Letter from Reuben Hedlock, 10–21 January 1844

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Since the general conference up to the pressent time there has about 1514 Souls Emigrated Leaving some where Near 8500 Still in the Brittish Island the increase has Been for <​a Little over​> two years Past some where about 4619 Souls out of which 2419 have Emigrated to Now I wish you would informe me how Long I have got to stop in at the Same Ratioe of increase and Emigration to ship all the poor Saints to as you state in the Credentials you gave me as they are all poor that have the Gospel preached [4 words illegible] Receive it—
I Beg the priveldge of Asking a Council of you Because I need it and if it please you to give it I shal Receeeve it thankfuly and abide by the same that is would it Be wisdom for my family to Come to me or not I can get them Here with Little Expence and I have instructed my wife to ask you (in my Letter to Her) you will Be so Kind as to inform her what will Be Best for her to do and she with my self will cheerfuly abide your dessision I we have shiped 208 Souls on the Barque fanny they will Sail on the 22nd. No preventing Providence and the Bearer of this Letter Elder William Kay we have apointed to take the Lead of this Company to the Ship Should have Sailed on the 15 of Jan but owing to Bad management With Fibstung & Walker the Brokers of Whoom We Chartered the Ship by not getting their Freights on bord She is Detained this detention has Cost <​me​> some money to feed the poor Saints while they have Been obliged to stop I Shall now prosead to give you an account of the passengers that I have sent according to your order which are as follows [p. 19]
Since the general conference up to the pressent time there has about 1514 Souls Emigrated Leaving some where Near 8500 Still in the Brittish Island the increase has Been for a Little over two years Past some where about 4619 Souls out of which 2419 have Emigrated to Now I wish you would informe me how Long I have to stop in at the Same Ratioe of increase and Emigration to ship all the poor Saints to as you state in the Credentials you gave me as they are all poor that have the Gospel preached Receive it—
I Beg the priveldge of Asking a Council of you Because I need it and if it please you to give it I shal Receeeve it thankfuly and abide by the same that is would it Be wisdom for my family to Come to me or not I can get them Here with Little Expence and I have instructed my wife to ask you (in my Letter to Her) you will Be so Kind as to inform her what will Be Best for her to do and she with my self will cheerfuly abide your dessision we have shiped 208 Souls on the Barque fanny they will Sail on the 22nd. No preventing Providence and the Bearer of this Letter Elder William Kay we have apointed to take the Lead of this Company to the Ship Should have Sailed on the 15 of Jan but owing to Bad management With Fibstung & Walker the Brokers of Whoom We Chartered the Ship by not getting their Freights on bord She is Detained this detention has Cost me some money to feed the poor Saints while they have Been obliged to stop I Shall now prosead to give you an account of the passengers that I have sent according to your order which are as follows [p. 19]
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