Letter from Eli Maginn, 1 and 3 May 1842

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near half this ammt. [amount] was for the I stated in it not to send back Nos. but the Subs[cribe]rs. would like to commence with “the Record of Abraham” the names of the Last ar[e] as follows viz
J Saunders. C[harles] W. Thompson, one year $ 4.00
E. W. Clark, W. M. Powers, Six Months 2.00
$ 6.00
I shall enclose the Money in this Letter I shall forward $25.00 for the it is like the widows might <​mite​> but I hope soon to be able to send more the Saints will also endeavor to do something this week I visit Lowell City the largest manufact’ City in the I have preached within 1½ miles before 4 to 5 discourses and 9 have obeyd. my friends have hired the City Hall the most splendid and popular in the place I shall deliver a Course of Lectures of 2 weeks every evening Elder Knopp the Baptist protracting Machine has just left I think people have Chaff enough to have some wheat there is the greatest excitement in this Country that was ever known The priest are verry busy tacking up the Bands, But they dont hold, they “Burst” I humbly request an interest in your prayers in common with all Saints for I feel that great responsibility rests upon me That I need much meekness and humility to teach this people (who now are a great people) as I have severall Hundred under my charge a part of the time If it was not entirely among the “impossibles” I should request you to write to me, as I am alone (and (yet not alone) will some of the 12 or Councillors write to me
in great haste with Respect [p. [3]]
near half this ammt. [amount] was for the I stated in it not to send back Nos. but the Subscribers. would like to commence with “the Record of Abraham” the names of the Last are as follows viz
J Saunders. Charles W. Thompson, one year $ 4.00
E. W. Clark, W. M. Powers, Six Months 2.00
$ 6.00
I shall enclose the Money in this Letter I shall forward $25.00 for the it is like the widows mite but I hope soon to be able to send more the Saints will also endeavor to do something this week I visit Lowell City the largest manufact’ City in the I have preached within 1½ miles before 4 to 5 discourses and 9 have obeyd. my friends have hired the City Hall the most splendid and popular in the place I shall deliver a Course of Lectures of 2 weeks every evening Elder Knopp the Baptist protracting Machine has just left I think people have Chaff enough to have some wheat there is the greatest excitement in this Country that was ever known The priest are verry busy tacking up the Bands, But they dont hold, they “Burst” I humbly request an interest in your prayers in common with all Saints for I feel that great responsibility rests upon me That I need much meekness and humility to teach this people (who now are a great people) as I have severall Hundred under my charge a part of the time If it was not entirely among the “impossibles” I should request you to write to me, as I am alone (and (yet not alone) will some of the 12 or Councillors write to me
in great haste with Respect [p. [3]]
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