Letter to Parley P. Pratt and Others, 12 June 1842

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And if the law will divorce them, then they are at liberty. Otherwise they are bound, as long as they two shall live, and it is not our prerogative to go beyond this; if we do it, it will be at the expense of our reputation.
These are the things in plainness, which we desire should be publickly known; and you can publish them in the Millenial Star, in full, or extract, as you please.
It is a general time of health in . Every thing begins to flouri[s]h and look prosperous. Crops of grain have the appea[ra]nce of a rich harvest. Em[i]gration continues to increase, so does also the . We expect to see brother probably as soon as next spring. Brother will be the bearer of this, he will start from here in a few days.
May the Lord bestow his blessings upon you richly, and hasten the gathering, and bring abou[t] the fulness of the everlasting Covenant are the prayers of your brethren.
Written by , Patriarch, by the order of Joseph Smith, president over the whole Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Sai[n]ts.
N. B. Brother will send over 3 families namely brother John Allabys, John Farrars, & David Claytons, with <​by​> the donation m[o]ney that shall be given in for the building of the [.] They are now at work on [t]he , under th[at] sp[e]cial contract, that their families shall be forwarded to this place by monies donated for the . Brother John Allabys family lives in No 33 Brownlow Hill, . John Farrar & David Claytons families live at Messrs Bashale and Boardmans Mill Farrington [Farington], near , Lancashire. Direct Ann Farrar care of Mr Thomas Beardwood, Shopkeeper [p. [3]]
And if the law will divorce them, then they are at liberty. Otherwise they are bound, as long as they two shall live, and it is not our prerogative to go beyond this; if we do it, it will be at the expense of our reputation.
These are the things in plainness, which we desire should be publickly known; and you can publish them in the Millenial Star, in full, or extract, as you please.
It is a general time of health in . Every thing begins to flourish and look prosperous. Crops of grain have the appearance of a rich harvest. Emigration continues to increase, so does also the . We expect to see brother probably as soon as next spring. Brother will be the bearer of this, he will start from here in a few days.
May the Lord bestow his blessings upon you richly, and hasten the gathering, and bring about the fulness of the everlasting Covenant are the prayers of your brethren.
Written by , Patriarch, by the order of Joseph Smith, president over the whole Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
N. B. Brother will send over 3 families namely brother John Allabys, John Farrars, & David Claytons, by the donation money that shall be given in for the building of the . They are now at work on [t]he , under that special contract, that their families shall be forwarded to this place by monies donated for the . Brother John Allabys family lives in No 33 Brownlow Hill, . John Farrar & David Claytons families live at Messrs Bashale and Boardmans Mill Farrington [Farington], near , Lancashire. Direct Ann Farrar care of Mr Thomas Beardwood, Shopkeeper [p. [3]]
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