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Letter from Samuel Bent and George W. Harris, 23 September 1840

Letter from Samuel Bent and George W. Harris, 23 September 1840

and persevering & successful in the business whereunto  he was sent. He has gained the confidence of the gent.  with whom he has been transacting business in the city, &  has has done honor to the cause of Christ and his church  of Latter Day Saints. We can further say to you, brethren,  We think the course he has taken and our united exer tions with him has established the credit of the church  of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in this place, (I  mean as to business transactions,) to that extent that we  can obtain any amt of Paper. Type and other materials  requisite to carry on the printing business to a large  extent and upon terms that will warrant us success.
We therefore shall go on with renewed courage and  zeal trusting in the Lord to prepare the way before us,  and we feel to ask your prayers that God peradventure  may expand the minds of the saints abroad, that they  may be able to comprehend the magnitude of the work  which we so much desire to accomplish, which, in all  probability, will induce them to donate with alacrity.
Bro J[ohn] E. Page is preaching with the manifestations  of the spirit, and power in this place and with consid erable success. We think [when] brother Page leaves the city  of Cincinatti the inhabitants thereof will be left without  excuse for not receiving the Gospel of Jesus Christ &  his garments clear from their blood in the day of Judg ement. Accept our love and best wishes.
Yours in the bonds of the New & Everlasting Cov.
Samuel Bent,
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Samuel Bent and George W. Harris, letter, Cincinnati, OH, to JS. Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith, Nauvoo, IL, 23 Sept. 1840; handwriting of Howard Coray; in JS Letterbook 2, pp. 179–180; JS Collection, CHL.

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