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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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in darkness. In your letter you say many hard  things against the brethren, especially Father , Bro , and &c, all which we highly disapprove. It  seems, also, that your son is confederate  with you, and needs to be reproved, together  with yourself, in all humility before the Lord,  or you must expect to be dealt with accor ding to the . We say  you are no more than a private member  in the .
Joseph Smith Jr) .
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To the Brethren in Zion. . July 2.d 1833.
We received your letters of June 7th. one from  Bros. and ; and one from Bro. ,  and one from Br. , for which we are thank ful to our heavenly Father to hear of your welfare.  as well as the prosperity of Zion. Having received  your letters in the mail of to day, we hasten to  answer, to go with tomorrow’s mail.
We are exceedingly fatigued owing to a great  press of business. We this day finished the translating  of the scriptures, for which we returned gratitude  to our heavenly Father, and sat immediately down  to answer your letters. We rejoiced greatly to hear  of the safe arrival of , and Bro William [Hobert]  and thank our heavenly Father that their lives  have been spared them till their arrival. The  health of the brethren and sisters in  is good at present, no case of sickness known to  us. Bro Kingsbury’s wife is declining fast. and  cannot continue much longer but will soon be  in the paradise of God.
We are engaged in writing a letter to  respecting the two Smiths, as we have received two  from them; one from John Smith, the other from  the of the . As to the gift of tongues,  all we can say is, that in this place, we have receiv ed it as the ancients did: we wish you however [p. 316]
in darkness. In your letter you say many hard things against the brethren, especially Father , Bro , and &c, all which we highly disapprove. It seems, also, that your son is confederate with you, and needs to be reproved, together with yourself, in all humility before the Lord, or you must expect to be dealt with according to the . We say you are no more than a private member in the .
Joseph Smith Jr) .
)
To the Brethren in Zion. . July 2.d 1833.
We received your letters of June 7th. one from Bros. and ; one from Bro. , and one from Br. , for which we are thankful to our heavenly Father to hear of your welfare. as well as the prosperity of Zion. Having received your letters in the mail of to day, we hasten to answer, to go with tomorrow’s mail.
We are exceedingly fatigued owing to a great press of business. We this day finished the translating of the scriptures, for which we returned gratitude to our heavenly Father, and sat immediately down to answer your letters. We rejoiced greatly to hear of the safe arrival of , and Bro William [Hobert] and thank our heavenly Father that their lives have been spared them till their arrival. The health of the brethren and sisters in is good at present, no case of sickness known to us. Bro Kingsbury’s wife is declining fast. and cannot continue much longer but will soon be in the paradise of God.
We are engaged in writing a letter to respecting the two Smiths, as we have received two from them; one from John Smith, the other from the of the . As to the gift of tongues, all we can say is, that in this place, we have received it as the ancients did: we wish you however [p. 316]
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