Letterbook 2

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  • Historical Introduction
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I have done all I could in this matter; depending on the good judgment of Judge Young to legislate for us to the best advantage— I am inclined however to think if it was an error, it was one of the head and not of the heart. has addressed a letter to yourself & myself, which seems to [be] written with much good feeling, (sd. letter is from Connt.) he desires to know concerning our business here, inviting us to make his home our home should we travel in that region
He writes that his health is very bad— I have been talking with Mr. <Steward> concerning a Memorial— requesting him to bring it before the house; who has promised so to do if he can; he says he will talk with some of the members respecting it— I have answered ’ letter this day, and sent him the Report of the Committee
Bro, J. S.
Letter, Robert B. Thompson to Elias Higbee • 17 March 1840
Hancock Co. Ills Mar. 17, 1840
<, Esq—>
Dear & Honored Sir/
It is with the greatest pleasure I sit down to write to you at this time; to inform you of the situation and state of the Church as regards the object of your mission. Since president Joseph Smith returned, we have been favored with several communications from you giving a statement of the proceedings before the committee &c On monday evening last your letters were read to a large concourse of our bretheren, and other persons who were assembled to hear the same, and I must say that the greatest satisfaction was manifested by the assembled multitude, with the noble stand and straight forward and honorable course which you had pursued, and before the assembly separated a vote of thanks to you was unanimously agreed upon. I can assure you that from the feeling there as well as upon other occasions, there is not only a disposition, but a fixed determination to uphold you in your righteous course, and sustain you [p. 107]
I have done all I could in this matter; depending on the good judgment of Judge Young to legislate for us to the best advantage— I am inclined however to think if it was an error, it was one of the head and not of the heart. has addressed a letter to yourself & myself, which seems to be written with much good feeling, (sd. letter is from Connt.) he desires to know concerning our business here, inviting us to make his home our home should we travel in that region
He writes that his health is very bad— I have been talking with Mr. Steward concerning a Memorial— requesting him to bring it before the house; who has promised so to do if he can; he says he will talk with some of the members respecting it— I have answered ’ letter this day, and sent him the Report of the Committee
Bro, J. S.
Letter, Robert B. Thompson to Elias Higbee • 17 March 1840
Hancock Co. Ills Mar. 17, 1840
, Esq—
Dear & Honored Sir/
It is with the greatest pleasure I sit down to write to you at this time; to inform you of the situation and state of the Church as regards the object of your mission. Since president Joseph Smith returned, we have been favored with several communications from you giving a statement of the proceedings before the committee &c On monday evening last your letters were read to a large concourse of our bretheren, and other persons who were assembled to hear the same, and I must say that the greatest satisfaction was manifested by the assembled multitude, with the noble stand and straight forward and honorable course which you had pursued, and before the assembly separated a vote of thanks to you was unanimously agreed upon. I can assure you that from the feeling there as well as upon other occasions, there is not only a disposition, but a fixed determination to uphold you in your righteous course, and sustain you [p. 107]
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