Letter from Orson Hyde and John E. Page, 1 May 1840

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of God. We wish to be co-workers with you and with  the spirit of the Lord. We did not convers so much  upon these literary works as we should have done before  we left. The fact was, we did not begin to see the  greatness of our mission before we left home; our minds  were in a nutt shell. It seems to us that we should  spread this work among all people, Languages and  tongues so far as possible; and gather up all jewels  among the Jews besides.— who is sufficient for these  things; As agents for the abroad; and as  co-workers with yourself in spreading this Kingdom  to the remotest corners of the Earth; are we at liberty  to translate and publish any work, that we may think  necessary, or that the circumstances in which we are  placed seem to require whether original or works pub lished by the church? If we are not at liberty to  take this wide range, please tell us how far we may  go. We are setting this great work before the people  as an inducement to them to help us. If we are setting  our standard too high, a word from you will bring  it down.
We have held a two days meeting in this place  But in consequences of continual rains which swelled  the creeks so high that the people could not get to  us. The meeting was 4 miles from , one  only . We have now an opportunity to ride  as far East as Indiana, beyond the Metropolis,  and have the privilege of stopping to preach by the  way
Will you write to us at and much  obliged— Your Bretheren in the Kingdom of God.
P.S. Will you please send word to , that I  want her to write to me at Ohio  please bear it in mind and oblige thy,
Friend
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of God. We wish to be co-workers with you and with the spirit of the Lord. We did not convers so much upon these literary works as we should have done before we left. The fact was, we did not begin to see the greatness of our mission before we left home; our minds were in a nutt shell. It seems to us that we should spread this work among all people, Languages and tongues so far as possible; and gather up all jewels among the Jews besides.— who is sufficient for these things; As agents for the abroad; and as co-workers with yourself in spreading this Kingdom to the remotest corners of the Earth; are we at liberty to translate and publish any work, that we may think necessary, or that the circumstances in which we are placed seem to require whether original or works published by the church? If we are not at liberty to take this wide range, please tell us how far we may go. We are setting this great work before the people as an inducement to them to help us. If we are setting our standard too high, a word from you will bring it down.
We have held a two days meeting in this place But in consequence of continual rains which swelled the creeks so high that the people could not get to us. The meeting was 4 miles from , one only . We have now an opportunity to ride as far East as Indiana, beyond the Metropolis, and have the privilege of stopping to preach by the way
Will you write to us at and much obliged— Your Bretheren in the Kingdom of God.
P.S. Will you please send word to , that I want her to write to me at Ohio please bear it in mind and oblige thy,
Friend
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