Letter from Erastus Snow, 22 June 1842

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June 22d ’42
President Joseph Smith Dear Sir
I forwardeded a long letter to you not long since containing the minutes of our conference in and since then I have written another to the twelve or to .
I intimated that I should forwarded some money for the by Mr Alley of Lynn. He and his family or rather wife and one daughter is about to start to . The Saints in are mostly Mechanics and times are very dull and money allmost out of the question with the labouring classes. but if they could work on the or give such things as they get for their labour they would gladly do it. however as every little helps a little I forward what little I have got and considerable more is subscribed to be sent some future time when collected The followineg you will please enter in the books to the credit of the donors and notice in the Times & Seasons the receipt of my letter and the money and also the receipt of the letter and $34. I sent the latter part of April by Benj. Riter of Pa. which as yet I have not heard from. I wish you to tell the recorder to attend to acknowledging such these receipts if you cannot have time to do it yourself, my only reason is for the satisfaction of the donors that I have forwarded the amount and you have received it &c The following donars all belong to the branch
Abigail Gray 4,00 Nathaniel Ashby 20,00 4,12½
John Low 5,00 Hyrum K. Bryant. 1,00 Clara Homiston
George Alley 1,00 Samuel Scriggins 1,00 6 silver teaspoons
Lyman Homiston 1,00 Augusta Cob 5,00 Total 38,00 & 6 spoons
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June 22d ’42
President Joseph Smith Dear Sir
I forwardeded a long letter to you not long since containing the minutes of our conference in and since then I have written another to the twelve or to .
I intimated that I should forward some money for the by Mr Alley of Lynn. He and his family or rather wife and one daughter is about to start to . The Saints in are mostly Mechanics and times are very dull and money allmost out of the question with the labouring classes. but if they could work on the or give such things as they get for their labour they would gladly do it. however as every little helps a little I forward what little I have got and considerable more is subscribed to be sent some future time when collected The followineg you will please enter in the books to the credit of the donors and notice in the Times & Seasons the receipt of my letter and the money and also the receipt of the letter and $34. I sent the latter part of April by Benj. Riter of Pa. which as yet I have not heard from. I wish you to tell the recorder to attend to acknowledging these receipts if you cannot have time to do it yourself, my only reason is for the satisfaction of the donors that I have forwarded the amount and you have received it &c The following donars all belong to the branch
Abigail Gray 4,00 Nathaniel Ashby 20,00
John Low 5,00 Hyrum K. Bryant. 1,00 Clara Homiston
George Alley 1,00 Samuel Scriggins 1,00 6 silver teaspoons
Lyman Homiston 1,00 Augusta Cob 5,00 Total 38,00 & 6 spoons
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