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

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for know assuredly, if we, by our wickedness, bring evil  on our own heads, the Lord will let us bear it till  we get weary, and hate iniquity. wants  you to say to that the man from whom  he expected to get the mill stones, has run off,  so he will not be able to get them; but  can get them at , of the same man’s make.
We conclude by giving our heartiest approbation  to every measure, calculated for the spread of  the truth, in these last days; and our strongest  desires, and sincerest prayers for the prosperity of  Zion. Say to all the brethren and sisters in Zion  that they have our hearts, our best wishes, and  the strongest desires of our spirits, for their welfare,  Temporal, Spiritual, and Eternal. As ever we salute  you in the name of the Lord Jesus, Amen.
,
Joseph Smith Jun
.—
To the church at . July 2d 1833.
Dear Brethren; It is truly painful to be under the  necessity of writing on a subject which engages our  attention at this time. viz, the case of John Smith, and   his son. We have just received a letter  from you concerning their standing in the .  We do not hold them in fellowship. We would inform  you that John Smith has been dealt with, and  his authority taken from him, and you are required  not to receive his teachings, but to treat him as a  transgressor until he repents and humbles himself  before the Lord, to the entire satisfaction of the  church; and, also, you have authority to call a  , and sit in judgment on ’s case,  and deal with him as the law directs.
We feel to rebuke the of that of  the , for not magnifying their  office, and letting the transgressor go unpunish ed. We, therefore, enjoin upon you, to be watch ful on your part, and search out iniquity, and  put it down whereever it may be found. You [p. 318]
for know assuredly, if we, by our wickedness, bring evil on our own heads, the Lord will let us bear it till we get weary, and hate iniquity. wants you to say to that the man from whom he expected to get the mill stones, has run off, so he will not be able to get them; but can get them at , of the same man’s make.
We conclude by giving our heartiest approbation to every measure, calculated for the spread of the truth, in these last days; and our strongest desires, and sincerest prayers for the prosperity of Zion. Say to all the brethren and sisters in Zion that they have our hearts, our best wishes, and the strongest desires of our spirits, for their welfare, Temporal, Spiritual, and Eternal. As ever we salute you in the name of the Lord Jesus, Amen.
,
Joseph Smith Jun
.—
To the church at . July 2d 1833.
Dear Brethren; It is truly painful to be under the necessity of writing on a subject which engages our attention at this time. viz, the case of John Smith, and his son. We have just received a letter from you concerning their standing in the . We do not hold them in fellowship. We would inform you that John Smith has been dealt with, and his authority taken from him, and you are required not to receive his teachings, but to treat him as a transgressor until he repents and humbles himself before the Lord, to the entire satisfaction of the church; and, also, you have authority to call a , and sit in judgment on ’s case, and deal with him as the law directs.
We feel to rebuke the of that of the , for not magnifying their office, and letting the transgressor go unpunished. We, therefore, enjoin upon you, to be watchful on your part, and search out iniquity, and put it down whereever it may be found. You [p. 318]
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