Letter from Parley P. Pratt, 24 October 1841

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Manchester, Oct, 24th <1841>
Pres’t J. Smith,
Dear Br, I have just Recd. several letters from  , togather with the times and Seasons up to  Sept, 15th being 1 month and 9 days on the passage.  The information from that quarter cheers our hearts  in regard to the peace and prosperity of Zion.  We had previously herd of the Death of Gen,   and Colonel ;  Which filled our minds with sorrow, not for our them,  but for those who still live to feel their loss.  , I had known for Eleven years, and  I never knew him to turn to the right or left from  the path of Jesus, or the Duties of his holy profes ion. was baptised by me in Toronto  5 years ago; and a more humble, and constant,  and Charitable friend of Zion, I never knew,  or one who grew faster in knowledge and usefulness.  But they are Gone— and it must be for some wise  purpose— and the Lords will be done!
On the 20 of Sept, the Ship “Tyrean” sailed from   for , under a charter of  the Latterday saints; S[h]e had upwards of two hundred  on board, with Elder at their  head. By chartering, we saved the company at least  500 or 600 dollars.— The Splendid New Ship  Chaos, 1200 tons Burthen, will sail on the 5th  November, under our charter. She will have [p. [1]]
Manchester, Oct, 24th 1841
Pres’t J. Smith,
Dear Br, I have just Recd. several letters from , togather with the times and Seasons up to Sept, 15th being 1 month and 9 days on the passage. The information from that quarter cheers our hearts in regard to the peace and prosperity of Zion. We had previously herd of the Death of Gen, and Colonel ; Which filled our minds with sorrow, not for them, but for those who still live to feel their loss. , I had known for Eleven years, and I never knew him to turn to the right or left from the path of Jesus, or the Duties of his holy profesion. was baptised by me in Toronto 5 years ago; and a more humble, constant, and Charitable friend of Zion, I never knew, or one who grew faster in knowledge and usefulness. But they are Gone— and it must be for some wise purpose— and the Lords will be done!
On the 20 of Sept, the Ship “Tyrean” sailed from for , under a charter of the Latterday saints; She had upwards of two hundred on board, with Elder at their head. By chartering, we saved the company at least 500 or 600 dollars.— The Splendid New Ship Chaos, 1200 tons Burthen, will sail on the 5th November, under our charter. She will have [p. [1]]
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