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

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<Aug 16 > <Letter> approved of by the , and let there be every  signer obtained that can be in the state of , and  while they are on their journey to this country, that per adventure we may learn whether we have friends or  not in these .
<Petition to  the > This petition is to be sent to the of  to solicit him to call on the president of the for a guard to protect our brethren in upon their own lands from the insu[l]ts and  abuses of the Mob;
And I would recommend to to enter  Complaints to the as often as he receives any  insults of injury, and in case that they proceed to  endeavor to take life or tear down houses; and if the  citizens of do not befriend us to gather  up the little army and be set over immediately into  , and trust in God, and do the  best he can in maintaining the ground. But in  case the excitement continues to be allayed, and  peace prevails, use every effort to prevail on the  churches to gather to those regions, and situate them selves to be in readiness to move into , in two years from the eleventh of September  <Time for the  redemption  of Zion> next, which a is the appointed time for the redemp tion of . If, verily I say unto you, If the  Church with one united effort perform their duties,  If they do this the work shall be complete; If they  do not this in all humility, making preparation  from this time forth, like Joseph in Egypt laying  up store against the time of famine, every man  having his tent, his horses, his chariots, his armory,  his cattle, his family, and his whole substance  in readiness against the time when it shall be  said To your tents O Israel!! And let not this be  noised abroad, let every heart beat in silence, and  every mouth be shut.
Now, my beloved brethren, you will learn by this  we have a great work to do, and but little time to  do it in, and if we do not exert ourselves to the utmost [p. 535]
Aug 16 Letter approved of by the , and let there be every signer obtained that can be in the state of , and while they are on their journey to this country, that peradventure we may learn whether we have friends or not in these .
Petition to the This petition is to be sent to the of to solicit him to call on the president of the for a guard to protect our brethren in upon their own lands from the insults and abuses of the Mob;
And I would recommend to to enter Complaints to the as often as he receives any insults of injury, and in case that they proceed to endeavor to take life or tear down houses; and if the citizens of do not befriend us to gather up the little army and be set over immediately into , and trust in God, and do the best he can in maintaining the ground. But in case the excitement continues to be allayed, and peace prevails, use every effort to prevail on the churches to gather to those regions, and situate themselves to be in readiness to move into , in two years from the eleventh of September Time for the redemption of Zion next, which is the appointed time for the redemption of . If, verily I say unto you, If the Church with one united effort perform their duties, If they do this the work shall be complete; If they do not this in all humility, making preparation from this time forth, like Joseph in Egypt laying up store against the time of famine, every man having his tent, his horses, his chariots, his armory, his cattle, his family, and his whole substance in readiness against the time when it shall be said To your tents O Israel!! And let not this be noised abroad, let every heart beat in silence, and every mouth be shut.
Now, my beloved brethren, you will learn by this we have a great work to do, and but little time to do it in, and if we do not exert ourselves to the utmost [p. 535]
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