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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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it must be done according to wisdom. It is needful,  brethren, that you should be all of one heart and of  one mind. in doing the will of the Lord. There should  exist the greatest freedom and familiority among the  rulers in Zion. We were exceeding sorry to hear the com plaint that was made in ’s letter, that the  letters attending the Olive Leaf had been kept from him,  as it is meet that he should know all things in relation  to Zion, as the Lord has appointed him, to be a Judge in  Zion. We hope, dear Brethren, that the like circumsta nce will not take place again. When we direct letters  to Zion to any of the , which pertains to the  regulation thereof, we always design that they should  be laid before the , so as to enable him to  perform his duty. We say so much hoping it will  be received in kindness, and our brethren will be  careful of each others feelings, and walk in love,  honoring one another more than themselves, as is  required of the Lord. Yours as ever.—

2 July 1833 • Tuesday

July 2d— 1833
Brother John Smith 2nd.. We have just rec ceived your letter, of the 8th of June, which seems  to have been written in a spirit of justification  on your part, you will recollect that previous  to your leaving this place, your were tried be fore the , which found you guilty  of misdemeanor, and decided that you should  no longer retain your authority in the church:  all of which, we as , sanction. You name something in your  letter that took place at ’s, in Shalers ville, on the 27th. and 28th. of August, which we  perfectly recollect; and had you made such con fession as you was required to, at Chippeway, all  things would have worked together for your good,  and as I told you; but you did not manifest  that degree of humility to the brethren, that was  required, but remained obstinate, for that reason  God withdrew his spirit from you, and left you. [p. 315]
it must be done according to wisdom. It is needful, brethren, that you should be all of one heart and of one mind. in doing the will of the Lord. There should exist the greatest freedom and familiority among the rulers in Zion. We were exceeding sorry to hear the complaint that was made in ’s letter, that the letters attending the Olive Leaf had been kept from him, as it is meet that he should know all things in relation to Zion, as the Lord has appointed him, to be a Judge in Zion. We hope, dear Brethren, that the like circumstance will not take place again. When we direct letters to Zion to any of the , which pertains to the regulation thereof, we always design that they should be laid before the , so as to enable him to perform his duty. We say so much hoping it will be received in kindness, and our brethren will be careful of each others feelings, and walk in love, honoring one another more than themselves, as is required of the Lord. Yours as ever.—

2 July 1833 • Tuesday

July 2d— 1833
Brother John Smith 2nd.. We have just recceived your letter, of the 8th of June, which seems to have been written in a spirit of justification on your part, you will recollect that previous to your leaving this place, you were tried before the , which found you guilty of misdemeanor, and decided that you should no longer retain your authority in the church: all of which, we as , sanction. You name something in your letter that took place at ’s, in Shalersville, on the 27th. and 28th. of August, which we perfectly recollect; and had you made such confession as you was required to, at Chippeway, all things would have worked together for your good, and as I told you; but you did not manifest that degree of humility to the brethren, that was required, but remained obstinate, for that reason God withdrew his spirit from you, and left you. [p. 315]
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