Letter from John E. Page, 1 September 1841

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I send this communication by our verry worthy bro— Elder  — I must say in justice <to> Bro. that  <I> have been very much pleased with the Spirituality of   and also his zeal with which he has laboured  in the vineyard of the Lord since I fell into his  society in and about he has been  blessed of the Lord to add many souls to the Kingdom  in this region of country— he is truly a destroying  storm to sectarianism— I believe is a  little apt like myself to labour to[o] hard for our own  personal good health— I think I have reformed a  little for my own good and I think if  would try to do so to[o] it would militate for his good  in the better engoyment of good health at  least <his> lungs would hold out better— is humble spiritual and industerous in  the cause and is worthy of the highest confidence  of the Church—— I must say that if there  is any Elder in the Church that <has> reason to be thankful  for the joys of the last day work of the Lord It is my humble  self that in the midst of many infirmities for the want  of more literary advantage than what I have enjoyed  I feel quite humble in the presance of the refinement  of the cities of & ; but the truth is  mighty; and bears me conqueror through— so much  so that is it seems my that the name of <truth> for  singularity sake or truth sake or some sake or  other the people will runn <earnestly> to here that  great mormon say something peculiar to that kind  of faith called Mormonism— I have had to contend much  with the ministers of men who preach for hire and  divine for money by the way of debate but from the  first till the last It has been the means of opening  the eyes of the people and waken up the enquiry after  truth and the honest who will investigate do see the  folly of our percicuters and the ignrance of the age  relitive to the matters of religion— [p. 5]
I send this communication by our verry worthy bro— Elder — I must say in justice to Bro. that I have been very much pleased with the Spirituality of and also his zeal with which he has laboured in the vineyard of the Lord since I fell into his society in and about he has been blessed of the Lord to add many souls to the Kingdom in this region of country— he is truly a destroying storm to sectarianism— I believe is a little apt like myself to labour too hard for our own personal good health— I think I have reformed a little for my own good and I think if would try to do so too it would militate for his good in the better engoyment of good health at least his lungs would hold out better— is humble spiritual and industerous in the cause and is worthy of the highest confidence of the Church—— I must say that if there is any Elder in the Church that has reason to be thankful for the joys of the last day work of the Lord It is my humble self that in the midst of many infirmities for the want of more literary advantage than what I have enjoyed I feel quite humble in the presance of the refinement of the cities of & ; but the truth is mighty; and bears me conqueror through— so much so that it seems that the name of truth for singularity sake or truth sake or some sake or other the people will runn earnestly to here that great mormon say something peculiar to that kind of faith called Mormonism— I have had to contend much with the ministers of men who preach for hire and divine for money by the way of debate but from the first till the last It has been the means of opening the eyes of the people and waken up the enquiry after truth and the honest who will investigate do see the folly of our percicuters and the ignrance of the age relitive to the matters of religion— [p. 5]
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