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Letter from Brigham Young and Willard Richards, 5 September 1840

Letter from Brigham Young and Willard Richards, 5 September 1840

Star office 149. oldham Road
Manchester, End.
Sept 5th 1840
Beloved of the Lord and of his saints;
We esteem it a great privilege to  be permitted to address you on paper, while we are far  separated from you in a land of Strangers, or perhaps  we might say with propriety, the land of our forefathers;  but be this as it may, it, is, indeed, a land of strangers  to us, only so far as we have began to become acquainted  with the inhabitants, by a few months or years travels among  them, The time <of> our acquaintance is but short at the longest,  but when we contemplate our absence from our homes &  kindred, & especially from the society of those who are over  us in the Lord, whose faces we delight to look upon, &  whose councils we are ever glad to receive, & rejoice in  following the time seems to be prolonged; & while we  remain in this situation we hope you will not think us  burdensome, if we trouble you occasionally to read our  thoughts, & answer us a few questions, or many, even as  many as is wisdom in God you should answer, for if we  ask those which are improper, it shall be on account of  our ignorance, therefore we pray you forgive us. We desire  not to council you in any, but to be counseled by you, for  it is the desire of our hearts to do the will of God in all  things, & we feel our own weekness & insufficiency for the [p. [1]]
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