Purpos of attending to the many Letters I have to answer from Diferent parts and the Emigration Buisness which at present Requairs much attintion I Retier to my Bed at one or two O’clock in the morning I have to hier my Bord near for none of the Saints Lives Near the office
After the Last Ship saild from carrieing saints to with Elder which No dout you will see before this Letter Reaches you I aplyed for a Lience [license] for a passage Broker without Which I could not take Charge of the Emigration of the Saints Lawfuly and Sittling the affairs of the office of which I shall give you a statement in the Latter part of this Letter, I took I thought it would Be beter for me to vissit as many Conferences as I could <​before the Emigration season​> and by so doing would be enabled to assertain the true situation of the church in Britten better than to call a General Conference and attended With Less Expence to the church I will give you an Extract from my Journal from which you will Learn the situation of the Branches of thechurch that I have vissited and also those that Elder has vissited <​and others.​> I Left on thursday 1/2 past 7 o clock. P. M. Nov 2nd. 1843 on bord the Steemer Princes Royal and arived in the city of Glasgow in Scotland on the 3rd at [p. 2]
office which causes us to wonder wether they are sent or not if sent they are stoped on the Road Either for want of paying the Postage to or by some scoundrels in the post offices I hope you will Remember me for I have much need of your advise. Some times I am at a loss how to act
I find Elder Thomas Ward a worthy man who Renders me much assistance for which I feal thankful and I hope I may Never be left to Betray the trust that you have Commited to my care, since I have been here I have been greatly thronged with the Buisnes and Care that Devolves upon me I stay alone in the office all night for the Purpos of attending to the many Letters I have to answer from Diferent parts and the Emigration Buisness which at present Requairs much attintion I Retier to my Bed at one or two O’clock in the morning I have to hier my Bord for none of the Saints Lives Near the office
After the Last Ship saild from carrieing saints to with Elder which No dout you will see before this Letter Reaches you I aplyed for a Lience [license] for a passage Broker without Which I could not take Charge of the Emigration of the Saints Lawfuly and Sittling the affairs of the office of which I shall give you a statement in the Latter part of this Letter, I thought it would Be beter for me to vissit as many Conferences as I could before the Emigration season and by so doing would be enabled to assertain the true situation of the church in Britten better than to call a General Conference and attended With Less Expence to the church I will give you an Extract from my Journal from which you will Learn the situation of the Branches of thechurch that I have vissited and also those that Elder has vissited and others. I Left on thursday 1/2 past 7 o clock. P. M. Nov 2nd. 1843 on bord the Steemer Princes Royal and arived in the city of Glasgow in Scotland on the 3rd at [p. 2]
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