PRESIDENT’S OFFICE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
P.O. BOX B Salt Lake City, Utah. May 21st, 1900. David Eccles, Esq.,
This letter will be presented to you by Elders Heber J. Grant, Matthias E. Cowley and Reed Smoot, and we ask you to treat as strictly confidential all communications they may make to you.
We have called these brethren on a mission to raise the funds necessary to save one of the institutions of Zion from making an assignment. We feel it would be a great calamity to have it fail as it would injure the credit of the Latter-day Saints as a community, and to maintain the community credit is something that should appeal to the patriotism of every true Latter-day Saint.
We appeal to you to render these ""brethren all the financial aid that your circumstances will admit of, and also to assist them to the full extent of your ability in securing means from any of your friends whom you feel are able to aid in this matter.
We fully appreciate the fact that the saints have very many calls made upon them, but notwithstanding this, as sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven, we do not hesitate to appeal to you for aid in this matter, knowing that every sacrifice made in aiding the institutions of Zion will be sure to bring an ample reward from our Father in heaven.
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