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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and also thee inasmuch as thou art faithful in  council, in the office which I have appointed unto  you, in prayer always vocally, and in thy heart,  in public and in private; also in thy ministry in  proclaiming the gospel in the land of the living,  and among thy brethren: and in doing these  things thou wilt do the greatest good unto thy  fellow-beings, and will promote the glory of  him who is your Lord; wherefore, be faithful,  stand in the office which I have appointed unto  you, succor the weak, lift up the hands which  hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees; and  if thou art faithful unto the end thou shalt  have a crown of immortality and eternal life  in the mansions which I have prepared in the  house of my Father. Behold, and lo, these are  the words of Alpha and Omega, even Jesus  Christ. Amen.
I received a letter from the brethren who  went up to the Land of Zion, stating that they  had arrived at , Missouri, in  good health and Spirits, with a printing  press, and a store of goods. They also sent  me the prospectus for the monthly paper agree ably to the instructions of the fall ;  it read as follows:
“The Evening and the Morning Star,
Will be Published at
, Jackson County.... State of Missouri.
“As the foreruner of the night of the end,  and the Messenger of the day of redemption, the Star  will borrow its light from Sacred sources, and be devo ted to the Revelations of God; as made known to his  servants by the Holy Ghost, at sundry times since the  creation of man, but more especially in these last  days, for the restoration of the house of Israel. We  rejoice much because God hath been so mindful of his  promise, as again to send into this world the Holy Ghost,  whereby we are enabled to know the right way to holiness; [p. 199]
and also thee inasmuch as thou art faithful in council, in the office which I have appointed unto you, in prayer always vocally, and in thy heart, in public and in private; also in thy ministry in proclaiming the gospel in the land of the living, and among thy brethren: and in doing these things thou wilt do the greatest good unto thy fellow-beings, and will promote the glory of him who is your Lord; wherefore, be faithful, stand in the office which I have appointed unto you, succor the weak, lift up the hands which hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees; and if thou art faithful unto the end thou shalt have a crown of immortality and eternal life in the mansions which I have prepared in the house of my Father. Behold, and lo, these are the words of Alpha and Omega, even Jesus Christ. Amen.
I received a letter from the brethren who went up to the Land of Zion, stating that they had arrived at , Missouri, in good health and Spirits, with a printing press, and a store of goods. They also sent me the prospectus for the monthly paper agreeably to the instructions of the fall ; it read as follows:
“The Evening and the Morning Star,
Will be Published at
, Jackson County.... State of Missouri.
“As the foreruner of the night of the end, and the Messenger of the day of redemption, the Star will borrow its light from Sacred sources, and be devoted to the Revelations of God; as made known to his servants by the Holy Ghost, at sundry times since the creation of man, but more especially in these last days, for the restoration of the house of Israel. We rejoice much because God hath been so mindful of his promise, as again to send into this world the Holy Ghost, whereby we are enabled to know the right way to holiness; [p. 199]
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