Letter from Parley P. Pratt, 13 March 1842

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March 13th  1842
Dear Brethren President Smith and  the twelve, I Drop you a hasty line  to Inform you that Br  sets sail tomorrow Morning for With  the Ship Hanover, 230 passengers. He is  Coming on a visit, and on Buisiness, and I  Can, with all Confidence Recomend him to you  as an honest, prudent and trustworthy  man Who has the Building up of and  the gathering of the People at heart.
Some Merchants here entirely uncon nected with the Church have advanced us  about 3,000 Dollars in Gold to Buy flour  in , and vicinity to ship Back here  for the supply of Our ships and other ships  next fall and Winter. We have Laid out  about 2000 Dollars in Wollens, Merinoes,  Delanes, Muslins, and the most sale[a]ble  goods, purchased at the Lowest Cash terms  in the Manchester Market, will  Bring these and some Gold to  in Order to make an immediate exchange  for flour, and some Wheat. to Bring  Back with him, to be here by the  first of September next, at Which time  he must be here to attend to Emigration  as no one can fill his place, as it takes  much experience as well as care  and prudence to Charter and fit up a  ship and provision for Emigrants.
He also wishes to Cooperate with  you in the Establishment of an  Agent in , and a provision  for River Navigation, as We now almost  hold the keys of the port of [p. [1]]
March 13th 1842
Dear Brethren President Smith and the twelve, I Drop you a hasty line to Inform you that Br sets sail tomorrow Morning for With the Ship Hanover, 230 passengers. He is Coming on a visit, and on Buisiness, and I Can, with all Confidence Recomend him to you as an honest, prudent and trustworthy man Who has the Building up of and the gathering of the People at heart.
Some Merchants here entirely unconnected with the Church have advanced us about 3,000 Dollars in Gold to Buy flour in , and vicinity to ship Back here for the supply of Our ships and other ships next fall and Winter. We have Laid out about 2000 Dollars in Wollens, Merinoes, Delanes, Muslins, and the most saleable goods, purchased at the Lowest Cash terms in the Manchester Market, will Bring these and some Gold to in Order to make an immediate exchange for flour, and some Wheat. to Bring Back with him, to be here by the first of September next, at Which time he must be here to attend to Emigration as no one can fill his place, as it takes much experience as well as care and prudence to Charter and fit up a ship and provision for Emigrants.
He also wishes to Cooperate with you in the Establishment of an Agent in , and a provision for River Navigation, as We now almost hold the keys of the port of [p. [1]]
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