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Letter from Richard Savary, 2 February 1842

contribute annually for its support. In short what is required to constitute good membership?
If you will please answer those questions comprehensively you will confer a favor on one who with pleasure subscribes himself your friend, and humble servant:
RICHARD SAVARY.
P. S. Since the above was written Elder Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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has informed me that he must return to you. I am sorry it is so; but I do entreat you to send him back if possible. He is beloved by all good men who have listened to his eloquence, which consists in the pure doctrine which he preaches. I believe that should he return hundreds would be added to his fold, that would not be by any other man you could send, however eloquent he may be. The reason is we are familiar with him, and his candor is unquestioned, he gives no offence but alone appeals to the understandings of men, may he soon return is the prayer of your unworthy servant
R. SAVARY. [p. 732]
contribute annually for its support. In  short what is required to constitute good  membership?
If you will please answer those ques tions comprehensively you will confer a  favor on one who with pleasure subscribes  himself your friend, and humble servant:
RICHARD SAVARY.
P. S. Since the above was written  Elder Page

25 Feb. 1799–14 Oct. 1867. Born at Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. Son of Ebenezer Page and Rachel Hill. Married first Betsey Thompson, 1831, in Huron Co., Ohio. Baptized into LDS church by Emer Harris, 18 Aug. 1833, at Brownhelm, Lorain Co., Ohio. Ordained...

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has informed me that he  must return to you. I am sorry it is so;  but I do entreat you to send him back if  possible. He is beloved by all good men  who have listened to his eloquence, which  consists in the pure doctrine which he  preaches. I believe that should he return  hundreds would be added to his fold, that  would not be by any other man you could  send, however eloquent he may be. The  reason is we are familiar with him, and  his candor is unquestioned, he gives no  offence but alone appeals to the under standings of men, may he soon return is  the prayer of your unworthy servant
R. SAVARY. [p. 732]
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