Letterbook 2

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Letter to Newel K. Whitney • 24 May 1839
Ill, 24th May 1839
Dear Sir
This is to inform you that Elder Grainger has succeeded  in obtaining the house which he had in contemplation when he left here, and as we feel  very anxious to have the society of and his family here, we hope that  he will [make?] every exertion consistent with his own business and convenience to come up  to us here at as soon as possibly in his power.
Joseph Smith Jr
Bishop
Letter to John Bigler • 27 May 1839
Hancock Co Ill, 27th May 1839
Father Biggler [John Bigler]
Dear Sir
We have thought well to write you  by , on the subject of our purchase of lands here, in order to stir up  Your pure mind to a remembrance of the situation in which we have been placed  by the act of of the having appointed us a committee  to transact business <here> for the Church. We have as is known to the Church in  general; made purchases, And entered into contracts and promised payments  of monies for all which we now stand responsible.
Now as money seems to come in too slowly in order that  that we may be able to meet our obligations— we have determined to call upon  the liberality of Father Biggler through the agency of , and request  that he will place in his hands for us, the sum of five or six hundred dollars  for which he shall have the security of the said committee, also, through the  agency of , and the thanks of the Church besides.
Joseph Smith Jr
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Mr John Biggler, Ill.
Letter to Lyman Wight • 27 May 1839
, 27th May 1839
Dear Sir
Having last week received a letter from Br.  concerning your late writings in the Quincy whig, and understanding thereby that  the church in general at were rather uneasy concerning these matters  we have thought best to consider the matter of course, and accordingly being in  council on Saturday last, the subject was introduced, and discussed at some  length, when an answer to ’s letter was agreed to, and sanctioned  by the Council, which answer I expect will be published, and of course you  will have an opportunity to see it. It will be seen by that letter that we do not [p. 13]
Letter to Newel K. Whitney • 24 May 1839
Ill, 24th May 1839
Dear Sir
This is to inform you that Elder Grainger has succeeded in obtaining the house which he had in contemplation when he left here, and as we feel very anxious to have the society of and his family here, we hope that he will make every exertion consistent with his own business and convenience to come up to us here at as soon as possibly in his power.
Joseph Smith Jr
Bishop
Letter to John Bigler • 27 May 1839
Hancock Co Ill, 27th May 1839
Father Biggler John Bigler
Dear Sir
We have thought well to write you by , on the subject of our purchase of lands here, in order to stir up Your pure mind to a remembrance of the situation in which we have been placed by the act of of the having appointed us a committee to transact business here for the Church. We have as is known to the Church in general; made purchases, And entered into contracts and promised payments of monies for all which we now stand responsible.
Now as money seems to come in too slowly in order that that we may be able to meet our obligations— we have determined to call upon the liberality of Father Biggler through the agency of , and request that he will place in his hands for us, the sum of five or six hundred dollars for which he shall have the security of the said committee, also, through the agency of , and the thanks of the Church besides.
Joseph Smith Jr
.
Mr John Biggler, Ill.
Letter to Lyman Wight • 27 May 1839
, 27th May 1839
Dear Sir
Having last week received a letter from Br. concerning your late writings in the Quincy whig, and understanding thereby that the church in general at were rather uneasy concerning these matters we have thought best to consider the matter of course, and accordingly being in council on Saturday last, the subject was introduced, and discussed at some length, when an answer to ’s letter was agreed to, and sanctioned by the Council, which answer I expect will be published, and of course you will have an opportunity to see it. It will be seen by that letter that we do not [p. 13]
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