Letter from John E. Page, 2 May 1843

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powerfull impetus to this work— God sendby whome thou wilt is in the language of my soul Isreal must be saved Amen
relative to what I have suggested concerning a press in this I leave it entirely to your council to say yea or nay
Again if you say yea can I be allowed to pledge city property in for the press and its apuratus if I can do— it so say so the press to be considered the property of the Church subject to at all times to the disposal of the Church and its council without reserve
your answer will be looked for as soon as you receive this— please hear us and grant us you[r] council—
And in for you we will ever pray that Peace and prosperity may ever crown your labour and councils in the Lord and his kingdom till all the enemies of the cause [of] truth may be glad <​to​> kiss the very dust of the land of where deliverance is found in the last days and the ministers of christ are crowned with a wreathe <​of​> glory and laurels <​of​> fame as unsulied as the diadems and garments of heaven
your brother and fellow labourer in Christ—
Joseph Smith) [1/4 page blank] [p. [3]]
powerfull impetus to this work— God sendby whome thou wilt is the language of my soul Isreal must be saved Amen
relative to what I have suggested concerning a press in this I leave it entirely to your council to say yea or nay
Again if you say yea can I be allowed to pledge city property in for the press and its apuratus if I can do— so say so the press to be considered the property of the Church subject at all times to the disposal of the Church and its council without reserve
your answer will be looked for as soon as you receive this— please hear us and grant us your council—
And for you we will ever pray that Peace and prosperity may ever crown your labour and councils in the Lord and his kingdom till all the enemies of the cause [of] truth may be glad to kiss the very dust of the land of where deliverance is found in the last days and the ministers of christ are crowned with a wreathe of glory and laurels of fame as unsulied as the diadems and garments of heaven
your brother and fellow labourer in Christ—
Joseph Smith) [1/4 page blank] [p. [3]]
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