Petition from George B. Wallace and Others and Letter from John E. Page, 30 October 1843
, Jacob C. Phelps, Ananias McAllester, Ezra Bickford, John Hardy, Oliver H. Dudley, F. Wilson, and others, Petition, , Suffolk Co., MA; to JS and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, , Hancock Co., IL, 30 Oct. 1843; handwriting presumably of Jacob C. Phelps or Ananias MacAllester; signature of presumably in the handwriting of Jacob C. Phelps; signatures of Jacob C. Phelps, Ananias McAllester, Ezra Bickford, John Hardy, Oliver H. Dudley, and F. Wilson; , Letter, , Suffolk Co., MA, to “Bretheren” (including JS) , Hancock Co., IL, ca. 30 Oct. 1843; handwriting of ; dockets in handwriting of and ; three pages; JS Collection, CHL.
To President Joseph Smith and the High Council of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints at
WE the members of the Branch of said Church in , Massachusetts.
That Elder one of the Twelve Apostles, has for the last six weeks been labouring in the cause of Christ in this place with very good success. Through his instrumentality many have been led to obey the Gospel of Christ, and it is our firm conviction that if he can be allowed to remain among us during the Ensuing Winter he will be the means of Accomplishing a great work. Large numbers are constantly in attendence at his meetings, and very many Candidly investigating the Doctrine he so ably preaches. He is unusually zealous in advocating the divine mission of Brother Joseph Smith and the truth of the Book of Mormon, which we believe has had a very good effect—
Not only the Saints, but the Inhabitants of generally, as well as the neighboring [p. ]