Letterbook 2

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offence towards God in this matter— The subscription of which the Report makes mention— was on condition, they could not lawfully do any thing for us— After examination we were to submit and wait untill the great disposer of human events, shall adjust these things, in that place where the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest— (This I think is nearly the sentiment, though perhaps not the very worlds words). And I for one hope and pray, the time will soon come, when they will not trouble us in the West as they have hitherto done— There is a man here, <​who​> owns two printing presses, and much Type, reading our Books, (on whom I occasionally call), I will, with the assistance of God, get to come to the West as soon as possible with his press, that you may set him to printing the truth— He told me if we had any printing to do, he would do it cheap; and even go to the West if necessary—
Give my respects to , and also all the household of faith
Letter from Elias Higbee • 24 March 1840
Mar. 24, 1840
Dear Brother
Our business is at last ended here. Yesterday, a resolution passed the Senate, that the Committee should be discharged; and that we might withdraw the accompanying papers, which I have done: I have also taken a copy of the memorial, and want to be off for the west immediately— I have not gotten a letter from , although I have frequently written to him— I have recd. a letter from stating that he was in the Jerseys— and that he was calculating to have me come that way and go home with him, and also that he had business which he wanted me to attend to at the office here—
When he last wrote, he stated that as yet, he had [p. 105]
offence towards God in this matter— The subscription of which the Report makes mention— was on condition, they could not lawfully do any thing for us— After examination we were to submit and wait untill the great disposer of human events, shall adjust these things, in that place where the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary are at rest— (This I think is nearly the sentiment, though perhaps not the very words). And I for one hope and pray, the time will soon come, when they will not trouble us in the West as they have hitherto done— There is a man here, who owns two printing presses, and much Type, reading our Books, (on whom I occasionally call), I will, with the assistance of God, get to come to the West as soon as possible with his press, that you may set him to printing the truth— He told me if we had any printing to do, he would do it cheap; and even go to the West if necessary—
Give my respects to , and also all the household of faith
Letter from Elias Higbee • 24 March 1840
Mar. 24, 1840
Dear Brother
Our business is at last ended here. Yesterday, a resolution passed the Senate, that the Committee should be discharged; and that we might withdraw the accompanying papers, which I have done: I have also taken a copy of the memorial, and want to be off for the west immediately— I have not gotten a letter from , although I have frequently written to him— I have recd. a letter from stating that he was in the Jerseys— and that he was calculating to have me come that way and go home with him, and also that he had business which he wanted me to attend to at the office here—
When he last wrote, he stated that as yet, he had [p. 105]
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