Letter from Brigham Young, 29 April 1840

friends: I like new friends, but I can not part with my old one’s for them.
Concerning the Hymn book, when  we arrived here, we found the brethren  had laid by their old Hymn books, and  they wanted new ones; for the bible re ligion, and all is new to them. When  I come to learn more about carrying  books into the States, or bringing them  here, I found the duties were so high  that we never should want to bring  books to the States. * * I request one  favor of you, that is, a letter from you,  that I may hear from my old friends.  I trust that I will remain your friend  through life, and in eternity.
As ever,
Brigham Young, letter, Ledbury, England, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 29 Apr. 1840; Times and Seasons, June 1840, pp. 121–122.