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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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gather into a school, called the ,  and receive that instruction which the Lord designs  they should receive, we may all dispare of ob taining the great blessing that God has promised  to the faithful of the ; therefore  it is as important, as our salvation, that we  obey this, above mentioned command, as well  as all of the of the Lord.
Therefore, brethren, we write this epistle  to you, to stir up your minds to make that  exertion which the Lord requires of you, to  lend a temporal aid in these things above  written; and in order that you may know how  to conduct the business, we will relate what  we have done, and are doing here.
We have met in , and agreed  to form a subscription and circulate through  the churches; and also appointed ,  , and a committe  to superintend this business, viz, of circulating  subscriptions, to establish a fund to build a  , and to aid the to attend this  school; and subscriptions are now in circula tion among us, and our heavenly Father is  opening the hearts of our brethren, beyond the  expectation of many; and not one brother  among us, as yet, refuses to exert himself to do  something as a temporal means to bring about  the establishing of this house and school; and  we say, May our heavenly Father open your  hearts also, that you, with us, may gather  together something to aid as a temporal ben efit.
Probably you had better call the officers  of the church immediately together, and  appoint some one to circulate a subscription,  that each individual, after signing, may have  a sufficient time to make preparations to  pay what they sign, for it will be necessary, [p. 298]
gather into a school, called the , and receive that instruction which the Lord designs they should receive, we may all dispare of obtaining the great blessing that God has promised to the faithful of the ; therefore it is as important, as our salvation, that we obey this, above mentioned command, as well as all of the of the Lord.
Therefore, brethren, we write this epistle to you, to stir up your minds to make that exertion which the Lord requires of you, to lend a temporal aid in these things above written; and in order that you may know how to conduct the business, we will relate what we have done, and are doing here.
We have met in , and agreed to form a subscription and circulate through the churches; and also appointed , , and a committe to superintend this business, viz, of circulating subscriptions, to establish a fund to build a , and to aid the to attend this school; and subscriptions are now in circulation among us, and our heavenly Father is opening the hearts of our brethren, beyond the expectation of many; and not one brother among us, as yet, refuses to exert himself to do something as a temporal means to bring about the establishing of this house and school; and we say, May our heavenly Father open your hearts also, that you, with us, may gather together something to aid as a temporal benefit.
Probably you had better call the officers of the church immediately together, and appoint some one to circulate a subscription, that each individual, after signing, may have a sufficient time to make preparations to pay what they sign, for it will be necessary, [p. 298]
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