History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 28> My reasons for so doing were these. there are some who wish to purchase lots provided they can get a good title deed for the same, and who would be induced to make purchases and make an effort to raise money for the sake of getting a deed which — — — — — — — effort they would not be so likely to make if we could only give them a bond, this I think will work both to your advantage and ours, and hope that we shall be able by and bye to make some Cash sales. I hope this arrangement with will meet your approbation, altho’ it is a departure from the common rules of business, but was induced to do so from the advantages which will result from it and which I hope will be mutual. The amount of interest paid to after deducting $61.50 which was coming from him to you for rents was eighty four dollars and forty cents told us that you agreed to pay him as much interest for the money as he could get elsewhere; we accordingly (in good faith) allowed him at the rate of ten per cent. Hoping the course pursued will meet your approbation. I am respectfully your obt. servt. Joseph Smith Jr. [HC 4:171]— P.S. you will recollect the verbal agreement entered into by us that the notes for the interest would not be exacted for at least five years. Notwithstanding which we will use our endeavors to meet them as fast as possible, and think that when I have the pleasure of seeing you again, that you will be fully satisfied with the course we have taken and our endeavors to meet all our engagements— J. S. Jr.
30 July 1840 • Thursday
<30> “Thursday. “ Wayne County, Ill, July 30. 1840 To Revds. Joseph Smith Jr.— Respected Friends:— It is with difficulty that I can forego the felicitous of an immediate immersion into the true faith of your beloved people. I have written you several letters and forwarded you several newspapers to which I hope will be duly received, as they contain some matters of importance. Is ? or ? to be the general point of concentration for the Mormon people? for at that point I desire to locate, and ever remain. My anxiety to be with you is daily increasing and I shall wind up my professional business immediately, and proceed to your blissful abode, if you think it best, Look at all my letters and papers and write me forthwith. You are aware that at the time of your most bitter persecution, I was with you in feeling & proferred you my military knowledge and prowess. My faith is still strong— I believe the God of the whole earth will avenge your wrongs in time as well as in eternity, O my friends go on and prosper; and may the God of all grace save you with an everlasting salvation. Yours respectfully. .”
<Here insert the Jews Circular on pages 1067–8–9 >
3 August 1840 • Monday
<August 3> Monday August 3. 1840 Elders and are at Ledbury Herefordshire
4 August 1840 • Tuesday
<4> Tuesday 4. left for Herefordshire, and is at Bedford—
5 August 1840 • Wednesday
<5> Wednesday 5. Extract of a Letter to Editor of the Millenial Star
“Beloved Brother— Since Elder and myself left for the purpose of going to the South of England, we have visited the Churches which lay on our route, and found them universally prospering and receiving additions. We preached in Leek on Sunday, July 10th. and baptized six persons after meeting; and numbers were also baptized in the Churches at the Staffordshire [p. 1087]
July 28 My reasons for so doing were these. there are some who wish to purchase lots provided they can get a good title deed for the same, and who would be induced to make purchases and make an effort to raise money for the sake of getting a deed which — — — — — — — effort they would not be so likely to make if we could only give them a bond, this I think will work both to your advantage and ours, and hope that we shall be able by and bye to make some Cash sales. I hope this arrangement with will meet your approbation, altho’ it is a departure from the common rules of business, but was induced to do so from the advantages which will result from it and which I hope will be mutual. The amount of interest paid to after deducting $61.50 which was coming from him to you for rents was eighty four dollars and forty cents told us that you agreed to pay him as much interest for the money as he could get elsewhere; we accordingly (in good faith) allowed him at the rate of ten per cent. Hoping the course pursued will meet your approbation. I am respectfully your obt. servt. Joseph Smith Jr. [HC 4:171]— P.S. you will recollect the verbal agreement entered into by us that the notes for the interest would not be exacted for at least five years. Notwithstanding which we will use our endeavors to meet them as fast as possible, and think that when I have the pleasure of seeing you again, that you will be fully satisfied with the course we have taken and our endeavors to meet all our engagements— J. S. Jr.
30 July 1840 • Thursday
30 “Thursday. “ Wayne County, Ill, July 30. 1840 To Revds. Joseph Smith Jr.— Respected Friends:— It is with difficulty that I can forego the felicitous of an immediate immersion into the true faith of your beloved people. I have written you several letters and forwarded you several newspapers to which I hope will be duly received, as they contain some matters of importance. Is ? or ? to be the general point of concentration for the Mormon people? for at that point I desire to locate, and ever remain. My anxiety to be with you is daily increasing and I shall wind up my professional business immediately, and proceed to your blissful abode, if you think it best, Look at all my letters and papers and write me forthwith. You are aware that at the time of your most bitter persecution, I was with you in feeling & proferred you my military knowledge and prowess. My faith is still strong— I believe the God of the whole earth will avenge your wrongs in time as well as in eternity, O my friends go on and prosper; and may the God of all grace save you with an everlasting salvation. Yours respectfully. .”
Here insert the Jews Circular on pages 1067–8–9
3 August 1840 • Monday
August 3 Monday August 3. 1840 Elders and are at Ledbury Herefordshire
4 August 1840 • Tuesday
4 Tuesday 4. left for Herefordshire, and is at Bedford—
5 August 1840 • Wednesday
5 Wednesday 5. Extract of a Letter to Editor of the Millenial Star
“Beloved Brother— Since Elder and myself left for the purpose of going to the South of England, we have visited the Churches which lay on our route, and found them universally prospering and receiving additions. We preached in Leek on Sunday, July 10th. and baptized six persons after meeting; and numbers were also baptized in the Churches at the Staffordshire [p. 1087]
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