Letter to Oliver Granger, 26 January 1841

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City of Nauvoo Jany. 26, 1841
I wrote you a few days ago  in answer to a letter recently received from  you, expressing my surprise that I had not re ceived the letters you mentioned; Since that  time, I have to inform you that I have received  two letters giving me an account of the proceeding  of the Church in Kirtland and some of your  business transactions. I am extreemely sorry that  the person by whom you sent those letters did  not hand them over to me sooner, however, I  assure you, I was glad to pe <read> them and felt  very much satisfied with the perusal. I was  likewise very much pleased with the spirit  which was manifest by the saints in Kirtland  and for their desire to promote the interests of the  Kingdom.
If those letters had been received in  their propper time, the we probably might have  acted differently at the last conference, but  not having the information we desired, we  acted to the best of our understanding, which  I hope will prove advantageous to all parties.  I hope you will not let any of the proceeding  of last Conference disturb your mind, for we  understood you were intending to come here  last fall, and consequently thought it ad visable to appoint some one to preside in Kirtland.  I should be glad if you would co-opperate  with Elder Babbit [Almon Babbitt] and both lay your Shoulders  to the work, and if you do so I think you  will be a blessing to the Church, and pros perity will Smile upon you.
I should be much pleased [p. [1]]
JS, Letter, Nauvoo, IL, to Oliver Granger, Kirtland Township, OH, 26 Jan. 1841; handwriting of Robert B. Thompson; three pages; Henry E. Huntington Library, San Marino, CA.