History, 1834–1836

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with the finger of his love, yes, one ray of glory from  the upper world, or one word from the mouth of the  savior, from the bosom of eternity strikes it all into insig nifficance, and blasts it forever from the mind! The assurence  that we were in the presence of an angel; the certainty that we  heard the voice of Jesus, and the truth unsullied as it  flowed from a pure personage, dictated by the will of  God, is to me, past description, and I shall ever look  upon this expression of the Saviors goodness with wonder  and thanksgiving while I am permited to tarry, and in  those mansions where perfection dwells and sin never comes,  I hope to adore in that day which shall never cease!
To day the church in this place assembled, and were  addressed on the great and important subject of salvation  by brother , followed by brother .  The cheering truths ably any [and] eloquently advanced by these  brethren were like “apples of gold. in baskets of silver.”—
<*> I must close for the present: my candle is quite extinguished.  And all nature seems locked in silence, shrouded in  darkness, and enjoying that repose so necessary to this life.  But the period is rolling on when night will close, and  those who are found worthy will inherit that city where neither the  light of the sun nor moon will <be> necessary! “for the glory of God will be  bright in it, and the Lamb will be the light thereof.”
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To , Esqr.
P.S. I shall write you again on the subject of the Conference. <O.C.>  I will hereafter give you a full history of the rise of this  church, up to the time stated in my introduction; which  will necessarily embrace the life and character of this brother.  I shall therefore leave thy [the] history of baptism, &c. till its proper place.
 

Oliver Cowdery, “Letter II,” November 1834

Letter II.
To , Esqr.
Dear Brother:—
In the Last Messenger and Advocate I promised to  commence a more particular or minute history of the rise and  progress of the church of the Latter Day Saints; and pub lish for the benefit of enquirers and all who are disposed to  learn. There are certain facts relative to the works of God [p. 50]
with the finger of his love, yes, one ray of glory from the upper world, or one word from the mouth of the savior, from the bosom of eternity strikes it all into insignifficance, and blasts it forever from the mind! The assurence that we were in the presence of an angel; the certainty that we heard the voice of Jesus, and the truth unsullied as it flowed from a pure personage, dictated by the will of God, is to me, past description, and I shall ever look upon this expression of the Saviors goodness with wonder and thanksgiving while I am permited to tarry, and in those mansions where perfection dwells and sin never comes, I hope to adore in that day which shall never cease!
To day the church in this place assembled, and were addressed on the great and important subject of salvation by brother , followed by brother . The cheering truths ably any [and] eloquently advanced by these brethren were like “apples of gold. in baskets of silver.”—
* I must close for the present: my candle is quite extinguished. And all nature seems locked in silence, shrouded in darkness, and enjoying that repose so necessary to this life. But the period is rolling on when night will close, and those who are found worthy will inherit that city where neither the light of the sun nor moon will be necessary! “for the glory of God will bright in it, and the Lamb will be the light thereof.”
.
To , Esqr.
P.S. I shall write you again on the subject of the Conference. O.C. I will hereafter give you a full history of the rise of this church, up to the time stated in my introduction; which will necessarily embrace the life and character of this brother. I shall therefore leave thy the history of baptism, &c. till its proper place.
 

Oliver Cowdery, “Letter II,” November 1834

Letter II.
To , Esqr.
Dear Brother:—
In the Last Messenger and Advocate I promised to commence a more particular or minute history of the rise and progress of the church of the Latter Day Saints; and publish for the benefit of enquirers and all who are disposed to learn. There are certain facts relative to the works of God [p. 50]
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