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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that your faith fail not, and that you may overcome  all the evils with which you are surrounded, and  become pure and holy before God, even our father,  to whom be glory forever and ever, Amen.
It has seemed good unto the Holy Spirit, and  unto us, to send this our Epistle unto you by the  hand of our beloved brother , your Messenger,  who has been by us, in obedience to the of God to the office of to preside over  the in taking the oversight thereof,  to lead you and to teach the things which are accor ding to godliness; in whom we have great confidence,  as we presume also you have, we therefore say to you,  yea, not us only, but the Lord also, receive you  him as such, knowing that the Lord has appointed  him to this office for your good, holding him up  by your prayers, praying for him continually that  he may be with wisdom and understanding  in the knowledge of the Lord, that through him you  may be kept from evil spirits, and all strifes and  dissensions, and grow in grace and in the knowledge  of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Brethren Beloved, continue in brotherly love;  walk in meekness, watching unto prayer that you  be not overcome. Follow after peace, as said our  beloved Brother Paul, that you may be the children  of our heavenly Father, and not give occasion for  Stumbling, to Saint or Sinner. Finally Brethren  pray for us, that we may be enabled to do the  work whereunto we are called, that you may  enjoy the mysteries of God, even a fulness; and may  the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you  all, Amen.
Joseph Smith. Junr.
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11 February 1833 • Monday
The following letter was written by  a (who had previously been with the church  in ) to , of the in  .
February 11th. 1833. [p. 272]
that your faith fail not, and that you may overcome all the evils with which you are surrounded, and become pure and holy before God, even our father, to whom be glory forever and ever, Amen.
It has seemed good unto the Holy Spirit, and unto us, to send this our Epistle to you by the hand of our beloved brother , your Messenger, who has been by us, in obedience to the of God to the office of to preside over the in taking the oversight thereof, to lead you and to teach the things which are according to godliness; in whom we have great confidence, as we presume also you have, we therefore say to you, yea, not us only, but the Lord also, receive you him as such, knowing that the Lord has appointed him to this office for your good, holding him up by your prayers, praying for him continually that he may be with wisdom and understanding in the knowledge of the Lord, that through him you may be kept from evil spirits, and all strifes and dissensions, and grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Brethren Beloved, continue in brotherly love; walk in meekness, watching unto prayer that you be not overcome. Follow after peace, as said our beloved Brother Paul, that you may be the children of our heavenly Father, and not give occasion for Stumbling, to Saint or Sinner. Finally Brethren pray for us, that we may be enabled to do the work whereunto we are called, that you may enjoy the mysteries of God, even a fulness; and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, Amen.
Joseph Smith. Junr.
.
.
11 February 1833 • Monday
The following letter was written by a (who had previously been with the church in ) to , of the in .
February 11th. 1833. [p. 272]
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