Letter from Brigham Young and Willard Richards, 5 September 1840

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Shall we gather up all the saints we  can & come over <with them> next Spring?
Have we done right in Printing a hymn book?
Are we doing right in Printing the book of Morm[o]n?
Are we doing right in staying here to leave  & leaving our families to be a bu[r]den to the ?
We have sent <some of> our paper to , is this Right?
When the Book of Mormon is completed, will it  be best for any one to carry any of th[e]m to ?
Shall we print the doctrins & Covena[n]ts here or  not? or will the D. & C. be printed & go to the  nations, as it now is or not? or will it be  revised & pr[i]nted for the nation?
Shall we send all we can to next  season & stay here ourselves?
What is the Lords will concerning ?  Shall he take his family to next season.? or  shall he tary here with them awhile longer? what shall  he do?—
We have lately visited a museum, where we  saw an E[gyptian] Mummy, on the head stone &c are many  ancient <& curious> characters, & we asked the privilege of copyi[n]g  them for translation but have not receivd an answer, yet,
Shall we copy them & send them to you for  ?
Finally, Brethren, how long must we be deprived  the company of our Dear Bethn [Brethren] whom we Love, for this  works sake, & we feel that it is our privilge to  love those who are willi[n]g to lay down the[i]r lives for the Brethrn [p. 11]
Shall we gather up all the saints we can & come over with them next Spring?
Have we done right in Printing a hymn book?
Are we doing right in Printing the book of Mormon?
Are we doing right in staying here & leaving our families to be a burden to the ?
We have sent some of our paper to , is this Right?
When the Book of Mormon is completed, will it be best for any one to carry any of them to ?
Shall we print the doctrins & Covenants here or not? or will the D. & C. be printed & go to the nations, as it now is or not? or will it be revised & printed for the nation?
Shall we send all we can to next season & stay here ourselves?
What is the Lords will concerning ? Shall he take his family to next season.? or shall he tary here with them awhile longer? what shall he do?—
We have lately visited a museum, where we saw an Egyptian Mummy, on the head stone &c are many ancient & curious characters, & we asked the privilege of copying them but have not receivd an answer, yet,
Shall we copy them & send them to you for ?
Finally, Brethren, how long must we be deprived the company of our Dear Bethn [Brethren] whom we Love, for this works sake, & we feel that it is our privilge to love those who are willing to lay down their lives for the Brethrn [p. 11]
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