1853 June 15 Letter to George Q. Cannon

Title

1853 June 15 Letter to George Q. Cannon

Description

Concerns missionary work in the Sandwich Islands.

Type

Correspondence

Sender

Brigham Young

Recipient

George Q. Cannon

Date

1853/06/15

Location

Great Salt Lake City
Honolulu, Sandwich Islands

Subject

Missionary Work

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Great Salt Lake City, June 15/53

Dear Brother,
As the Mail is about closing, we shall omit writing about the News Weather &c, as you can learn all these matters in the Deseret News, which Doctor Richards is sending by the mail
The last Cal Mail brought many letters from the Islands to brethren in this City, from which we learn of your [?] welfare & Success, as also of your privations and hardships which you appear to bear without murmuring, like good soldiers.
We also understand that the natives have the spirit of gathering, though you have not particularly preached it, in that you have done right, as also in all things, so far as we know.
You will doubtless by this spirit be counselled and there counsel that you teach the native brethren to be patient--quiet, forbearing in their conduct and conversation, to [?] up the principles of eternal truth as fast as they can comprehend them, hold them above all earthly price, & abide the providence of the Lord in opening a way for their deliverance,in the meantime I will suggest that if possible you obtain a fitting Island or portion of an Island where the brethren can collect in peace [?] it might be much pleasanter for them and they be better able to prepare themselves for gathering to this continent when the way shall open.
In haste
I Remain Your Brother in the Gospel of Christ
Brigham Young
to
Mr. George Q. Cannon
Honolulu
Sandwich Islands

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Great Salt Lake City,  June  15/53

Dear Brother,

As the Mail is about closing, we shall omit writing about the News Weather &c, as you can learn all these matters in the Deseret News, which Doctor Richards is sending by the mail

The last Cal [?] Mail brought many letters from the Islands to brethren in this City, from which we learn of your [?]  welfare & Success, as also of your privations and hardships which you appear to bear without murmuring, like good soldiers.
We also understand that the natives have the spirit of gathering, though you have not particularly preached it, in that you have done right, as also in all things, so far as we know.

You will doubtless by this spirit be counselled and there counsel that you teach the native brethren to be patient--quiet, forbearing in their conduct and conversation, to   [?] up the principles of eternal truth as fast as they can comprehend them, hold them above all earthly price, & abide the providence of the Lord in opening a way for their deliverance,in the meantime I will suggest that if possible you obtain a fitting Island or portion of an Island where the brethren can collect in peace [?] it might be much pleasanter for them and they be better able to prepare themselves for gathering to this continent when the way shall open.

In haste

I Remain Your Brother in the Gospel of Christ

Brigham Young

to
Mr. George Q. Cannon
Honolulu
Sandwich Islands