Letter from Thomas Ward and Hiram Clark, 16 March 1843

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We feel that these difficulties might have been avoided, had we had an Agent in to attend to our interests there and regularly to communicate all necessary information.
We have therefore taken the liberty of suggesting the propriety of establishing an agent there, not merely to communicate intelligence to , and receive our Immigrants on landing, but that such agent should also act as a Broker, between the Cotton growers and the Captains, to find cargoes for Ships; by which we should exercise an influence that would be extremely beneficial to the Church,— and by which funds to a considerable amount might be realized to forward the purposes of the Lord in the building of his houses, and in the establishing of Zion.
Indeed from what we know of business of late, we believe that had an agency been established some time ago we might have realized not far from [p. [2]]
We feel that these difficulties might have been avoided, had we had an Agent in to attend to our interests there and regularly to communicate all necessary information.
We have therefore taken the liberty of suggesting the propriety of establishing an agent there, not merely to communicate intelligence to , and receive our Immigrants on landing, but that such agent should also act as a Broker, between the Cotton growers and the Captains, to find cargoes for Ships; by which we should exercise an influence that would be extremely beneficial to the Church,— and by which funds to a considerable amount might be realized to forward the purposes of the Lord in the building of his houses, and in the establishing of Zion.
Indeed from what we know of business of late, we believe that had an agency been established some time ago we might have realized not far from [p. [2]]
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