Letter from Reuben Hedlock, 10–21 January 1844

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after a Stay visiting the Saints in and Preachi[n]g almost Every night for 12 Days I took Leave of the saints on the 12th. of Dec to go to Birmingham to attend the conference in that place after I had got on to the Railroad I was much trubled about the Prisnors Pugmier & Cartwright in Consequence of a Dreem I had two night Previous and instead of stoping at Birmingham Proseaded through to When I arived I found a young man by the Name of George Nowlen Who was ordained to Perside over the church in Crewe by Reason Elder T. Ward by being Recommended to Him by Elder Pugmier the Persiding Elder in Crewe Who was now in Prission this Nowlan had been Entrusted with 7£ 10/ given by the Church in & for the purpos of Defraying the Expence of a Council for the Prisnors at their Coming trial while Waiting for a train he went into a Spirit Shop and got Drunk and fought and got into the Bridwel after searching through for him two Days I Recei[v]ed a Letter from Crew stateing Where he was and I found him in time and with much Contention with the Land-Lady I saved 2£ 15/— from the 7£ 10/— and also Cost me two <​Extra​> Journeys to Crewe besides other Expenc we cut him of[f] from the church and let him go his own way this afair brought more discrace upon the church than the accident of Drownding this circumstance Just fulfiled my dream and I was glad that I Came to after Produssing <​I Procured​> a Solisitor and Council for the Prisnors Which Cost me 24£ 9/— besides my own and Elder Wards travling Expences to atend the trial Which amounted to 4£ 14/— Lawyers Do not Work for Nothing in this Country and those that have the Least to do with it <​them​> are the Best of[f] [p. 8]
after visiting the Saints in and Preaching almost Every night for 12 Days I took Leave of the saints on the 12th. of Dec to go to Birmingham to attend the conference in that place after I had got on to the Railroad I was much trubled about the Prisnors Pugmier & Cartwright in Consequence of a Dreem I had two night Previous and instead of stoping at Birmingham Proseaded through to When I arived I found a young man by the Name of George Nowlen Who was ordained to Perside over the church in Crewe by Elder T. Ward by being Recommended to Him by Elder Pugmier the Persiding Elder in Crewe Who was now in Prission this Nowlan had been Entrusted with 7£ 10/ given by the Church in & for the purpos of Defraying the Expence of a Council for the Prisnors at their Coming trial while Waiting for a train he went into a Spirit Shop and got Drunk and fought and got into the Bridwel after searching through for him two Days I Received a Letter from Crew stateing Where he was and I found him in time and with much Contention with the Land-Lady I saved 2£ 15/— from the 7£ 10/— and also Cost me two Extra Journeys to Crewe besides other Expenc we cut him off from the church and let him go his own way this afair brought more discrace upon the church than the accident of Drownding this circumstance Just fulfiled my dream and I was glad that I Came to I Procured a Solisitor and Council for the Prisnors Which Cost me 24£ 9/— besides my own and Elder Wards travling Expences to atend the trial Which amounted to 4£ 14/— Lawyers Do not Work for Nothing in this Country and those that have the Least to do with them are the Best off [p. 8]
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