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Letter from Parley P. Pratt, 4 December 1841

Manchester, Dec, 4th 1841.
Dear Brother Smith,
I take this oppertunity to comunicate with you, and would say that myself and family are all Well. and We wish health and peace and favour to rest abundantly upon you and your family and all the household of faith. We Rejoice greatly in the continual good news Which We hear from the Land of Zion, and in the Spirit of faith, union, confidence, enterprise and industry Which seems to prevail and increase in your midst. We Rejoice in the Building of the temple

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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and feel great desire to push it forward. you will doubtless get the Letter I sent last and you will there see What my mind has been on that subject for some time and I find that it is in perfect accordance with the Spirit of the Lord in 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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. viz. to push the Temple

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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ahead with all posible Speed. and I hope it will be enclosed by next fall. Br Joseph 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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and myself will continue to forward according to our ability, and will endeavour to influence others so to do. But O! Br, Joseph Millions of Labourers are out of employ, and are starving in this country, and among others hundreds of the most faithful saints. and hundreds more are laboring like slaves on about half what they can eat. This pains my heart, and I sometimes feel as if I could take them all on my shoulders and upon my arms and carry them to Zion; but allass, the means is Wanting. yet we are enabled to work the deliverance of many by humbling the rich and exalting the poor, But Dear Br, the saints in this country are nearly all poor and there is no Capital among them as it were; therefore they cannot fulfil your epistle in Regard to men of Capital coming first to prepare the way for the Rich will not hear nor obey the gospel. and the poor must flea or perish. and if they perish they had rather perish Where provisions cost about one sixth part what they cost here. Yea, most gladly would they sell them selves for slaves to their Brethern in 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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for the sake of a being on the earth, but no one will buy them. (that is hire them, and advance them money to go with.)
Dear Br be so kind as to write me a few lines in answer to this letter, and give me a word of encouragement, and [p. [1]]
Manchester, Dec, 4th 1841.
Dear Brother Smith,
I take this oppertunity to comuni cate with you, and would say that myself and family are  all Well. and We wish health and peace and favour to rest  abundantly upon you and your family and all the household  of faith. We Rejoice greatly in the continual good news Which  We hear from the Land of Zion, and in the Spirit of faith, union,  confidence, enterprise and industry Which seems to prevail and in crease in your midst. We Rejoice in the Building of the temple

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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 and feel great desire to push it forward. you will doubtless  get the Letter I sent last and you will there see What my  mind has been on that subject for some time and I find that  it is in perfect accordance with the Spirit of the Lord in 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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.  viz. to push the Temple

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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ahead with all posible Speed. and I hope  it will be enclosed by next fall. Br [Joseph] 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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and myself will  continue to forward according to our ability, and will endeavour  to influence others so to do. But O! Br, Joseph Millions  of Labourers are out of employ, and are starving in this country,  and among others hundreds of the most faithful saints. and  hundreds more are laboring like slaves on about half what they  can eat. This pains my heart, and I sometimes feel as if I  could take them all on my shoulders and upon my arms and  carry them to Zion; but allass, the means is Wanting. yet we  are enabled to work the deliverance of many by humbling  the rich and exalting the poor, But Dear Br, the saints in this  country are nearly all poor and there is no Capital among them  as it were; therefore they cannot fulfil your epistle  in Regard to men of Capital coming first to prepare the way  for the Rich will not hear nor obey the gospel. and the  poor must flea or perish. and if they perish they had rather  perish Where provisions cost about one sixth part what they  cost here. Yea, most gladly would they sell them selves for  slaves to their Brethern in 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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for the sake of a being  on the earth, but no one will buy them. (that is hire them,  and advance them money to go with.)
Dear Br be so kind as to write me a few lines in answer  to this letter, and give me a word of encouragement, and [p. [1]]
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Partley 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, 4 Dec. 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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