Letter from Parley P. Pratt, 5 February 1842

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, Eng,
Dec, [February] 5th 1842,
To, Joseph Smith and the in . whom it may concern
Dear Brethren,
I Drop you a line In haste, to inform you, that on the 12th of Jan, We Sent a Ship of near 100 Saints, by on Ship Tremont. And that we have this Day (feb 5th) Dispatched another. the Largest in , Called the Hope, Capt, Soule Marster with about 270 Souls on Board, for . under the superintendance of James Burnham. Each of these will contain some Money for the . We Shall Send another Ship in on about the 18th of this month. and another in fore pa[r]t of March next.
In Great Haste I Remain yours in the Cause of
We are all well.
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Footnotes

  1. 1

    The Tremont departed Liverpool on 12 January 1842 with 143 passengers, most of whom were Latter-day Saints. (“Emigration Movements,” Millennial Star, Feb. 1842, 2:155.)  

    Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star. Manchester, England, 1840–1842; Liverpool, 1842–1932; London, 1932–1970.

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    According to the Millennial Star, most of these passengers were Latter-day Saints. (“Emigration Movements,” Millennial Star, Feb. 1842, 2:155.)  

    Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star. Manchester, England, 1840–1842; Liverpool, 1842–1932; London, 1932–1970.

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    Burnham, a member of the Quorum of the Seventy, arrived in Liverpool in early November 1840 for his mission in Great Britain. (James Blakeslee, Rome, NY, to “Dear Brethren,” 11 June 1841, in Times and Seasons, 15 July 1841, 2:483–484.)  

    Times and Seasons. Commerce/Nauvoo, IL. Nov. 1839–Feb. 1846.

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    On 15 January 1841 the First Presidency issued “A Proclamation, to the Saints Scattered Abroad,” which urged the Saints to contribute financially and otherwise to building a temple in Nauvoo. On 24 October 1841 Parley P. Pratt and Amos Fielding pledged to send $1,000 over the course of the year and began to facilitate the Saints’ donations. (Proclamation, 15 Jan. 1841; Letter from Parley P. Pratt, 24 Oct. 1841.)  

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    The John Cumming was scheduled to depart Liverpool for New Orleans on 20 February 1842. (“Emigration Movements,” Millennial Star, Feb. 1842, 2:155.)  

    Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star. Manchester, England, 1840–1842; Liverpool, 1842–1932; London, 1932–1970.

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    The March 1842 edition of the Millennial Star advertised that Parley P. Pratt and Amos Fielding were chartering the Hanover to transport Saints to New Orleans; the ship was scheduled to depart Liverpool on 12 March. (“Emigration,” Millennial Star, Mar. 1842, 2:176.)  

    Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star. Manchester, England, 1840–1842; Liverpool, 1842–1932; London, 1932–1970.