Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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Section 105 • Letter to “All the Saints in Nauvoo,” 1 September 1842 [D&C 127]
SECTION CV.
 
, September 1, 1842.
 
To all the Saints in :—
1 Forasmuch as the Lord has revealed un to me that my enemies, both of and  this , were again on the pursuit of me;  and inasmuch as they pursue me without cause,  and have not the least shadow, or coloring of  justice or right on their side, in the getting up  of their prosecutions against me: and inas much as their pretensions are all founded in  falsehood, of the blackest die, I have thought  it expedient, and wisdom in me to leave the  place for a short season, for my own safety  and the safety of this people. I would say to  all those with whom I have business, that I  have left my affairs with agents and clerks,  who will transact all business in a prompt and  proper manner; and will see that all my debts  are cancelled in due time, by turning out  property, or otherwise as the case may re quire, or as the circumstances may admit of.  When I learn that the storm is fully blown  over, then I will return to you again.
2 And as for the perils which I am called  to pass through, they seem but a small thing  to me, as the envy and wrath of man have  been my common lot all the days of my life;  and for what cause it seems mysterious, un less I was ordained from before the founda tion of the world, for some good end, or bad  as you may choose to call it. Judge ye for  yourselves. God knoweth all these things, [p. 418]
Section 105 • Letter to “All the Saints in Nauvoo,” 1 September 1842 [D&C 127]
SECTION CV.
 
, September 1, 1842.
 
To all the Saints in :—
1 Forasmuch as the Lord has revealed unto me that my enemies, both of and this , were again on the pursuit of me; and inasmuch as they pursue me without cause, and have not the least shadow, or coloring of justice or right on their side, in the getting up of their prosecutions against me: and inasmuch as their pretensions are all founded in falsehood, of the blackest die, I have thought it expedient, and wisdom in me to leave the place for a short season, for my own safety and the safety of this people. I would say to all those with whom I have business, that I have left my affairs with agents and clerks, who will transact all business in a prompt and proper manner; and will see that all my debts are cancelled in due time, by turning out property, or otherwise as the case may require, or as the circumstances may admit of. When I learn that the storm is fully blown over, then I will return to you again.
2 And as for the perils which I am called to pass through, they seem but a small thing to me, as the envy and wrath of man have been my common lot all the days of my life; and for what cause it seems mysterious, unless I was ordained from before the foundation of the world, for some good end, or bad as you may choose to call it. Judge ye for yourselves. God knoweth all these things, [p. 418]
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