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 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 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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