Letter from John E. Page, 1 September 1841

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voiage across the ociean— I am here with only $160 and but indiffernt clothes— let it be rem[em]bered by all the church that had with him and concequently took with him all the means that we had raised for our mishion from of Adams Co. of Ill— to the city of excepting 23 dollars and 31 cents he left in my hands as he left me he alwa[y]s carryed the bag— at Dayton we parted for a few days for me to answer a call for preaching in a vilage called Milton wher I raised a verry respectable church in the mean time went to where in my absince he published a second Edition of the “Apeal to the American people” (2000 copies) when I arrived the work was about completed after disposing of as many of them as posible and suplying the market about and the adjacient country he left me with some fourteen or fifteen hundred on hand, to dispose of them the best way you can <says he> while I go ahead and visit with Churches in &c. saying to me stay and finish up the preaching that seemed nessesary to be done at that time in — I stayed till near the last of Oct and built up a church in — I then considered that had gon ahead and suplyed the market with the sale of the, “Appeal” so I thought best in order to sell my Books I would go back to Dayton Milton &c and market my lumber that had so gracefullly lodged on my hands as his lackey— I found as quick a sale as I could reasonablely expect— however before navigation opened in the Spring— for me to return to and thus procede to left in Feb for Europe takeing all with him for he had visited every church in his way and raised in all the Branches a very very liberal donations in the name of us both— and to make his plan effectual he has extoled me in every Branch to be something a great deal more than common [p. 3]
voiage across the ociean— I am here with only $160 and but indiffernt clothes— let it be remembered by all the church that had with him and concequently took with him all the means that we had raised for our mishion from of Adams Co. of Ill— to the city of excepting 23 dollars and 31 cents he left in my hands as he left me he always carryed the bag— at Dayton we parted for a few days for me to answer a call for preaching in a vilage called Milton wher I raised a verry respectable church in the mean time went to where in my absince he published a second Edition of the “Apeal to the American people” (2000 copies) when I arrived the work was about completed after disposing of as many of them as posible and suplying the market about and the adjacient country he left me with some fourteen or fifteen hundred on hand, to dispose of them the best way you can says he while I go ahead and visit with Churches in &c. saying to me stay and finish up the preaching that seemed nessesary to be done at that time in — I stayed till near the last of Oct and built up a church in — I then considered that had gon ahead and suplyed the market with the sale of the, “Appeal” so I thought best in order to sell my Books I would go back to Dayton Milton &c and market my lumber that had so gracefullly lodged on my hands as his lackey— I found as quick a sale as I could reasonablely expect— however before navigation opened in the Spring— for me to return to and thus procede to left in Feb for Europe takeing all with him for he had visited every church in his way and raised in all the Branches a very very liberal donations in the name of us both— and to make his plan effectual he has extoled me in every Branch to be something a great deal more than common [p. 3]
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