Petition from James B. Nicholson and Others, 22 April 1842

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April 22nd. 1842
To Bro Joseph Smith President of the Church of Latter-Day-Saints.
We the undersigned Petitioners, members of the Church of Latter Day Saints at , respectfully represent, that inasmuch as there has been some difficulties in our Church, in this for some few months past (as you doubtless are aware) and through those difficulties, since the Conference has closed and others have caused the place of worship in Third Street where we have been worshiping to be closed, <​thus​> compelling those that wish to hear the Gospel Preached to attend in Chestnut St much to our inconvenience and the inconvenience of others that are enquiring the way to Zion. Therefore your Petitioners would respectfully ask, that a Church may be organized in the North part of the City of (in the part of the city where the most of us reside) seperate and distinct from any other, in order that the Good work may still continue to prosper with us, and in order to have the word of God dispensed among us, We would present to your favourable notice Elder Wm. Wharton who has been serving us without pay, ever since left us, to our entire satisfaction: and the satisfaction of others who are enquiring the way of Life. If those favours are granted they shall be held in gratefull remembrance by the subscribers untill we can make it convenient to remove to the Land of rest prepared for the people of the Lord, for which we will ever pray &C
Sign’d.
. Chas. Snyder
Sabina Ewens Wm. N. West Jacob G. Baker
Elizabeth Ditterline Sarah ann Hayes Eliza. Baker
Elizabeth Hayes James Larson Susanna Webester
lydia snyder John Bates T. Wilson
Eliza Nicholson Mary Bates C T Snyder
Adelaide Nicholson Jane Bates Nathan Hayes
Elizabeth Johnson
Catharine Ditterline Thomas Allen Charles Johnson
Elizabeth Clark Margaret Allen Charles Ditterline
Sarah C Owen Mrs Frost Mary C Owen
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April 22nd. 1842
To Bro Joseph Smith President of the Church of Latter-Day-Saints.
We the undersigned Petitioners, members of the Church of Latter Day Saints at , respectfully represent, that inasmuch as there has been some difficulties in our Church, in this for some few months past (as you doubtless are aware) and through those difficulties, since the Conference has closed and others have caused the place of worship in Third Street where we have been worshiping to be closed, thus compelling those that wish to hear the Gospel Preached to attend in Chestnut St much to our inconvenience and the inconvenience of others that are enquiring the way to Zion. Therefore your Petitioners would respectfully ask, that a Church may be organized in the North part of the City of (in the part of the city where the most of us reside) seperate and distinct from any other, in order that the Good work may still continue to prosper with us, and in order to have the word of God dispensed among us, We would present to your favourable notice Elder Wm. Wharton who has been serving us without pay, ever since left us, to our entire satisfaction: and the satisfaction of others who are enquiring the way of Life. If those favours are granted they shall be held in gratefull remembrance by the subscribers untill we can make it convenient to remove to the Land of rest prepared for the people of the Lord, for which we will ever pray &C
Sign’d.
. Chas. Snyder
Sabina Ewens Wm. N. West Jacob G. Baker
Elizabeth Ditterline Sarah ann Hayes Eliza. Baker
Elizabeth Hayes Susanna Webester
lydia snyder John Bates T. Wilson
Eliza Nicholson Mary Bates C T Snyder
Adelaide Nicholson Jane Bates Nathan Hayes
Elizabeth Johnson
Catharine Ditterline Thomas Allen Charles Johnson
Elizabeth Clark Margaret Allen Charles Ditterline
Sarah C Owen Mrs Frost Mary C Owen
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