Petition from Richard Savary and Others, circa 2 February 1842

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PETITION,
From a number of Inhabitants of the city of Pittsburgh.
To the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; and the Quorum of the Twelve, Greeting:—
We, the undersigned citizens of , have heard the gospel preached by Elder , and we know that he is doing great good in this , especially to the honest in heart, and all men whose minds are not biased by the various bigoted and superstitious doctrines of the day, who make confusion the word of God, and consequently the spreading of infidelity.
We are pained to learn that he is about to leave us no more to return, unless you in your wisdom think proper. We, the undersigned, not members of the church, but seekers of truth, know that has ingratiated himself highly into the estimation of all good men for his urbanity of manners, his wisdom and understanding, and above all for the simplification of the scriptures, so that we can know them by our senses and appreciate their meanings. We, therefore, do hope and pray (if it is not incompatible with the interests of your church) that he may be permitted to return unto us and reap the fruit of the good seed he has sown.
,
ROBERT L. CASWELL,
J. W. SMITH,
JAMES SPRATLEY,
MATHEW SMITH,
JOHN PRINCE,
DENNIS SAVARY,
BENJ. CHAPMAN,
JOSEPH DUDLEY,
L. ALLBEYA,
THOMAS CRAWFORD,
ARTHN MOON,
GEORGE AVERY,
WM. CAMPION,
THOMAS J. LANYON,
JOHN MACDONALD,
JOHN SMITH,
DAVID POTTS,
JOHN STEEL,
C. SEICWIRT,
THORNELL CRADDOCK,
JAMES SMITH,
JOSEPH HARPER.
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PETITION,
From a number of Inhabitants of the city of Pittsburgh.
To the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; and the Quorum of the Twelve, Greeting:—
We, the undersigned citizens of , have heard the gospel preached by Elder , and we know that he is doing great good in this , especially to the honest in heart, and all men whose minds are not biased by the various bigoted and superstitious doctrines of the day, who make confusion the word of God, and consequently the spreading of infidelity.
We are pained to learn that he is about to leave us no more to return, unless you in your wisdom think proper. We, the undersigned, not members of the church, but seekers of truth, know that has ingratiated himself highly into the estimation of all good men for his urbanity of manners, his wisdom and understanding, and above all for the simplification of the scriptures, so that we can know them by our senses and appreciate their meanings. We, therefore, do hope and pray (if it is not incompatible with the interests of your church) that he may be permitted to return unto us and reap the fruit of the good seed he has sown.
,
ROBERT L. CASWELL,
J. W. SMITH,
JAMES SPRATLEY,
MATHEW SMITH,
JOHN PRINCE,
DENNIS SAVARY,
BENJ. CHAPMAN,
JOSEPH DUDLEY,
L. ALLBEYA,
THOMAS CRAWFORD,
ARTHN MOON,
GEORGE AVERY,
WM. CAMPION,
THOMAS J. LANYON,
JOHN MACDONALD,
JOHN SMITH,
DAVID POTTS,
JOHN STEEL,
C. SEICWIRT,
THORNELL CRADDOCK,
JAMES SMITH,
JOSEPH HARPER.
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