Letter from Brigham Young and Willard Richards, 5 September 1840

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We need not say we send our love to you  for that is always with you. should you Doubt it  time & works must declare it. We hope you will  favor us with a letter, for we exceedingly desire  council in these matters, & all others, which the Lord  may have in store for us.—
We would rejoice to see you in this  country, & although your hearts would be piercd with  the poverty & wretchedness that prevails,— you would  see many thi[n]gs which would intere[s]t you, <such as> the ancie[n]t  & curious workmanship of the churches, cathedrals,  monumnts &c which have stood, some of th[e]m a 1000  ye[a]rs or more & are now in a good state of  preservatin.—
We remember the observatin of Bro Joseph, “that  we should hardly get ov[e]r th[e] nation before th[e] judgm[en]ts  of God would overtake the people,” & we fully believe. it  & are trying to do what we can to send forth th[e]  Gospel, one of our has gone to South  Australia. One to the East Indies, & we expct  one to start for Hamburgh <in Holl[a]nd> this week.— We  want council & wisdom, & any thing that is good  & it is Our motto is go ahead. go ahead.— & ahead  we are determ[ine]d to go— untill we have conque[re]d evry  foe, so come life or <come> death we’ll go ahead, but  tell us if we are going wrong, & we will right it.—
Your Breth[re]n in the Everlastig Cov[enant]
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We need not say we send our love to you for that is always with you. should you Doubt it time & works must declare it. We hope you will favor us with a letter, for we exceedingly desire council in these matters, & all others, which the Lord may have in store for us.—
We would rejoice to see you in this country, & although your hearts would be piercd with the poverty & wretchedness that prevails,— you would see many things which would interest you, such as the ancient & curious workmanship of the churches, cathedrals, monumnts &c which have stood, some of them a 1000 years or more & are now in a good state of preservatin.—
We remember the observatin of Bro Joseph, “that we should hardly get over the nation before the judgments of God would overtake the people,” & we fully believe. it & are trying to do what we can to send forth the Gospel, one of our has gone to South Australia. One to the East Indies, & we expct one to start for Hamburgh in Holland this week.— We want council & wisdom, & any thing that is good Our motto is go ahead. go ahead.— & ahead we are determined to go— till we have conquered evry foe, so come life or come death we’ll go ahead, but tell us if we are going wrong, & we will right it.—
Your Brethren in the Everlastig Covenant
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