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Letter from Brigham Young and Willard Richards, 5 September 1840

Shall we gather up all the saints we can & come over with them next spring?
Have we done right in Printing a hymn book?
Are we doing right in Printing the book of Mormon?
Are we doing right in staying here & leaving our families to be a burden to the Church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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We have sent some of our paper to America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, is this Right?
When the Book of Mormon is completed, will it be best for any one to carry any of them to America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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Shall we print the doctrine & Covenants here or not? or will the D. & C. be printed & go to the nations, as it now is or not? or will it be revised & printed for the nations?
Shall we send all we can to america

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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next season & stay here ourselves?
What is the Lords will concerning Br. Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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? Shall he take his family to America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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next season? or shall he tary here with them awhile longer? what shall he do?—
We have lately visited a museum, where we saw an E. Mummy, on the head stone &c are many ancient & curious characters, & we asked the privilege of copying them for translation but have not received an answer, yet,
Shall we copy them & send them to you for translation

To produce a new text through a revelatory, rather than scholarly, process, by the “gift and power of God.” In the Book of Mormon, the ancient prophet Mosiah translated records into his own language using “interpreters,” or “two stones which was fastened ...

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Finally, Brethren, how long must we be deprived the company of our Dear Brethren whom we Love, for this works sake, & we feel that it is our privilege to love those who are willing to lay down their lives for the Brethren [p. 11]
Shall we gather up all the saints we  can & come over <with them> next spring?
Have we done right in Printing a hymn book?
Are we doing right in Printing the book of Mormon?
Are we doing right in staying here to leave  & leaving our families to be a burden to the C[hurch]

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

View Glossary
?
We have sent <some of> our paper to America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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, is this Right?
When the Book of Mormon is completed, will it  be best for any one to carry any of them to America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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?
Shall we print the doctrine & Covenants here or  not? or will the D. & C. be printed & go to the  nations, as it now is or not? or will it be  revised & printed for the nations?
Shall we send all we can to america

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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next  season & stay here ourselves?
What is the Lords will concerning Br. [Willard] Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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?  Shall he take his family to America

North American constitutional republic. Constitution ratified, 17 Sept. 1787. Population in 1805 about 6,000,000; in 1830 about 13,000,000; and in 1844 about 20,000,000. Louisiana Purchase, 1803, doubled size of U.S. Consisted of seventeen states at time ...

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next season? or  shall he tary here with them awhile longer? what shall  he do?—
We have lately visited a museum, where we  saw an E. Mummy, on the head stone &c are many  ancient <& curious> characters, & we asked the privilege of copying  them for translation but have not received an answer, yet,
Shall we copy them & send them to you for  translation

To produce a new text through a revelatory, rather than scholarly, process, by the “gift and power of God.” In the Book of Mormon, the ancient prophet Mosiah translated records into his own language using “interpreters,” or “two stones which was fastened ...

View Glossary
?
Finally, Brethren, how long must we be deprived  the company of our Dear Brethren whom we Love, for this  works sake, & we feel that it is our privilege to  love those who are willing to lay down their lives for the Brethren [p. 11]
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