We have many things we would gladly say to you did time permit, & were we not afraid of wearying your patience, but, brethren, bear with us a little further, we beseech of you, for we want to tell you a little of what we have done, & ask a few question, & for your patience you shall have our feeble prayers that our heavenly father will multiply his blessings unto you.
According to council we have gathered from different parts of England & Scotland, more than 600 of the <a company of the> Brethren, most of whom are very poor <and sisters> who are now in ready to sail for on Monday next. Most of them are very poor; Those who had money have given most of it to help those who had need, but as this was not sufficient; we, seeing the poverty & distress of some families, have made use of our own credit, <among the brothers> to carry them along with the rest, It was the decision of the in July that should lead this company to , & he goes accordingly.—
Brethren, our hearts are pained with the poverty & misery of this people. & we have done all we could to help as many off as possible, to a land where they may get a morsel of bread, & serve God according to his appointment; & we have done it cheerfully as unto the Lord, & we desire to ask you have we done right? Or is it <a> right principle, for us to act upon, to involve ourselves, to help the Lords poor <saints> to Zion?
We have heard by the bye that Brothers Joseph & are coming to England next season. Is this good news true? May we look for you? [p. 10]