on a years credit, from three and a half to $10,20
per Acre, making our first <July
7 Letter Continued.> school fund five thousand and seventy dollars!! Land
cannot be had round town now much less than $10. per acre. Our
numbers increase daily, and, notwithstanding the season has
been cold and backward, no one has lacked a meal, or went hungry.
Provisions have risen, but not as high as our accounts Say they are abroad. Public notice has been
given by the mob in , north of us,
for the Mormons to leave that county by the first of August, and go into . Our
enemies will not slumber, till Satan knows the bigness of his lot.
Our town gains some, we have about one hundred buildings, 8 of
which are stores. If the brethren abroad are wise, and will come on
with means, and help enter the land and populate the , and
build the , we shall soon have one of the most precious
spots on the Globe. God Grant that it may be so. Of late, we
receive little news from you and we think much of that is
exagerated, as ever, . N.B. Please say
in your Messenger and Advocate, “A Post office has been
established at , Caldwell County,
The same day
the Garrick passed the Banks of Newfoundland.
previous to this I resigned my office in the “ Safety Society” disposed of my interest
therein, and withdrew from the insti tution: being fully aware,
after so long an experiment, that no institution of the kind,
established upon just and righteous principles, for a blessing not
only to the church, but the whole nation, would be suffered to
continue its operations in such an age of darkness, speculation,
and Wickedness. All Banks throughout the , one <Situation
of the World.> after another, suspended specie payment, and gold
and silver rose in value in direct ratio with the depreciation of
paper currency The great pressure in the money market was is felt in England, as well
as , and bread stuffs are every where
high: the season has been cool, wet, and backward.
Mexico, unwilling to acknowledge the
inde pendence of Texas, considers her
inhabitants as rebellious subjects. Spain is
divided against herself, wasting her blood and treasure in her own
destruction. Portugal is rapidly exhausting
her resources in princely lux uries. Poland has lost her rank among the Nations. to gratify the
am bition of Nicholas, the Russian Autocrat.
The Government of Buenos- Ayres has declared
war against Peru, and nearly all the Republics
of South America are mingled in the strife:
While the Indians continue their depredations on the inhabitants of
Florida. Trouble and distress are the
grand topics of conversation amongst politi cians, merchants,
mechanics, and demagogues; and crimes. mis demeanors. and
casualties, occupy a large space in the public Journals.
16–23 July 1837 • Sunday–Sunday
<16> Sunday July 16th. preached on the Quarter Deck of the Garrick
concerning the prophecies; The cabin passengers listened with
attention and were particularly affected during prayer.— Also a
little child, belonging to some of the steerage passengers, that
was sick until it was considered hopeless, was healed by <the
power of God> laying its <his> hands on it secretly.
<18> On the 18th the Garrick entered
St Georges channel in sight of
Cape Clear. [p. 764]