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Selections from Elders’ Journal, October 1837

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We are in hopes that our patrons from seeing the Journal, close at the heels of the Messenger and Advocate, will take courage and forward us the ready; for they may be assured that if there is no lack on their part, that the Journal shall at all times be forth coming in its season without delay, and by so doing our readers can get the news before it gets cold.
When our patrons are aware of the fact, that on the old subscription, out of about 1500 subscribers, there is now between 800 and $1000 behind, they will not blame our predecessors for being in the drag—a word to the wise is sufficient. [p. 15]
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We are in hopes that our patrons  from seeing the Journal, close at the  heels of the Messenger and Advocate,  will take courage and forward us the  ready; for they may be assured that if  there is no lack on their part, that the  Journal shall at all times be forth com ing in its season without delay, and by  so doing our readers can get the news  before it gets cold.
When our patrons are aware of the  fact, that on the old subscription, out of  about 1500 subscribers, there is now  between 800 and $1000 behind, they  will not blame our predecessors for  being in the drag—a word to the wise  is sufficient. [p. 15]
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Selections from Elders’ Journal, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, Ohio, Oct. 1837, pp. 3–4, 15.

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