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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I therefore adjure you to beseech them, in the name of the Lord. by the Son of God, to lend us a helping hand; and if all this will not soften their hearts, to administer to their our necessity for Zion’s sake, turn your back upon them and return speedily to , and the blood of [HC 2:48] Zion be upon their heads, even as upon the heads of her enemies, and let their recompence be as the recompence of her enemies, for thus shall it come to pass saith the Lord of Hosts, who has the cattle upon a thousand hills, who has put forth his almighty hand to bring to pass his strange act; and what man shall put forth his hand to steady the ark of God, or be found turning a deaf ear to the voice of his servant, God shall speak in due time, and all will be declared, amen.
Your brethren in the , Joseph Smith Jr.
.
9 April 1834 • Wednesday
April 9th. after an impartial trial, the court decided that be bound over under two hundred dollar bonds, to keep the peace for six months, and pay the cost which amounted to near three hundred dollars, all of which was in answer to our prayers, for which I thank my heavenly Father.
10 April 1834 • Thursday
On the 10th. had a of the , in which it was agreed that the order should be dissolved, and each one have this their set off to them. The same day, the brethren in , Missouri, executed the following letters, and Petitions to according to the revelation: [HC 2:49]
, Clay county, Mo. April 10, 1834;
“To the President of the .
“We, the undersigned, your Petitioners, citizens of the , and residents of the county of , in the state of , being members of the reproachfully called Mormons, beg leave to refer the President to our former Petition, [p. 452]
I therefore adjure you to beseech them, in the name of the Lord. by the Son of God, to lend us a helping hand; and if all this will not soften their hearts, to administer to our necessity for Zion’s sake, turn your back upon them and return speedily to , and the blood of [HC 2:48] Zion be upon their heads, even as upon the heads of her enemies, and let their recompence be as the recompence of her enemies, for thus shall it come to pass saith the Lord of Hosts, who has the cattle upon a thousand hills, who has put forth his almighty hand to bring to pass his strange act; and what man shall put forth his hand to steady the ark of God, or be found turning a deaf ear to the voice of his servant, God shall speak in due time, and all will be declared, amen.
Your brethren in the , Joseph Smith Jr.
.
9 April 1834 • Wednesday
April 9th. after an impartial trial, the court decided that be bound over under two hundred dollar bonds, to keep the peace for six months, and pay the cost which amounted to near three hundred dollars, all of which was in answer to our prayers, for which I thank my heavenly Father.
10 April 1834 • Thursday
On the 10th. had a of the , in which it was agreed that the order should be dissolved, and each one have their set off to them. The same day, the brethren in , Missouri, executed the following letters, and Petitions according to the revelation: [HC 2:49]
, Clay county, Mo. April 10, 1834;
“To the President of the .
“We, the undersigned, your Petitioners, citizens of the , and residents of the county of , in the state of , being members of the reproachfully called Mormons, beg leave to refer the President to our former Petition, [p. 452]
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