Letter from Parley P. Pratt, between 23 and 27 September 1842

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To the and the [Quorum of the] , Greeting.
Dear Brethrn, I have ownly time to say we are all well and in good Spirits, and I am coming to Zion with my family as soon as next Spring. if God will. A great fire has just occured in . Burni[n]g ovre Six Acres of Ware hases [warehouses] foull [full] of cotten turpentine, etc. Some 20 ship loads of Cotton have been consumed, or rather is nowe Consuming, for the firse [fire] is still at its health height, and looks like a [b]urning mountain, at evening Ill[umin]ating the whole town. Distress is unparalleled in this whole country. But the Saints are geting out we send 3 ships this month. Corouded [Crowded] with emigrants for . first , 2d , 3d .
has arived safe, also
I thank you for all your kind Letters, but have not time to answer them. as eever,
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To the and the [Quorum of the] , Greeting.
Dear Brethrn, I have ownly time to say we are all well and in good Spirits, and I am coming to Zion with my family as soon as next Spring. if God will. A great fire has just occured in . Burning ovre Six Acres of Ware hases [warehouses] foull [full] of cotten turpentine, etc. Some 20 ship loads of Cotton have been consumed, or rather is nowe Consuming, for the firse [fire] is still at its height, and looks like a burning mountain, at evening Illuminating the whole town. Distress is unparalleled in this whole country. But the Saints are geting out we send 3 ships this month. Corouded [Crowded] with emigrants for . first , 2d , 3d .
has arived safe, also
I thank you for all your kind Letters, but have not time to answer them. as eever,
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