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Letter from Thomas Shaw, 21 April 1835

To the Saints of the Most High
Dear Brethren in the Lord,
At a council of the pastors of our churches held Mar. 28— 1835. upon the propriety of the Rev John Hewitt visiting you— it was resolved & approved that as he had an anxious desire to go 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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to see the things that are spoken of in one of you papers, brot here by a Merchant from N. York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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, he should have as he desired the sanction of the council & if it pleas’d the Lord his approval.
The Lord hath seen our joy & gladness to hear that He was raising up a people for himself in that part of the New World as well as here. O may our faith increase that he may have Evangelists Apostles & prophets fill’d with the power of the spirit & performing his will in destroying the works of darkness.
The Rev. Mr. Hewit was proffr of Mathematics in Rotherm Independent Seminary & four years pastor of Barnsley Independent Church— He commenced preaching the doctrines we taught about two years since & was excommunid— Many of his flock folld him so that eventually he was installd in the same church & the Lord’s work prospered— As he is a living epistle you will have, if all be well, a full explanation. Many will follow should he approve of the country &c. who will help the cause because the Lord hath favoured them with this world’s goods,
We had an utterance during our meeting, which [p. [1]]
To the Saints of the Most High
Dear Brethren in the Lord,
At a council of the pastors of our churches  held Mar. 28— 1835. upon the propriety of the Rev John Hewitt  visiting you— it was resolved & approved that as he had an  anxious desire to go 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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to see the things that are  spoken of in one of you papers, brot here by a Merchant from  N. York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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, he should have as he desired the sanction  of the council & if it pleas’d the Lord his approval.
The Lord hath seen our joy & gladness  to hear that He was raising up a people for himself in that  part of the New World as well as here. O may our faith  increase that he may have Evangelists Apostles & prophets  fill’d with the power of the spirit & performing his will  in destroying the works of darkness.
The Rev. Mr. Hewit was proffr  of Mathematics in Rotherm Independent Seminary & four  years pastor of Barnsley Independent Church—  He commenced preaching the doctrines we taught about  two years since & was excommunid— Many of his flock  folld him so that eventually he was installd in  the same church & the Lord’s work prospered— As he is  a living epistle you will have, if all be well, a full  explanation. Many will follow should he approve  of the country &c. who will help the cause because  the Lord hath favoured them with this world’s goods,
We had an utterance during our meeting,  which [p. [1]]
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Thomas Shaw, Letter, Barnsley, England, to the Saints, United States

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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, 21 Apr. 1835; presumably handwriting of Thomas Shaw; two pages; CHL. Includes endorsements.

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