Letter to Stephen Post, 17 September 1838

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Sept 17th 1838
Sir.
I proceed to answer your communication of the 1st August which I should have answered before had it not been for the press of buisness on my mind etc. The Journal is isued from this place it commenced I think in May. As to your information relative to in foreign lands it is correct Elders & with several others in company have visited Great Britton, Elders & have returned they are here you will probaly se[e] their narative, which I think they are about to publish in pamphlet form. They have been very successfull have between one & two thousands, ordained some 40 Elders besides other officers necessary. Other have been appointed but not by a committee appointed as you supposed, for the Lord has said that no stake shall be concidered a stake of unless appointed, dedicated, and set apart, by the , One of these is situated about 30 miles north of this place on [page torn], which is nearly as large as this place at this time One This is called , or the place where Adam dwelt. One at the mouth of called it was a gentile city plott and named by them that is about 40 miles miles East of this place &c. &c. &c. The is the next question, The celler is dug the corner stones were laid July 4th 1838. Next comes the work of the gathering. As to this, there are thousands gathering this season [p. [1]]
Sept 17th 1838
Sir.
I proceed to answer your communication of the 1st August which I should have answered before had it not been for the press of buisness on my mind etc. The Journal is isued from this place it commenced I think in May. As to your information relative to in foreign lands it is correct Elders & with several others in company have visited Great Britton, Elders & have returned they are here you will probaly see their narative, which I think they are about to publish in pamphlet form. They have been very successfull have between one & two thousands, ordained some 40 Elders besides other officers necessary. Other have been appointed but not by a committee appointed as you supposed, for the Lord has said that no stake shall be concidered a stake of unless appointed, dedicated, and set apart, by the , One of these is situated about 30 miles north of this place on [page torn], which is nearly as large as this place at this time This is called , or the place where Adam dwelt. One at the mouth of called it was a gentile city plott and named by them that is about 40 miles East of this place &c. &c. &c. The is the next question, The celler is dug the corner stones were laid July 4th 1838. Next comes the work of the gathering. As to this, there are thousands gathering this season [p. [1]]
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