History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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with gratitude, which flow forth in blessings upon  the heads of his brethren, in substance as follows.
I am sincerely thankful to each and every one of  you my brethren, for this testimony of your respect  and goodness manifested toward me; and  in the name of Jesus christ I invoke the rich  benediction of heaven to rest upon them, & their fam ilies, and I ask my Heavenly Father to preserve their  health’s, that they may [have] strength of body, to persue succe ssfully, their several avocations in life, & the use and  activity of their limbs; also power of intelect & sound  minds, that they may treasure up wisdom understan ding & inteligence above measure, that they may  readily desern between the righteous & the wicked  between him that serveth God & him that serveth  him not; and be preserved from plagues pestilence  and famine, from the power of the destroyer that  that wicked one touch them not, and give unto  them wisdom & strength, to elude the grasp of  all their enemies, that they may be able to coun teract the designs & purposes of evil <wicked> designing men  and prepare them, O God way before them, O God that they  may journey to the land of Zion and be estab lished on their inheritances, to enjoy undistur bed peace and happiness for ever, and ultim ately be crowned with everlasting life in the  celestial kingdom of God, which favours, & bles sings I ask in the name of Jesus of Nazereth  Amen. This after noon he was called in  company with Pres. to visit sister  , they found her ver[y] sick and  much deranged; they prayed for and laid  hands on her in the name of the Lord  that she might be restored to her senses and  healed; the former, was immediately done,  but the latter was progressive, she was much  better when we left.— [illegible] On their returned they found  the brethren engaged in extinguishing a fire  that had broken out, in a board kiln near the  chapel; after contending with this distructive [p. 144]
with gratitude, which flow forth in blessings upon the heads of his brethren, in substance as follows.
I am sincerely thankful to each and every one of you my brethren, for this testimony of your respect and goodness manifested toward me; and in the name of Jesus christ I invoke the rich benediction of heaven to rest upon them, & their families, and I ask my Heavenly Father to preserve their health’s, that they may [have] strength of body, to persue successfully, their several avocations in life, & the use and activity of their limbs; also power of intelect & sound minds, that they may treasure up wisdom understanding & inteligence above measure, that they may readily desern between the righteous & the wicked between him that serveth God & him that serveth him not; and be preserved from plagues pestilence and famine, from the power of the destroyer that that wicked one touch them not, and give unto them wisdom & strength, to elude the grasp of all their enemies, that they may be able to counteract the designs & purposes of wicked men and prepare the way before them, O God that they may journey to the land of Zion and be established on their inheritances, to enjoy undisturbed peace and happiness for ever, and ultimately be crowned with everlasting life in the celestial kingdom of God, which favours, & blessings I ask in the name of Jesus of Nazereth Amen. This after noon he was called in company with Pres. to visit sister , they found her very sick and much deranged; they prayed for and laid hands on her in the name of the Lord that she might be restored to her senses and healed; the former, was immediately done, but the latter was progressive, she was much better when we left.— On their returned they found the brethren engaged in extinguishing a fire that had broken out, in a board kiln near the chapel; after contending with this distructive [p. 144]
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