, Letter, , Allegheny Co., PA, to the First Presidency (including JS) and Quorum of the Twelve, , Hancock Co., IL, 2 May 1843; handwriting of ; dockets and notation in handwriting of ; three pages; JS Collection, CHL.
May 2d /43
To the first Presidency and the twelve of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
Dear and Beloved Bretheren in the Lord— I have not yet heard from the last Special Confrence except a sketch in the Wasp of April the 12— I know not how you have disposed of me whether you allow me to continue in this or not
However I understand by report by some Elders going Eastward that you allow me to continue here yet for a while If so I am willing to do so— If I am other wise disposed of my whole soul says follow the head anyhow— IGod I know that God and his Church Authorities will do right and require nothing unreasonable or not right— and in all cases are compitent to give reightous Council in all matters that concern the the temporal and spiritual intrest of the kingdom of God—
Therefore I wish to suggest to your consideration the Ide[a] of the propriety of establishing a printing press <in this > to issue a Small Pen[n]y sheet or other wise as we are able; treating on on the subject of our religion and the temporal intrest of the Church— I am fully Satisfyed that if you in your superior wisdom should see fit proper to favour us with your assent and faith and confidence to enter into such a measure, that there is tallent enough in the church in this to render the Press respectfull—
There is many individuals that would give their suport to a Paper here that will not [p. ]