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 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!
The Lord enabled us to send about sixty dollars  in Gold by Elder Fielding; 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]]
Parley P. Pratt, Letter, Manchester, England, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 24 Oct. 1841; handwriting of Parley P. Pratt; four pages; JS Collection, CHL.