a school, called the , and receive that instruction which the Lord designs they should receive, we may all dispare of ob taining the great blessing that God has promised to the faithful of the ; therefore it is as important, as our salvation, that we obey this, above mentioned command, as well as all of the of the Lord.
Therefore, brethren, we write this epistle to you, to stir up your minds to make that exertion which the Lord requires of you, to lend a temporal aid in these things above written; and in order that you may know how to conduct the business, we will relate what we have done, and are doing here.
We have met in , and agreed to form a subscription and circulate through the churches; and also appointed , , and a committe to superintend this business, viz, of circulating subscriptions, to establish a fund to build a , and to aid the to attend this school; and subscriptions are now in circula tion among us, and our heavenly Father is opening the hearts of our brethren, beyond the expectation of many;
and not one brother among us, as yet, refuses to exert himself to do something as a temporal means to bring about the establishing of this house and school; and we say, May our heavenly Father open your hearts also, that you, with us, may gather together something to aid as a temporal ben efit.
Probably you had better call the officers of the church immediately together, and appoint some one to circulate a subscription, that each individual, after signing, may have a sufficient time to make preparations to pay what they sign, for it will be necessary, [p. 298]