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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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being no previous revelation to suit the case, and that  in a of . For further information  on the subject you have written, I will refer you  to the who have recently left here for the east, by  , some of whom you will probably see  soon. You may depend on any information you  may receive from them that are faithful. You may  expect to see brothers and for whom we  have great fellowship.
It is a great thing to enquire at the hand of  God, or to come into his presence; and we feel fearful  to approach him <on> subjects that are of little or no consequen ce, to satisfy the queries of individuals, especially, about  things, the knowledge of which men ought to obtain,  in all cincerity, before God, for themselves; in humility  by the prayer of faith; and more especially a ,  or a high priest in the . I speak  these things not by way of reproach, but by way  of instruction; and I speak as being acquainted,  whereas we are strangers to each others in the flesh. I  love your soul, and the souls of the children of men,  and pray and do all I can for the salvation of all.
I now close by sending you a salutation of  peace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Amen.  The blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ be and abide  with you all: Amen. Joseph Smith, Junr..
N.B. If it is inconsistent to send a delegate to  , to procure licence for the brethren to go to  Zion, it can be done by two or more elders. We have  received two letters from , stating the  order and condition of the church, and respecting  the vision of his wife, but on account of a multi tude of business they have not been answered by us.  You will please to read this letter to , J.S.
March–April 1833
In April the closed  to commence again in the fall. I also wrote a letter  to the brethren in Zion as follows.
march 21st. 1833.
Dear brethren in Zion, aAgreeable to a notice we [p. 287]
being no previous revelation to suit the case, and that in a of . For further information on the subject you have written, I will refer you to the who have recently left here for the east, by , some of whom you will probably see soon. You may depend on any information you may receive from them that are faithful. You may expect to see brothers and for whom we have great fellowship.
It is a great thing to enquire at the hand of God, or to come into his presence; and we feel fearful to approach him on subjects that are of little or no consequence, to satisfy the queries of individuals, especially, about things, the knowledge of which men ought to obtain, in all cincerity, before God, for themselves; in humility by the prayer of faith; and more especially a , or a high priest in the . I speak these things not by way of reproach, but by way of instruction; and I speak as being acquainted, whereas we are strangers to each others in the flesh. I love your soul, and the souls of the children of men, and pray and do all I can for the salvation of all.
I now close by sending you a salutation of peace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Amen. The blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ be and abide with you all: Amen. Joseph Smith, Junr..
N.B. If it is inconsistent to send a delegate to , to procure licence for the brethren to go to Zion, it can be done by two or more elders. We have received two letters from , stating the order and condition of the church, and respecting the vision of his wife, but on account of a multitude of business they have not been answered by us. You will please to read this letter to , J.S.
March–April 1833
In April the closed to commence again in the fall. I also wrote a letter to the brethren in Zion as follows.
march 21st. 1833.
Dear brethren in Zion, Agreeable to a notice we [p. 287]
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