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

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<Aug 1.> <Letter.> We have appointed our beloved brother and companion in tribulation, to meet you in the name of the Lord Jesus. He, in connection with others duly appointed also, will visit you alternately, for the purpose of instructing you in the necessary qualifications of the ; that they may be perfected, that the officers and members of the body of Christ, may become very prayerful and very faithful; strictly keeping all the , and walking in holiness before the Lord continually. That all that mean to have the “destroyer pass over them, as the children of Israel and not slay them,” may live according to the “Word if Wisdom”; that the saints by industry, diligence and faithfulness, and the prayer of faith, may become purified, and enter upon their inheritance, to build up Zion according to the word of the Lord.
We are sure, if the saints are very humble, very watchful, and very prayerful, that few will be deceived by those who have not authority to teach, or who have not the spirit to teach according to the power of the [HC 2:138] Holy Ghost, in the Scriptures. Lest any mans blood should be required at your hands, we beseech you, as you value the salvation of Souls, and are within, to set an example worthy to be followed by those without the kingdom of our God and his christ, that peace by grace, and blessings by inheritance, righteousness, may attend you till you are sanctified and redeemed”
(signed) “ august 1st. 1834.”
<Arrival at .> About this time I arrived at , after a tedious journey, in from the midst of Enemies, Mobs, cholera, and excessively hot weather, having parted with from those whom I started with on the 9th ult, at different points of the journey. <(see addenda to come in here)>
4 August 1834 • Monday
<Council 4.> , August 4th 1834. a of assembled in I Thomas Colburn, Elder; and resolved to send Elder to to labor in the Ministry.
6–7 August 1834 • Wednesday–Thursday
<6 Council of Zion> The of Zion assembled in aug 6th. and resolved that act in the place of who was absent, and in place of [p. 528]
Aug 1. Letter. We have appointed our beloved brother and companion in tribulation, to meet you in the name of the Lord Jesus. He, in connection with others duly appointed also, will visit you alternately, for the purpose of instructing you in the necessary qualifications of the ; that they may be perfected, that the officers and members of the body of Christ, may become very prayerful and very faithful; strictly keeping all the , and walking in holiness before the Lord continually. That all that mean to have the “destroyer pass over them, as the children of Israel and not slay them,” may live according to the “Word if Wisdom”; that the saints by industry, diligence faithfulness, and the prayer of faith, may become purified, and enter upon their inheritance, to build up Zion according to the word of the Lord.
We are sure, if the saints are very humble, very watchful, and very prayerful, that few will be deceived by those who have not authority to teach, or who have not the spirit to teach according to the power of the [HC 2:138] Holy Ghost, in the Scriptures. Lest any mans blood should be required at your hands, we beseech you, as you value the salvation of Souls, and are within, to set an example worthy to be followed by those without the kingdom of our God and his christ, that peace by grace, and blessings by , righteousness, may attend you till you are sanctified and redeemed”
(signed) “ august 1st. 1834.”
Arrival at . About this time I arrived at , after a tedious journey, from the midst of Enemies, Mobs, cholera, and excessively hot weather, having parted from those whom I started with on the 9th ult, at different points of the journey. (see addenda to come in here)
4 August 1834 • Monday
Council 4. , August 4th 1834. a of Thomas Colburn, Elder; and resolved to send Elder to to labor in the Ministry.
6–7 August 1834 • Wednesday–Thursday
6 Council of Zion The of Zion assembled in aug 6th. and resolved that act in the place of who was absent, and in place of [p. 528]
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