History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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month. I <myse[l]f> and br. went into the county east, which is   and is about 40 miles; And in the name of Jesus we  called on the people to repent, many of whom are, I believe,  earnestly searching for truth, and if sincerely, I pray they  may find that precious treasure,— for it seems to be wholly  fallen in the streets <so> that equity, <cannot enter.>
The Letter we received from you informed us that the op position was great against you; now our beloved brethren  we verily believe that we also can rejoice that we are counted  worthy to suffer shame for his name, for almost the whole  country, which consists of universalists, Atheists, Deists, Pres byterians, Methodists, Baptists, and professed Christian priests,  and people, with all the devils from the infernal pit, are uni ted, and foaming out their own shame; God forbid that  I should bring a railing accusation against them, for venge ance belongeth to him who is able to repay: and herein, breth ren, we confide.
I am informed of an other tribe of , lately, who  have abundance of flocks of the best kind of sheep and cattle,  and they manufacture blankets of superior quality. The  tribe is very numerous; they live three hundred miles  west of Santa Fe, and are called Navashoes; Why  I mention this tribe is, because I feel under obligations  to communicate to my brethren every information concerning  the Lamanites, that I meet with in <my> labors and travels, believing  as I do that much is expected from me, in the cause of  our Lord; and doubting not but I am daily remembered  before the throne of the most High; by all of my brethren,  as well those who have not seen my face in the flesh, as  those who have.
We begin to expect our brother [Parley P.] Pratt soon; we have heard  from him only when he was at . We are all well,  (bless the Lord!) and preach the gospel we will, if earth and  hell opposed our way, and we dwell in the midst of  scorpions: for in Jesus we trust: grace be with you  all. Amen.
P.S. I beseech to remember to and write, and direct  to me,— , Jackson Co. Missouri
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month. I myself and br. went into the county east, which is and is about 40 miles; And in the name of Jesus we called on the people to repent, many of whom are, I believe, earnestly searching for truth, and if sincerely, I pray they may find that precious treasure,— for it seems to be wholly fallen in the streets so that equity, not enter.
The Letter we received from you informed us that the opposition was great against you; now our beloved brethren we verily believe that we also can rejoice that we are counted worthy to suffer shame for his name, for almost the whole country, which consists of universalists, Atheists, Deists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Baptists, and professed Christian priests, and people, with all the devils from the infernal pit, are united, and foaming out their own shame; God forbid that I should bring a railing accusation against them, for vengeance belongeth to him who is able to repay: and herein, brethren, we confide.
I am informed of an other tribe of , lately, who have abundance of flocks of the best kind of sheep and cattle, and they manufacture blankets of superior quality. The tribe is very numerous; they live three hundred miles west of Santa Fe, and are called Navashoes; Why I mention this tribe is, because I feel under obligations to communicate to my brethren every information concerning the Lamanites, that I meet with in my labors and travels, believing as I do that much is expected from me, in the cause of our Lord; and doubting not but I am daily remembered before the throne of the most High; by all of my brethren, as well those who have not seen my face in the flesh, as those who have.
We begin to expect our brother [Parley P.] Pratt soon; we have heard from him only when he was at . We are all well, (bless the Lord!) and preach the gospel we will, if earth and hell opposed our way, and we dwell in the midst of scorpions: for in Jesus we trust: grace be with you all. Amen.
P.S. I beseech to remember and write, and direct to me,— , Jackson Co. Missouri
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