Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Stakes have set off in different parts of the country which are  in prospering circumstances. Provisions are much lower than  when you left. Flour is worth about four dollars per bushel barrel;  corn and pottatoes about 25 cents per bushel and other things  in proportion. There has been a very plentiful harvest th[r]ough out the Union.
You will observe, by the Times & Seasons, that we are about  building a for the worship of our God in this place,  preparations are now making, every tenth day is devoted by the  brethren here for quarrying rock &c &c we have secured one  of the most lovely cites for it. that there is in this region of  Country. It is expected to be considerably larger than the  one in and on more magnificent scale and which  will undoubtedly attract the attention of the great men of  the earth.
We have a bill before the legislature for the incorpora tion of the City of and for the establishing of a seminary  of learning and other purposes, which I expect will pass  in a short time
You will also have received intelligence of the death  of my , which event, altho painful to the family and to  the Church generally, yet the sealing testimony of the truth  of the work of the Lord was indeed satisfactory.  succeeds him as patriarch of the Church, according to his last  directions and benedictions
Several persons of eminence and distinction in society  have joined the Church, and become obedient to the faith and  I am happy to inform you, that the work is spreading very  fast on this Continent, some of the brethren are now in , and we expect a large gathering from the south
I have had the pleasure of welcoming about one  hundred brethren of the brethren from England who came  with , the remainder I am informed stop[p]ed  in , not having means to get any further. I think  those that came here this fall did not take the best possible  rout, or the least expensive. Most of the brethren have obtained  employment of one kind or another and appear tolerably well  contented, and seemed disposed to hearken to council.
Brothers & , lately had a letter from Elders   and in London which gave us information [p. 194]
Stakes have set off in different parts of the country which are in prospering circumstances. Provisions are much lower than when you left. Flour is worth about four dollars per barrel; corn and pottatoes about 25 cents per bushel and other things in proportion. There has been a very plentiful harvest throughout the Union.
You will observe, by the Times & Seasons, that we are about building a for the worship of our God in this place, preparations are now making, every tenth day is devoted by the brethren here for quarrying rock &c &c we have secured one of the most lovely cites for it. that there is in this region of Country. It is expected to be considerably larger than the one in and on more magnificent scale and which will undoubtedly attract the attention of the great men of the earth.
We have a bill before the legislature for the incorporation of the City of and for the establishing of a seminary of learning and other purposes, which I expect will pass in a short time
You will also have received intelligence of the death of my , which event, altho painful to the family and to the Church generally, yet the sealing testimony of the truth of the work of the Lord was indeed satisfactory. succeeds him as patriarch of the Church, according to his last directions and benedictions
Several persons of eminence and distinction in society have joined the Church, and become obedient to the faith and I am happy to inform you, that the work is spreading very fast on this Continent, some of the brethren are now in , and we expect a large gathering from the south
I have had the pleasure of welcoming about one hundred brethren of the brethren from England who came with , the remainder I am informed stopped in , not having means to get any further. I think those that came here this fall did not take the best possible rout, or the least expensive. Most of the brethren have obtained employment of one kind or another and appear tolerably well contented, and seemed disposed to hearken to council.
Brothers & , lately had a letter from Elders and in London which gave us information [p. 194]
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