Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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The subject of your debt was fairly presented before our general Conference, (held on the first of this month, consisting of some ten thousand people,) for their decision for in the wisest and best course in relation to meeting your demands. The Twelve, as they are denominated in the “Times & Seasons,” were ordered by the Conference, to make arrangements in the eastern Branches of the Church ordering them to go to you and turn over their property as you and they might agree, and take up our obligations, and bring them here, and receive property here for them; and I have been ordered by the the Conference to write this this letter to you, informing you of the measures which are about being taken to make all things right. I would inform you that has not returned to the Western Country as yet. He has a considerable amount of money in his hands which was to have been paid to you as we intended. He is on his way, for aught we know, and is retarded in his journey by some misfortune or other, He may return, however, as yet, and give a just & honororable account of himself. We hope this may be the case. I am sorrowful on account of your disappointments. It is a great disappointment to me as well as to yourselves.
As to the growth of our place, it is very rapid, and it would be more so were it not for sickness and death. There have been many deaths, which leaves a melancholly reflection; but we can not help it. When God speaks from the heavens, to call us hence, we must submit to his mandates.
And as for your sincerity and friendship, gentlemen, we have not the most distant doubt, We will not have any. We know it is for your <​interest​> good to do us good, and for our welfare and happiness to be punctual in <​the​> fulfilment of all our vows. And we think for the future [p. 211]
The subject of your debt was fairly presented before our general Conference, (held on the first of this month, consisting of some ten thousand people,) for their decision in the wisest and best course in relation to meeting your demands. The Twelve, as they are denominated in the “Times & Seasons,” were ordered by the Conference, to make arrangements in the eastern Branches of the Church ordering them to go to you and turn over their property as you and they might agree, and take up our obligations, and bring them here, and receive property here for them; and I have been ordered by the the Conference to write this this letter to you, informing you of the measures which are about being taken to make all things right. I would inform you that has not returned to the Western Country as yet. He has a considerable amount of money in his hands which was to have been paid to you as we intended. He is on his way, for aught we know, and is retarded in his journey by some misfortune or other, He may return, however, as yet, and give a just & honororable account of himself. We hope this may be the case. I am sorrowful on account of your disappointments. It is a great disappointment to me as well as to yourselves.
As to the growth of our place, it is very rapid, and it would be more so were it not for sickness and death. There have been many deaths, which leaves a melancholly reflection; but we can not help it. When God speaks from the heavens, to call us hence, we must submit to his mandates.
And as for your sincerity and friendship, gentlemen, we have not the most distant doubt, We will not have any. We know it is for your interest to do us good, and for our welfare and happiness to be punctual in the fulfilment of all our vows. And we think for the future [p. 211]
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