Letter from Eli Maginn, 1 and 3 May 1842

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N. H. May 1st. 1842
Prest. Smith
Dear Sir
I avail myself of this oppertunity of addressing this hasty written line to you as I wrote by mail for the “Times and Seasons” and did not forward the Cash having no Bank in this place it makes it rather difficult to transmit Money as it is running too great risk, to forward itt in a letter these times and having an oppertunity of forwarding this by Brother [Bingham] Bement a faithful Brother in the Lord. one who has assisted much in introducing the Gospel in this place noted for Priestcraft and its consequence (Infidelity) and feeling anxious to settle among the Saints I hereby recommend to the fellowship of the Saints as a verry worthy Brother one that is willing to receive and abide Counsel and as such I commend him to you that you may counsel him acording to the dictates of the Holy Spirit also Brother Saml. M. How [Samuel M. Howe] whose character is the same as the former.
I have by the Grace of God, thro’ the assistance of the Holy Spirit succeeded most effectually in breaking thro’ the Sullen mist of Priestcraft and Error— raised the ensign of truth which floats triumphant above the fabled Creeds and Dogmas of the age and the same in this place we are Blessed (a rather poor Blessing however <​, if a Blessing it is,​>) with 5 Sects in this place but they say they all are agreed, and I don’t feel disposed to dispute it now for I think they are about as much as Herod and Pilate when their gain was likely to cease [p. [1]]
N. H. May 1st. 1842
Prest. Smith
Dear Sir
I avail myself of this oppertunity of addressing this hasty written line to you as I wrote by mail for the “Times and Seasons” and did not forward the Cash having no Bank in this place it makes it rather difficult to transmit Money as it is running too great risk, to forward itt in a letter these times and having an oppertunity of forwarding this by Brother Bingham Bement a faithful Brother in the Lord. one who has assisted much in introducing the Gospel in this place noted for Priestcraft and its consequence (Infidelity) and feeling anxious to settle among the Saints I hereby recommend to the fellowship of the Saints as a verry worthy Brother one that is willing to receive and abide Counsel and as such I commend him to you that you may counsel him acording to the dictates of the Holy Spirit also Brother Saml. M. How [Samuel M. Howe] whose character is the same as the former.
I have by the Grace of God, thro’ the assistance of the Holy Spirit succeeded most effectually in breaking thro’ the Sullen mist of Priestcraft and Error— raised the ensign of truth which floats triumphant above the fabled Creeds and Dogmas of the age and the same in this place we are Blessed (a rather poor Blessing however , if a Blessing it is,) with 5 Sects in this place but they say they all are agreed, and I don’t feel disposed to dispute it now for I think they are about as much as Herod and Pilate when their gain was likely to cease [p. [1]]
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