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

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bearing date with this letter, that we intend to return  to , as soon as arrangements can be made  to protect us, after we are again placed <re-instated> into our  possessions.
We do not wish to go till we know that our  lives are not in danger of <from> a lawless mob.— Your  Excellency will understand, that, at this inclement  season, it will require time to restore us, and  troops to protect us, after we are there, for the  threats of the Mob have not ceased. Yr obt Servt.  , Governor of .”

10 December 1833 • Tuesday

, Ohio, December 10th. 1833.
Beloved brethren; , , ,  , , , and all the saints whom  it may concern.
This morning’s mail brought ’s and   ’s and ’ letters, all mailed at  Nov 19th. which gave us the melancholly inteligence  of your flight from the land of your , having  been driven from the pl before the face of your enemies  in that place.
From previous letters we had learned that a  number of our brethren have had been slain, but  we could not learn from those referred to above  as there had been but one, and that was brother  Barber, and wounded in the  bowels, We were thankful to learn, that no  more had been slain, and our daily prayers  are, that the Lord will not suffer his saints,  who have gone up to his land to keep his , to stain his holy Mountain with  their blood.
I cannot learn from any communication  by the Spirit to me, that Zion has forfeited  her claim to a crown notwith standing the Lord has caused her to be thus  afflicted, except it may be some individuals,  who have walked in disobedience, and forsaken  the ; all such will be made [p. 392]
bearing date with this letter, that we intend to return to , as soon as arrangements can be made to protect us, after we are re-instated in our possessions.
We do not wish to go till we know that our lives are not in danger from a lawless mob.— Your Excellency will understand, that, at this inclement season, it will require time to restore us, and troops to protect us, after we are there, for the threats of the Mob have not ceased. Yr obt Servt. , Governor of .”

10 December 1833 • Tuesday

, Ohio, December 10th. 1833.
Beloved brethren; , , , , , , and all the saints whom it may concern.
This morning’s mail brought ’s and ’s and ’ letters, all mailed at Nov 19th. which gave us the melancholly inteligence of your flight from the land of your , having been driven before the face of your enemies in that place.
From previous letters we learned that a number of our brethren had been slain, but we could not learn from those referred to above as there had been but one, and that was brother Barber, and wounded in the bowels, We were thankful to learn, that no more had been slain, and our daily prayers are, that the Lord will not suffer his saints, who have gone up to his land to keep his , to stain his holy Mountain with their blood.
I cannot learn from any communication by the Spirit to me, that Zion has forfeited her claim to a crown notwithstanding the Lord has caused her to be thus afflicted, except it may be some individuals, who have walked in disobedience, and forsaken the ; all such will be made [p. 392]
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