History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<1842  February 1> now call upon the Saints to come forward with united effort, with  persevering exertion, and,— with union of action, and help your selves and one another to emigrate to the Land of Promise.
In this way we shall not only bring about the deliverance  of tens of thousands who must otherwise suffer in this country, but  we shall add to the strength of Zion, and help to rear her cities  and temples— “to make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert  like the garden of the Lord,”— while the young men and the middle  aged will serve to increase her legions— to strengthen her bulwarks — that the enemies of law and order, who have sought her destruction  may stand afar off and tremble, and her banners become terrible  to the wicked
Ye children of Zion, once more we say, in the name  of Israel’s God, arise, break off your shackles, loose yourselves from  the bands of your neck, and go forth to inherit the earth, and to  build up the waste places of many generations.
All who would go before September next, should go in the  early part of March, as it is as late as is advisable to venture by  way of , on account of the extreme heat of summer; and  to go by or Quebec will be double the expense. Experience  has taught us that an emigrant can go from to ,  and from thence 1,500 miles up the river to for something  like £5 per head, including all provision and expenses; while  by way of or Quebec it will cost from ten to thirteen  pounds; and besides, there is another consideration, and that is, goods  will cost but a trifle for freight up the on a steamer,  while the expense would be immense the other way.
Therefore, the Saints will please take notice, that after the 10th  of March next emigration had better entirely cease till about the 20th  of September following. If thousands should wish to go between this  time and the 10th of March, they have only to furnish us with their names  and about £4 per head, (children under 14 years, half price) and we  will provide them passage and provisions for the voyage, and return  the overplus, if any, at .
We would again urge upon emigrants the important fact,  that if they make known to us their intentions, and send their money  and names some weeks beforehand, it will be a great convenience, and  save confusion, trouble, and expense. All applications should be addressed  to Messrs. and , 36 Chapel Street, , or to the Star [p. 58]
1842 February 1 now call upon the Saints to come forward with united effort, with persevering exertion, and,— with union of action, and help yourselves and one another to emigrate to the Land of Promise.
In this way we shall not only bring about the deliverance of tens of thousands who must otherwise suffer in this country, but we shall add to the strength of Zion, and help to rear her cities and temples— “to make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord,”— while the young men and the middle aged will serve to increase her legions— to strengthen her bulwarks— that the enemies of law and order, who have sought her destruction may stand afar off and tremble, and her banners become terrible to the wicked
Ye children of Zion, once more we say, in the name of Israel’s God, arise, break off your shackles, loose yourselves from the bands of your neck, and go forth to inherit the earth, and to build up the waste places of many generations.
All who would go before September next, should go in the early part of March, as it is as late as is advisable to venture by way of , on account of the extreme heat of summer; and to go by or Quebec will be double the expense. Experience has taught us that an emigrant can go from to , and from thence 1,500 miles up the river to for something like £5 per head, including all provision and expenses; while by way of or Quebec it will cost from ten to thirteen pounds; and besides, there is another consideration, and that is, goods will cost but a trifle for freight up the on a steamer, while the expense would be immense the other way.
Therefore, the Saints will please take notice, that after the 10th of March next emigration had better entirely cease till about the 20th of September following. If thousands should wish to go between this time and the 10th of March, they have only to furnish us with their names and about £4 per head, (children under 14 years, half price) and we will provide them passage and provisions for the voyage, and return the overplus, if any, at .
We would again urge upon emigrants the important fact, that if they make known to us their intentions, and send their money and names some weeks beforehand, it will be a great convenience, and save confusion, trouble, and expense. All applications should be addressed to Messrs. and , 36 Chapel Street, , or to the Star [p. 58]
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