Letter from John E. Page, 23 September 1840

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, Sep 23d. 1840
To
The & of the , & also to all the saints assembled  in .
Your humble servant embraces with  pleasur this opportunity of to pin [pen] for your edification  a few lines. I congratulate you with the stedy march  and advancement of the cause of Christ, as has fallen  under my observation. and myself have  been treated with respect, and had the greatest atte ntion paid us by the brethren and sisters; and, also  the by gentlemen & ladies of the first class in  society, we have been made welcome very hartily to their  dwellings and comforts of life. When we separate with  them, they grip our hands with tears standing full in  their eyes, bidding us farewell and often leave something  noble with us to help us on our mission; and a firm  promise that they will duly reflect on the great things  which we have told them. They ardently request us  to send them some competent Elder to preach to  them; yes, dear bretheren the cause of truth is marching  onward with unparalleled rapidity, and victory! victory!  will soon be the shout of all the faithful in Christ, and  thank the Lord, thank the Lord is the language of  unworthy me, that I have lived to see 1840 with all  its attendent evidences of truth of the Book of Mormon,  and the book of Doctrine and Covenants. I must save  a place in this communication to make some remarks  concerning Bro. . I can say in truth &  soberness that he merits the esteem and confidence of the  saints and all good men for his diligence and econ omy while getting the Book of Mormon stereotyped &c  here. The honest and frank course he has pursued  towards the Gent. whith whom he has been concerned  in business (viz. Mr. Shepherd Stearns & others) has  conciliated their everlasting respect and esteem, from  their own manifestations to me. Dear bretheren and  Sisters your humble servants and myself [p. 181]
, Sep 23d. 1840
To
The & of the , & also to all the saints assembled in .
Your humble servant embraces with pleasur this opportunity to pin [pen] for your edification a few lines. I congratulate you with the stedy march and advancement of the cause of Christ, as has fallen under my observation. and myself have been treated with respect, and had the greatest attention paid us by the brethren and sisters; and, by gentlemen & ladies of the first class in society, we have been made welcome very hartily to their dwellings and comforts of life. When we separate with them, they grip our hands with tears standing full in their eyes, bidding us farewell and often leave something noble with us to help us on our mission; and a firm promise that they will duly reflect on the great things which we have told them. They ardently request us to send them some competent Elder to preach to them; yes, dear bretheren the cause of truth is marching onward with unparalleled rapidity, and victory! victory! will soon be the shout of all the faithful in Christ, and thank the Lord, thank the Lord is the language of unworthy me, that I have lived to see 1840 with all its attendent evidences of truth of the Book of Mormon, and the book of Doctrine and Covenants. I must save a place in this communication to make some remarks concerning Bro. . I can say in truth & soberness that he merits the esteem and confidence of the saints and all good men for his diligence and economy while getting the Book of Mormon stereotyped &c here. The honest and frank course he has pursued towards the Gent. whith whom he has been concerned in business (viz. Mr. Shepherd Stearns & others) has conciliated their everlasting respect and esteem, from their own manifestations to me. Dear bretheren and Sisters your humble servants and myself [p. 181]
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