Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 24 April 1840

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Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 24 April 1840
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    Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, April 24th, 1840. My Dear Phebe I again appropriate a little time to fill a sheet to you. which I shall mostly take up in giving an account of the work of the Lord in this Country. I wrote you a long letter while in Staffordshire at the potteries, but whether it has fallen into your hands or not I do not know. You have been anxious No doubt to hear from me from time to time ...
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    will be several hundred Baptzed soon in this part of the vineyard there is now nearly 200 sants here & the work if but just begun to human appearance Elders Young, & Richards, & myself will continued in this part of the vineyard untill we have secured the grain which is ripe for the harvest the work is rooling [rolling] on in every part of England where the word is faithfully proclamd we have sent the Minutes of our Conferene to the Editors of the Times & Seasons ...
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    the largest congregation (it was said) that ever met in the Chapel & they did not have over an hours notice many appeared Believing, the Baptists Minister gave me his hand & bid me God speed, aftr meeting I Baptized 13, ^next morning^ & the Lord is opening many doors upon the right & left. You will see from the Times & Season the No of the Saints in England which were represented at our conferene sumwhare about 1800 in all nearly one half of which have been Baptized since Hide ...
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    Willford Woodruff April 24th Ledbury Herefordshire England 1840 Mrs Phebe W Woodruff Commerce, Hancock County Illinois United States [red ink stamp] New York [illegible] [illegible] [end red ink stamp] [sideways text] I just received a letter from Mother Woodruff [end sideways text] ...