Letter from Orson Hyde, 25 April 1844

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given shall abate my zeal to drive the matter through, but I have given the opinion for your benefit, that your indulgence of the hope that congress will do something for us may not cause you to delay any important action.
There is already a government established in to some extent, magistrates have been chosen by the people &c. This on the South of the Columbia North of that river, the Hudson bay company occupy. There is some good county in , but a great deal of sandy barren desert. I have seen a gentleman who has been there, and also in .
The most of the settlers in and are our old enemies, the mobocrats of
If, however, the settlement of or be determined upon, the sooner the move is made the better, and I would not advise any delay for the action of our government; for there is such a jealousy of our rising power already, that government will do nothing to favour us. If the saints possess the Kingdom, I think they will have to take it, and the sooner it is done, the more easily it will is accomplished.
Your superior wisdom must determine whether to go to , to , or to remain within these , and send forth the most efficient <​men to​> build up Churches, and let them remain for the time being, and [p. 6]
given shall abate my zeal to drive the matter through, but I have given the opinion for your benefit, that your indulgence of the hope that congress will do something for us may not cause you to delay any important action.
There is already a government established in to some extent, magistrates have been chosen by the people &c. This on the South of the Columbia North of that river, the Hudson bay company occupy. There is some good county in , but a great deal of sandy barren desert. I have seen a gentleman who has been there, and also in .
The most of the settlers in and are our old enemies, the mobocrats of
If, however, the settlement of or be determined upon, the sooner the move is made the better, and I would not advise any delay for the action of our government; for there is such a jealousy of our rising power already, that government will do nothing to favour us. If the saints possess the Kingdom, I think they will have to take it, and the sooner it is done, the more easily it is accomplished.
Your superior wisdom must determine whether to go to , to , or to remain within these , and send forth the most efficient men to build up Churches, and let them remain for the time being, and [p. 6]
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