Letter from Hyrum Smith, 2 January 1840

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another edition of his Book<s> of Mormon and wanted  permition to print and edition of the Book of Mormon  and Doctrine and Covenants &c with a periodical sim ilar to the Times and Seasons” stating that ther were  men who had means, that would assist in these  things. He likewise wanted to get priviledge for   to print the Book of Mormon &c in Europe.  I wrote in reply that if there were any of the Brethern—  disposed to aid, and had means to spare for such  purposes to send them to this place, so that not only  this place might be benefited, but that the Books  might come out under your immediate inspection.
I am afraid some have been induced to tarry  and assist in these undertakings; and had  made arrangements with to assist in  liquidating the debts, I want a Letter as  from you Bro. Joseph, as soon as possible, giving me  all the instruction you think necessary. I feel the  burthen in your absence is great. expresses a  a great desire to go to along with , who has promised to pay his and s  expenses. Would you think it advisable for them  to go or not. The met a few  days ago and took your second letter into con sideration and passed some resolutions on the  subject: appointed committees to get certificates  for land, and to get all other information they  could— some have gone to and others to  different places— We shall forward from time  to [time] the information you desire. You will receive  enclosed in this a number of Duplicates for land  from and others— The  Mississippi is frosen up; the weather is very cold &  a great quantity of snow is on the ground and has been  for some time. Your family is in tolerable good health  excepting one or two. having the chills occasionally.
desires me to inform you, that and Hose have drove into a  large quantity of Hogs. They are now engaged [p. 93]
another edition of his Books and wanted permition to print an edition of the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants &c with a periodical similar to the Times and Seasons” stating that ther were men who had means, that would assist in these things. He likewise wanted to get priviledge for to print the Book of Mormon &c in Europe. I wrote in reply that if there were any of the Brethern— disposed to aid, and had means to spare for such purposes to send them to this place, so that not only this place might be benefited, but that the Books might come out under your immediate inspection.
I am afraid some have been induced to tarry and assist in these undertakings; and had made arrangements with to assist in liquidating the debts, I want a Letter from you Bro. Joseph, as soon as possible, giving me all the instruction you think necessary. I feel the burthen in your absence is great. expresses a a great desire to go to along with , who has promised to pay his and s expenses. Would you think it advisable for them to go or not. The met a few days ago and took your second letter into consideration and passed some resolutions on the subject: appointed committees to get certificates for land, and to get all other information they could— some have gone to and others to different places— We shall forward from time to time the information you desire. You will receive enclosed in this a number of Duplicates for land from and others— The Mississippi is frosen up; the weather is very cold & a great quantity of snow is on the ground and has been for some time. Your family is in tolerable good health excepting one or two. having the chills occasionally.
desires me to inform you, that and Hose have drove into a large quantity of Hogs. They are now engaged [p. 93]
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