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

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and the laws of heaven, in spiritual things, Satan said, Let  there be a mob, and a mob there was, and they <mob> drew  up and published a manifesto, which will appear  in its place.
Extracts, from the elders letters, to the Editor of the Evening & Morning Star  July No..
“Palmyra. Missouri may 16th 1833. The Lord is opening the  eyes of the blind, and blessing our labors. We have  eighteen members in this settlement. , .”
“Six miles off Quincy, Missouri, June 3d. Every few days there  are some honest souls born into the kingdom of God. Perscution  rages to a considerable extent. It seems as if every denomination  sect, party, and club, were prepared to fight against the  work of the Lord. I often think of Paul when his friends  let him down by the wall, in a basket; but notwithstand ing <all> at that I suffer, I rejoice. I will live Godly in Christ  Jesus, though I suffer persecution. A man has just told me,  that in Palmyra, in 48 hours, the cholera had taken 47 to  their graves. The disease is in the country, as well as the  town, and carries off all ages, colors and conditions, sparing  none.
Chenango Point, New York, May 16. 1833.
Dear Brother, I rejoice much in the prosperity of Zion,  and pray God to enlarge her borders, and increase her  converts; yea and extend peace unto her as a river,  that she may arise as from the dust and come to light,  and go forth unto the regions round about, and be come the joy of the whole earth. It is about six weeks  since I left to take a mission to the east;  since which time I have visited twelve , and  passed three others in coming to this place: all of which  are nearly in the course, from to , New  York; so grows, and so spreads the mighty work of the  Lord. Some of said churches are composed of nearly  one hundred members; and in nearly all of them,  the work is still going on. O may the Lord cause his  glorious voice to be heard, until error and superstition  shall give way to the everlasting gospel of Jesus. I feel  much weakness as a man, but in the strength of Christ  I am resolved to blow the trumpet of the Gospel, until [p. 321]
the laws of heaven, in spiritual things, the mob drew up and published a manifesto, which will appear in its place.
Extracts, from the elders letters, to the Editor of the Evening & Morning Star July No..
“Palmyra. Missouri may 16th 1833. The Lord is opening the eyes of the blind, and blessing our labors. We have eighteen members in this settlement. , .”
“Six miles off Quincy, Missouri, June 3d. Every few days there are some honest souls born into the kingdom of God. Perscution rages to a considerable extent. It seems as if every denomination sect, party, and club, were prepared to fight against the work of the Lord. A man has just told me, that in Palmyra, in 48 hours, the cholera had taken 47 to their graves. The disease is in the country, as well as the town, and carries off all ages, colors and conditions, sparing none.
Chenango Point, New York, May 16. 1833.
Dear Brother, It is about six weeks since I left to take a mission to the east; since which time I have visited twelve , and passed three others in coming to this place: all of which are nearly in the course, from to , New York; so grows, and so spreads the mighty work of the Lord. Some of said churches are composed of nearly one hundred members; and in nearly all of them, the work is still going on. O may the Lord cause his glorious voice to be heard, until error and superstition shall give way to the everlasting gospel of Jesus. I feel much weakness as a man, but in the strength of Christ I am resolved to blow the trumpet of the Gospel, until [p. 321]
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