Letter from Parley P. Pratt, 24 October 1841

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You are hereby authorised to say to the Building  Committee, that I subscribe five hundred dollars  for the , including what I have already  sent, all to be paid in installments between  this and next fall; which they may safely depend  on if the Lord prospers me. Br  will go hand in hand with me; so that between  us. we hope to send one thousand dollars in  the course of the season, be sides some little from  the Churches.
Say to the Building Committe, and to the saints  in general, for me; “Let not your hands be slack,  nor your hearts fe[e]ble; but drive the  ahead in the name of the Lord god of Israel;  for thus the Spirit whispers in my heart,  they shall not lack, nor be left in embaras ment.”— I would suggest the Idea of using  Le<a>d for the Roofs of the and all other  pirmanent buildings; I think it will be found  more durable, more conv[en]ient; and cheeper  than timber, and will perhaps save whole  blocks from being consumed by fire.
The Roofs should be nearly flat, or a little ulling like  the deck of a vessel and should be covered with  Led, Rolled in Sheets two feet wide, any length  that is convenient and burned togather into one  solled [solid] mass; about the eighth of an inch thick. [p. [3]]
You are hereby authorised to say to the Building Committee, that I subscribe five hundred dollars for the , including what I have already sent, all to be paid in installments between this and next fall; which they may safely depend on if the Lord prospers me. Br will go hand in hand with me; so that between us. we hope to send one thousand dollars in the course of the season, be sides some little from the Churches.
Say to the Building Committe, and to the saints in general, for me; “Let not your hands be slack, nor your hearts feeble; but drive the ahead in the name of the Lord god of Israel; for thus the Spirit whispers in my heart, they shall not lack, nor be left in embarasment.”— I would suggest the Idea of using Lead for the Roofs of the and all other pirmanent buildings; I think it will be found more durable, more convenient; and cheeper than timber, and will perhaps save whole blocks from being consumed by fire.
The Roofs should be nearly flat, or a little ulling like the deck of a vessel and should be covered with Led, Rolled in Sheets two feet wide, any length that is convenient and burned togather into one solled [solid] mass; about the eighth of an inch thick. [p. [3]]
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