History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

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grow together: for Zion must be redeemed with judgment, and her   <June. 7 .  The elders of Zion  to go forth and  clear their garments> converts with righteousness. Every elder that can, after providing  for his family (if he has any.) and paying his debts, must go  forth and clear his skirts from the blood if this generation. While  they are in that region, instead of trying members for transgres sion, or offences, let every one labor to prepare himself for the  vineyard, sparing a little time to comfort the mourners; to  bind up the broken hearted; to reclaim the backslider; to  bring back the wanderer; to re-invite into the kingdom such  as have been cut off, by encourageing them to lay to while  the day lasts, and work righteousness, and, with one heart  and one mind, prepare to help redeem Zion, that goodly  land of promise, where the willing and obedient shall  be blessed. <Note D Addedum page 2>
<visit of Mr  Hewitt, from  Europe.> About this time I received an introduction from <to> Mr [John] Hewitt, a  preacher, who had come out from Europe, with his lady, to examine this  work, and as he stated was delegated by his church or the clergy for  this purpose. His interview was short, and he left with the under standing he would call again, and renew his investigation.— As  he did not return according to agreement, and hearing he was at  , The A council of the presidency sent him the following letter,
<June 14  Letter of the pres idency to the Rev  Mr Hewitt.> “June 14th. To the Rev Mr Hewitt; Sir, in consequence of your  not returning to us as we understood you at your intro duction to us. It was resolved and approved in council, on the  evening of the 14th instant, that the bearor, , one  of the presiding elders of our church, should proceed to ,  and ascertain if possible, the cause of your delay, and this  is done as one reason, that we feel an anxious desire for  the salvation of the souls of men. and to satisfy your  enquiries concerning the religion we profess. If at  it is the sincere desire of the council, that Mr Hewitt return,  that we may satisfy him concerning our religion, and he  satisfy us concerning his for we feel as great a desire for the  welfare of his people as he can for ours. With respect &c. , Clerk.”
<’s  Report of his  visit to Mr  Hewitt.> repaired immediately to , on on the day following  reported to the council that Mr Hewitt was not in the place, that he  left their letter with Mrs Hewitt, who informed him that her  “husband had frequently spoken of his wish to become further acquain ted with this people whom he had come out from Europe to see,”  but the next we heard of the Revd John Hewitt was, that he had  Returned to England, opened a school in Ohio.
<Mr Hewitts  Delegation from  Barnsley, Engd.> Mr Hewitt was elder of the Irvingite church in Barnsley, England,  and received a delegation from that church, as expressed in a letter  from Mr Shaw, <Thomas Sha[w] of April 21,> to visit the saints in , and ascertain  their faith and principles, and if Mr Hewitt found them  as they expected, the saints in might expect help from  them (the church in Barnsley) as they were rich in Temporal  things. and had received the gift of tongues, in their church. [p. 594]
grow together: for Zion must be redeemed with judgment, and her June. 7 . The elders of Zion to go forth and clear their garments converts with righteousness. Every elder that can, after providing for his family (if he has any.) and paying his debts, must go forth and clear his skirts from the blood if this generation. While they are in that region, instead of trying members for transgression, or offences, let every one labor to prepare himself for the vineyard, sparing a little time to comfort the mourners; to bind up the broken hearted; to reclaim the backslider; to bring back the wanderer; to re-invite into the kingdom such as have been cut off, by encourageing them to lay to while the day lasts, and work righteousness, and, with one heart and one mind, prepare to help redeem Zion, that goodly land of promise, where the willing and obedient shall be blessed.
visit of Mr Hewitt, from Europe. About this time I received an introduction to Mr [John] Hewitt, a preacher, who had come out from Europe, with his lady, to examine this work, and as he stated was delegated by his church for this purpose. His interview was short, and he left with the understanding he would call again, and renew his investigation.— As he did not return according to agreement, and hearing he was at , A council of the presidency sent him the following letter,
June 14 Letter of the presidency to the Rev Mr Hewitt. “June 14th. To the Rev Mr Hewitt; Sir, in consequence of your not returning we understood you at your introduction to us. It was resolved and approved in council, on the evening of the 14th instant, that the bearor, , one of the presiding elders of our church, should proceed to , and ascertain if possible, the cause of your delay, and this is done as one reason, that we feel an anxious desire for the salvation of the souls of men. and to satisfy your enquiries concerning the religion we profess. If at it is the sincere desire of the council, that Mr Hewitt return, that we may satisfy him concerning our religion, and he satisfy us concerning his for we feel as great a desire for the welfare of his people as he can for ours. With respect &c. , Clerk.”
’s Report of his visit to Mr Hewitt. repaired immediately to , on on the day following reported to the council that Mr Hewitt was not in the place, that he left their letter with Mrs Hewitt, who informed him that her “husband had frequently spoken of his wish to become further acquainted with this people whom he had come out from Europe to see,” but the next we heard of the Revd John Hewitt was, that he had , opened a school in Ohio.
Mr Hewitts Delegation from Barnsley, Engd. Mr Hewitt was elder of the Irvingite church in Barnsley, England, and received a delegation from that church, as expressed in a letter from Mr Shaw, Thomas Shaw of April 21, to visit the saints in , and ascertain their faith and principles, and if Mr Hewitt found them as they expected, the saints in might expect help from them (the church in Barnsley) as they were rich in Temporal things. and had received the gift of tongues, in their church. [p. 594]
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