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

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of heart which it should have been, for it appears to  have been written in too much of a spirit of justification;  but the letter to of the 20th. of March, was  written to our entire satisfaction.
Now I would say to , that I do  not write this by way of chastisement, but to shew him  the absolute necessity of having all his communications  written plain, and understandingly. We are well aware  of the great care upon him his mind, in consequence of  much business; but he must put his trust in God, and  he may rest assured that he has our prayers day and  night, that he may have strength to overcome every  difficulty. We have learned of the Lord that it is his  duty to assist all the poor brethren that are pure in heart,  and that he has done wrong in withholding credit from  them, as they must have assistance, and the Lord estab lished him in Zion for that express purpose.
It is not the will of the Lord to print any of  the new Translation in the Star; but when it is pub lished, it will all go to the world together, in a volume  by itself; and the New Testament and the Book of  Mormon will be printed together.
With respect to ’s private letter to me  on the subject of Giving deeds, and receiving contri butions from brethren &c, I have nothing further to  say on the subject, but to make yourselves acquain ted with the of the Lord, and the laws  of the state, and govern yourselves accordingly. was here yesterday and shewed me a letter from  , and we were well pleased with the  spirit <in> which he <it> was written. in The probability is that he  will not go to Zion at present, as he has bought in  .
We rejoice to here that the Seminary lands are  reduced in price, and are coming into market: and  be assured that we shall use our influence to  send brethren to Zion what who are able to help you  in the purchase of lands, &c, &c,
We have just received a letter from [p. 289]
of heart which it should have been, for it appears to have been written in too much of a spirit of justification; but the letter to of the 20th. of March, was written to our entire satisfaction.
Now I would say to , that I do not write this by way of chastisement, but to shew him the absolute necessity of having all his communications written plain, and understandingly. We are well aware of the great care upon his mind, in consequence of much business; but he must put his trust in God, and he may rest assured that he has our prayers day and night, that he may have strength to overcome every difficulty. We have learned of the Lord that it is his duty to assist all the poor brethren that are pure in heart, and that he has done wrong in withholding credit from them, as they must have assistance, and the Lord established him in Zion for that express purpose.
It is not the will of the Lord to print any of the new Translation in the Star; but when it is published, it will all go to the world together, in a volume by itself; and the New Testament and the Book of Mormon will be printed together.
With respect to ’s private letter to me on the subject of Giving deeds, and receiving contributions from brethren &c, I have nothing further to say on the subject, but to make yourselves acquainted with the of the Lord, and the laws of the state, and govern yourselves accordingly. was here yesterday and shewed me a letter from , and we were well pleased with the spirit in which it was written. The probability is that he will not go to Zion at present, as he has bought in .
We rejoice to here that the Seminary lands are reduced in price, and are coming into market: and be assured that we shall use our influence to send brethren to Zion who are able to help you in the purchase of lands, &c, &c,
We have just received a letter from [p. 289]
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