History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

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<1841 Augt. 5> —— I expect to leave here for the Country next week. left for last week—— In the business, requested me to do all I could,—— Brother has received orders on you from to the amount of twenty-five hundred dollars. The property that he has given these orders for is well worth the money. I expect in in a few days to receive this property <which is Cook’s Mills> Tavern Stand, attached to six acres of ground with all the appurtenances. Some of the people think it worth three thousand dollars. Now the question is, shall I let have this property for less than twenty-five hundred, since that is the price you will have to pay at . Why I ask this question is: I have understood that has said that he would not allow over twenty-two hundred dollars. I got hold of another small piece of land, worth five hundred; and if will take all at a fair price, I shall be enabled to settle the amount of <three> thousand dollars soon. Please write me an answer to the above question.——
The cause in these eastern lands is flourishing, and we want more laborers; fifty doors opened for preaching where there is but one to laborer. I wish you would send us help, help, help! If you hear or see anything of Joshua [Grant] & , tell them to come east immediately; the Devil is raging, and the Priests are howling, and Babylon is falling with her merchandise. She can’t deceive the people with her false doctrines where Mormonism takes a hold.
Yours in the bonds of the Covenant,
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Addenda • 12 August 1841
<12th> Thursday. A considerable number of the Sac & Fox Indians have been for several days encamped in the neighborhood of . The ferryman this morning brought over a great number on the Ferry boat and two Flat boats for the purpose of visiting me. <The Military band, and a detachment of Invincibles were on shore ready to receive & escort them to the grove, but they refused to come on shore until I went down.> I accordingly went down, and met “Keokuk,” “Kish-ku-Kosh,” “Appenoose,” and about 100 Chiefs and Braves of those tribes with their families at the landing, introduced my brother to them, and after the usual salutations, conducted them to the meeting ground in the grove, and instructed them in many things which the Lord had [p. 10]
1841 Augt. 5 —— I expect to leave here for the Country next week. left for last week—— In the business, requested me to do all I could,—— Brother has received orders on you from to the amount of twenty-five hundred dollars. The property that he has given these orders for is well worth the money. I expect in in a few days to receive this property which is Cook’s Mills Tavern Stand, attached to six acres of ground with all the appurtenances. Some of the people think it worth three thousand dollars. Now the question is, shall I let have this property for less than twenty-five hundred, since that is the price you will have to pay at . Why I ask this question is: I have understood that has said that he would not allow over twenty-two hundred dollars. I got hold of another small piece of land, worth five hundred; and if will take all at a fair price, I shall be enabled to settle the amount of three thousand dollars soon. Please write me an answer to the above question.——
The cause in these eastern lands is flourishing, and we want more laborers; fifty doors opened for preaching where there is but one laborer. I wish you would send us help,
Yours in the bonds of the Covenant,
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Addenda • 12 August 1841
12th Thursday. A considerable number of the Sac & Fox Indians have been for several days encamped in the neighborhood of . The ferryman this morning brought over a great number on the Ferry boat and two Flat boats for the purpose of visiting me. The Military band, and a detachment of Invincibles were on shore ready to receive & escort them to the grove, but they refused to come on shore until I went down. I accordingly went down, and met “Keokuk,” “Kish-ku-Kosh,” “Appenoose,” and about 100 Chiefs and Braves of those tribes with their families at the landing, introduced my brother to them, and after the usual salutations, conducted them to the meeting ground in the grove, and instructed them in many things which the Lord had [p. 10]
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