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Letter from Parley P. Pratt, 24 October 1841

from one to two hundred Saints on board, with Patriarch Peter Melling at their head.
The Saints in this country are generally Rejoicing, and filled with the testimony of Jesus. Great zeal is manifested by the officers in general, of which there is probibly more than one thousand. we are increasing in Numbers and in Gifts and blessings. New Branches of the Church are rising in many places, and great additions made to the old ones. Manchester and vicinity has poured forth a stream of emigration for the last 18 months, and still we numbered at our Conference, two weeks ago, near sixteen hundred members, in between one and two hundred officers; all these within one hours journey of manchester. There has been a general time of pruning, we have cut off upwards of 100 members from this Conferene in a few months; this causes the young and tender Branches to grow with double vigour.— I now come to the principal subject for which I write this letter, viz. the Temple of the Lord

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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The Lord enabled us to send about sixty dollars in Gold by Elder Fielding

26 Mar. 1797–19 Dec. 1863. Farmer. Born at Honeydon, Bedfordshire, England. Son of John Fielding and Rachel Ibbotson. Immigrated to Upper Canada, 1832. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt, 21 May 1836, in Black Creek, Charleton Settlement (near Toronto...

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; this was mostly subscribed by two or three individuals. We shall probibly send as much more by the Ship Chaos, in care of Peter Melling. [p. [2]]
from one to two hundred Saints on board, with  Patriarch Peter Melling at their head.
The Saints in this country are generally  Rejoicing, and filled with the testimony of Jesus.  Great zeal is manifested by the officers in general,  of which there is probibly more than one thousand.  we are increasing in Numbers and in Gifts and  blessings. New Branches of the Church are rising  in many places, and great additions made to the  old ones. Manchester and vicinity has poured  forth a stream of emigration for the last 18  months, and still we numbered on at our Conference , two weeks ago, near sixteen hundred members,  in between one and two hundred officers;  all these with<in> one hours journey of manchester.  There has been a general time of pruning, we  have cut off upwards of 100 members from this  Conferene in a few months; this causes the  young and tender Branches to grow with  double vigour.— I now come to the  principal subject for which I write this letter,  viz. the Temple of the Lord

JS revelation, dated Jan. 1841, commanded Saints to build temple and hotel (Nauvoo House). Cornerstone laid, 6 Apr. 1841. Saints volunteered labor, money, and other resources for temple construction. Construction directed by committee, which included Reynolds...

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The Lord enabled us to send about sixty dollars  in Gold by Elder Fielding

26 Mar. 1797–19 Dec. 1863. Farmer. Born at Honeydon, Bedfordshire, England. Son of John Fielding and Rachel Ibbotson. Immigrated to Upper Canada, 1832. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt, 21 May 1836, in Black Creek, Charleton Settlement (near Toronto...

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; this was mostly sub scribed by two or three individuals. We shall  probibly send as much more by the Ship Chaos,  in care of Peter Melling. [p. [2]]
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Parley P. Pratt

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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, Letter, Manchester, England, to JS, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, 24 Oct. 1841; handwriting of Parley P. Pratt

12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857. Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author. Born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Traveled west with brother William to acquire land, 1823....

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; four pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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