Letter from Joseph J. Whitaker, 12 April 1892

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    OFFICE OF J. J. WHITAKER, BUILDER. Called to Tahiti Ogden, Utah, April 12 1892 President Woodruff. Salt Lake City. Dear Brother: I note with pleasure that I should be thought worthy of being called on a mission to preach the everlasting ghosple; but my present circumstances will not in any way permit me to take the step at so early a date. For the past few years, I have been engaged in building; and just now, I have incurred obligations that must ...
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    OFFICE OF J. J. WHITAKER, BUILDER. Ogden, Utah _______189 acordingly. I have made all necessairy preperations to start East to school in the Later part of August. As I have been working for this so long it is my whole ambition to complete the corse in pursuit. After which I would only be too pleased to perform the mission. As I do not desire to present myself in opposition to the compliance of your wishes I thought I would lay the facts before you for you thinking if you ...
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    J. J. Whitaker April 12 [18]92. My impression is it would be better for him to take a mission as soon as he can do so, and after a missionary experience, finish his studies. J. F. S.