from one to two
hundred Saints on board, with Patriarch Peter
Melling at their head.
The Saints in this country are generally Rejoicing, and filled with the testimony of Jesus. Great zeal is manifested by the officers in general, of which there is probibly more than one thousand. we are increasing in Numbers and in Gifts and blessings. New Branches of the Church are rising in many places, and great additions made to the old ones. Manchester and vicinity has poured forth a stream of emigration for the last 18 months, and still we numbered on at our Conference , two weeks ago, near sixteen hundred members, in between one and two hundred officers; all these with<in> one hours journey of manchester. There has been a general time of pruning, we have cut off upwards of 100 members from this Conferene in a few months; this causes the young and tender Branches to grow with double vigour.— I now come to the principal subject for which I write this letter, viz. the !
The Lord enabled us to send about sixty dollars in Gold by ; this was mostly sub scribed by two or three
individuals. We shall probibly send as much more by the Ship Chaos, in care of Peter Melling. [p. ]