Aug. 28, 1840

Dear Brother,

I drop a few lines to you that you may know that I am well and also in good spirits.* I still remain in this city although the people here are very careless.  I have been here upwards of 3 months holding 5 or 6 meetings per week  I think that there never have been over 100 persons present at any meeting that I have had here for the most part of the meetings there have been no more than 12, 15 or 20 present but I have persevered, determined if possible to plant the standard of truth in this city.  I have baptized as yet only 30 here.  X+ I wish you to send me 20 of the July nos. and 20 of the Aug. nos. of the Star and also 40 or 50 of the Hymn  books if you have not <already> sent them to me with brother Hadlock’s parcel by way of Glosgo  We have not had [page break] the July nos. here yet although I have sent for them to come with bro Hadlock.  I wish you would send the July & Aug. nos. & hymn books all in one parcel Directed to me in care of Miss Sutherland, No. 40 North Richmond Street, Edinburgh, Scotland send them by some coach or carrier and not by the post office it will come for cheaper if you can find some carrier that comes to Edinburgh.

If you do not expect the Aug. nos. to be printed soon then send the July nos. & Hymn books in one parcel and the Aug. nos. afterwards in another parcel.  This letter is written in a hurry therefore do not print any of it.  I am your brother in the bonds &c.

Orson Pratt

To B. Young

O Pratt
Edinburgh 1840 Aug. 28

Copied by A J.

P. P. Pratt
No.149 Oldham Road

[Transcribed by Cheryl Brawn and Marlene Peine ; Apr. 2010]

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