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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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should be done, the decision of the was, that  measures should be immediately taken to seek redress  by the laws of our country, for your grievances; accor dingly two messengers were dispatched for that purpose;  (let this suffice for this may fall into the hands of the enemy,)  We have received no revelations for a long time, and  none concerning the present situation of Zion, which  has been written; but it has been manifested to Joseph , and communicated to me by letter, him, that the bre thren in Zion should not sell any of their ,  nor move out of the save those who signed  the agreement to go, and if it becomes necessary for those  to go move, for their personal safety, let them be directed  by wisdom, and seek for homes where the Lord shall  open the way.
If is obliged to move from that place  let him take his family and ’s wife, and  come to , but not to bring any thing with him  except his bedding and clothing, and let  furnish him with the means to bear his expences,  but it would not be expedient for to  come provided the prospect is favorable for a recon ciliation, so that the breth saints are not obliged  to leave the . We can do no more for you  than we are doing, but we have this great consolation  that God will deliver Zion, and establish you upon  the land of your everlasting inheritance; remember  that this is only for an the trial of your faith, and  he that overcomes and endures to the end, will  be rewarded a hundred fold in this world, and  in the world to come eternal life; so brethren you  have great reason to rejoice for your redemption  dreweth nigh.
Joseph and are absent on  a mission, and do not expect their return till  some time in November. They have gone down  the Lake to Niagara, from thence they expect to go into   as far as Long Point, and preach in  all the most noted places on their way. [p. 357]
should be done, the decision of the was, that measures should be immediately taken to seek redress by the laws of our country, for your grievances; accordingly two messengers were dispatched for that purpose; (let this suffice for this may fall into the hands of the enemy,) We have received no revelations for a long time, and none concerning the present situation of Zion, which has been written; but it has been manifested to Joseph, and communicated to me by him, that the brethren in Zion should not sell any of their , nor move out of the save those who signed the agreement to go, and if it becomes necessary for those to move, for their personal safety, let them be directed by wisdom, and seek for homes where the Lord shall open the way.
If is obliged to move from that place let him take his family and ’s wife, and come to , but not to bring any thing with him except his bedding and clothing, and let furnish him with the means to bear his expences, but it would not be expedient for to come provided the prospect is favorable for a reconciliation, so that the saints are not obliged to leave the . We can do no more for you than we are doing, but we have this great consolation that God will deliver Zion, and establish you upon the land of your everlasting inheritance; remember that this is only for the trial of your faith, and he that overcomes and endures to the end, will be rewarded a hundred fold in this world, and in the world to come eternal life; so brethren you have great reason to rejoice for your redemption dreweth nigh.
Joseph and are absent on a mission, and do not expect their return till some time in November. They have gone down the Lake to Niagara, from thence they expect to go into as far as Long Point, and preach in all the most noted places on their way. [p. 357]
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