, July 14th, 1840.
To the saints of the Crooked Creek Branch, Greeting:
Having taken into consideration the subject of the propriety of establishing a at Crooked Creek, as request ed in the resolutions of said , dated July 7th, 1840, signed by John A. Hicks and Clerk.
We have to say that we approve of the proceedings of the branch, and that their resolutions are in accordance with our views and feelings, and the sentiments adduced at the last April .
Therefore this may certify that the members of the , residing at the Crooked creek branch, are authorized to establish a stake agreeable to their request; and that they select such a lo cation as they may think best adapted for that purpose.
In order to carry into effect this ob ject, it will be necessary to appoint a to transact business for said stake, which appointment will be left to the decision of said branch.
The will some one of them attend as soon as convenient to organize the stake, and give such in structions to the saints as may be wis dom.
JOSEPH SMITH, jun.
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