Letter from George Gee, 30 December 1841

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Dec. 30th. 1841
Dear Sir I have taken my pen  at this time for the purpose of informing the  1st. Presidency of the arrival of Elder in this on his way to  I arrived here last week found 4 brethren who  came from — I hired a Hall in the  central part of the to preach in on every  Thursday Eve & on every other Sunday Eve thie went  and engaged the Winebranarian Chapel on Penn  Street— 5 ward to have it when not occupied by  themselves and the abolitionist— free of charge!!!!  published 5 appointments & when preaching the  2d. who should come in but — I was  laboring under a very violent cold— and seeing  the door opened for preaching I requested to stay a short time and assist me—  he seamed very anxious to go immediately home  in obedience to the notice in the “Times & Seasons.”  but saw the necessity of my having some help  and after some reflection agreed to stop a short  time on my being responsible to the Church or  agreeing to take the blame on my own shoulders  if there was any— I called to mind the saying of  — he said “George [Gee] go to be  faithful & if you need help the Lord will send it  to you” we have preached 4 times to very crowd ed rooms— many appear to be much excited & last  night preached a “Thundering” discourse on  the evidences of the Book of Mormon— after  he closed we sold 18 copies of our different Books  some [a]ppeared to be honest— but the Devil was  there in the form of a street commissioner and a  Docter— with alias Book and a [p. [1]]
Dec. 30th. 1841
Dear Sir I have taken my pen at this time for the purpose of informing the 1st. Presidency of the arrival of Elder in this on his way to — I arrived here last week found 4 brethren who came from — I hired a Hall in the central part of the to preach in on every Thursday Eve & on every other Sunday Eve thie went and engaged the Winebranarian Chapel on Penn Street— 5 ward to have it when not occupied by themselves and the abolitionist— free of charge!!!! published 5 appointments & when preaching the 2d. who should come in but — I was laboring under a very violent cold— and seeing the door opened for preaching I requested to stay a short time and assist me— he seamed very anxious to go immediately home in obedience to the notice in the “Times & Seasons.” but saw the necessity of my having some help and after some reflection agreed to stop a short time on my being responsible to the Church or agreeing to take the blame on my own shoulders if there was any— I called to mind the saying of — he said “George [Gee] go to be faithful & if you need help the Lord will send it to you” we have preached 4 times to very crowded rooms— many appear to be much excited & last night preached a “Thundering” discourse on the evidences of the Book of Mormon— after he closed we sold 18 copies of our different Books some [a]ppeared to be honest— but the Devil was there in the form of a street commissioner and a Docter— with alias Book and a [p. [1]]
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