Letter from Lyman Wight and Heber C. Kimball, 19–24 June 1844

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ask. they wish to be rememberd to the prophet and family, and so do all the Saints in this place at this time and are now determind to uphold you by their prayers in all things. I must confess this was not the Case when we came here with all, I we lament that it is too much the case that the Twelve often find their way hedged up by the presiding Elders endeavouring to Exalt them and themselves and debasing us, but you will find it different with your case in , for we have exalted you. to the height of your station knowing when you get there you will exalt us, your influence in this place now would be unlimited We have <​come​> to the conclusion to make a definite rule to take all the Elders that exalt of themselves at your expence and the Twelve, to either Send them home or give them a mission to the <​Van​> Demons’ Land [Van Diemen's Land, Australia] to preach the Gospel the to the convicts in that place, as we <​have​> prejudices broken down now effectually— we have good times and could have better if we had you and and two or three others to help us out.— we shall finish this after Conferences Conference at Wilmington [p. 11]
ask. they wish to be rememberd to the prophet and family, and so do all the Saints in this place at this time and are now determind to uphold you by their prayers in all things. I must confess this was not the Case when we came here with all, we lament that it is too much the case that the Twelve often find their way hedged up by the presiding Elders endeavouring to Exalt themselves and debasing us, but you will find it different with your case in , for we have exalted you. to the height of your station knowing when you get there you will exalt us, your influence in this place now would be unlimited We have come to the conclusion to make a definite rule to take all the Elders that exalt themselves at your expence and the Twelve, to either Send them home or give them a mission to the Van Demons’ Land [Van Diemen's Land, Australia] to preach the Gospel to the convicts in that place, as we have prejudices broken down now effectually— we have good times and could have better if we had you and and two or three others to help us out.— we shall finish this after Conference at Wilmington [p. 11]
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