Letterbook 2

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best to pay the 2d payment if possible say 6500 $ certainly as soon as the  10th day of May as the farm is worth considerable to raise grain on this  season &c. if any thing is done it must be done soon & if you can get  the money (say 6500 $) deposit it in Bank and send a check or  something that will we can sell to Geauga Bank we want you to write  us immediately that we may know your feelings—
in haste but yours truly
P.S. just called on me and says he yet has doubts as  to its being perfectly safe for you to come back immediately in consequence  of some reports he has heard this morning & he thinks best you should  learn of the Lord as to returning, but send us all the money possible  to pay for farms &c as it is supposed to be important that we keep  all the land we can.—
If & Joseph have left your place please  forward this to them immediately.
Mr
Wayne County N.Y.

Letter, Thomas B. Marsh and David W. Patten to Parley P. Pratt • 10 May 1837

& , Apostles of Jesus Crhist Christ to  who is also an apostle called and chosen of God and anointed.
Dear brother we having heard that you have left for  Toronto Upper Canada & that you intended to leave there soon for England  and having important business which we greatly desire to do with you before  you leave this continent, we hastily write this letter with a hope that  you will meet us in this Summer.
Dear Brother— are we not fellow labourers & fellow sufferers in  the same cause? the same ministry! And in the same apostleship!!!  Will you— Can you— leave this land– our native land for a distant  Island of the sea in such a hasty without consulting, without exchanging  with us the first word upon the subject, No, when you reflect, we think you  will say I cannot, this is an important step, this mission if rightly managed  will be both glorious and sublime. Much depends, very much on the way  and manner in which the glorious gospel is first introduced into that country  then be not hasty, but grant us, or unto me at least to council  you upon this subject, for unto this was I anointed & unto the 12 it [p. 62]
best to pay the 2d payment if possible say 6500 $ certainly as soon as the 10th day of May as the farm is worth considerable to raise grain on this season &c. if any thing is done it must be done soon & if you can get the money (say 6500 $) deposit it in Bank and send a check or something that we can sell to Geauga Bank we want you to write us immediately that we may know your feelings—
in haste but yours truly
P.S. just called on me and says he yet has doubts as to its being perfectly safe for you to come back immediately in consequence of some reports he has heard this morning & he thinks best you should learn of the Lord as to returning, but send us all the money possible to pay for farms &c as it is supposed to be important that we keep all the land we can.—
If & Joseph have left your place please forward this to them immediately.
Mr
Wayne County N.Y.

Letter, Thomas B. Marsh and David W. Patten to Parley P. Pratt • 10 May 1837

& , Apostles of Jesus Christ to who is also an apostle called and chosen of God and anointed.
Dear brother we having heard that you have left for Toronto Upper Canada & that you intended to leave there soon for England and having important business which we greatly desire to do with you before you leave this continent, we hastily write this letter with a hope that you will meet us in this Summer.
Dear Brother— are we not fellow labourers & fellow sufferers in the same cause? the same ministry! And in the same apostleship!!! Will you— Can you— leave this land– our native land for a distant Island of the sea in such a hasty without consulting, without exchanging with us the first word upon the subject, No, when you reflect, we think you will say I cannot, this is an important step, this mission if rightly managed will be both glorious and sublime. Much depends, very much on the way and manner in which the glorious gospel is first introduced into that country then be not hasty, but grant us, or unto me at least to council you upon this subject, for unto this was I anointed & unto the 12 it [p. 62]
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