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A Defense of John George

A DEFENSE OF JOHN GEORGE

MR. EDITOR,--We wish for these few lines to appear in your celebrated publication about Bro. JOHN GEORGE, CARDIFF, and in defense of the lies which are being said about him, that is, that he left his wife and is children. We testify to the contrary--it is his wife who has left him. The mayor of Cardiff said that this brother has left his wife and children without a stick of bread within the walls; he said this in Cardiff town hall in the presence of hundreds of men when Misters French and Williams were speaking against Mormonism. No, Mr. George gave two pounds and ten shillings to his wife on Friday, and three pounds Sunday night; and next morning he went to Liverpool to meet the ship to emigrate with the Saints. Next Sunday his wife came after him to persuade him to return; but instead of that he wished for her and the children to come with him. He offered to send for the children who were back in Cardiff if she would come. One pound each had been paid for them before hand, and the children already had their clothes for the jouney; and he was begging her to come, but she flatly refused. Now, we are witnesses of this.

WILLIAM PHILLIPS, Merthyr
THOMAS PUGH, Aberdare
EVAN WILLIAMS, Swansea
JAMES ELLIS, Cardiff
HENRY EVANS, Merthyr

Cardiff, October 18, 1850

[Translated from the Welsh original in Udgorn Seion, 1850, p. 290-1 by Ronald D. Dennis, 1529 W. 1170 North, Provo, Utah]

Immigrants:

George, John

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