History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

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  • Historical Introduction
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<June 29> but have left a sealing testimony: Baptized a considerable number. We shall write again soon, as we learn the result of our labors here, more particularly. We are well and in good Spirits through the favor of the Lord. requests us to write a few lines in his letter, and we cheerfully embrace the opportunity. says he wants to [HC 4:142] live: But we do not feel ourselves authorized to act upon his case, but have recommended him to you: But he says his poverty will not allow him to visit you in person at this time, and we think he tells the truth. We therefore advise him to write, which he has done. He tells us, verbally, that he is willing to make any sacrifice to procure your fellowship, life not excepted, yet reposing that confidence in your magnanimity that you will take no advantage of this open and frank confession. If he can obtain your fellowship, he wants to come to as soon as he can. But if he cannot be received into the fellowship of the Church, he must do the best he can in banishment and exile. Brethren with you are the keys of the Kingdom, to you is power given to “exert your clemency, or display your vengeance”. By the former you will save a soul from death, and hide a multitude of sins; by the latter you will for ever discourage a returning prodigal, cause sorrow without benefit, pain without pleasure, ending in wretchedness and despair. But former experience teaches that you are workmen in the act of saving souls, therefore, with the greater confidence do we recommend to your clemency and favorable consideration the author and subject of this communication— Whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely” says he will, and so far as we are concerned, we say he may. In the bonds of the Covt. , .”
30 June 1840 • Tuesday
<30> The Committee <of the Twelve, in England,> finished the Collection of Hymns, and prepared the index for the press— and on the 30th. Elders and arrived at
1 July 1840 • Wednesday
<July 1> Wednesday July 1. 1840 Elders and arrived at from the Potteries.
1 August 1840 • Saturday
<Insert this & also pages 1068 and 1069 according to date August 1— on page 1087> <¶> In the Times and Seasons of this month I find the following
“A voice from the Holy City— Rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon— Recall of the People of God to <the land of> Judah— We have received by the last packet from England, a copy of a very extraordinary “Circular” issued by the Jews now residing at , and addressed to all the descendants of Abraham to the uttermost [HC 4:172] ends of the Earth. It is written in the pure Hebrew Character, and accompanied with an English translation, which we annex, as matter of the deepest curiosity to the people of this Country. Next week, if we possibly can, we shall publish the original Hebrew in a double sheet; but at present we must content ourselves with the translation— Morning Herald.
To our brethren the Israelites of Europe and — The liberal and benevolent contributors towards every holy and pious purpose— ready to stand in the breach and evince their love for the land of promise: to the well wishers of , and friends of Zion (dearer to us than life) [p. 1067]
June 29 but have left a sealing testimony: Baptized a considerable number. We shall write again soon, as we learn the result of our labors here, more particularly. We are well and in good Spirits through the favor of the Lord. requests us to write a few lines in his letter, and we cheerfully embrace the opportunity. says he wants to [HC 4:142] live: But we do not feel ourselves authorized to act upon his case, but have recommended him to you: But he says his poverty will not allow him to visit you in person at this time, and we think he tells the truth. We therefore advise him to write, which he has done. He tells us, verbally, that he is willing to make any sacrifice to procure your fellowship, life not excepted, yet reposing that confidence in your magnanimity that you will take no advantage of this open and frank confession. If he can obtain your fellowship, he wants to come to as soon as he can. But if he cannot be received into the fellowship of the Church, he must do the best he can in banishment and exile. Brethren with you are the keys of the Kingdom, to you is power given to “exert your clemency, or display your vengeance”. By the former you will save a soul from death, and hide a multitude of sins; by the latter you will for ever discourage a returning prodigal, cause sorrow without benefit, pain without pleasure, ending in wretchedness and despair. But former experience teaches that you are workmen in the act of saving souls, therefore, with the greater confidence do we recommend to your clemency and favorable consideration the author and subject of this communication— Whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely” says he will, and so far as we are concerned, we say he may. In the bonds of the Covt. , .”
30 June 1840 • Tuesday
30 The Committee of the Twelve, in England, finished the Collection of Hymns, and prepared the index for the press— and on the 30th. Elders and arrived at
1 July 1840 • Wednesday
July 1 Wednesday July 1. 1840 Elders and arrived at from the Potteries.
1 August 1840 • Saturday
Insert this & also pages 1068 and 1069 according to date August 1— on page 1087 ¶ In the Times and Seasons of this month I find the following
“A voice from the Holy City— Rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon— Recall of the People of God to the land of Judah— We have received by the last packet from England, a copy of a very extraordinary “Circular” issued by the Jews now residing at , and addressed to all the descendants of Abraham to the uttermost [HC 4:172] ends of the Earth. It is written in the pure Hebrew Character, and accompanied with an English translation, which we annex, as matter of the deepest curiosity to the people of this Country. Next week, if we possibly can, we shall publish the original Hebrew in a double sheet; but at present we must content ourselves with the translation— Morning Herald.
To our brethren the Israelites of Europe and — The liberal and benevolent contributors towards every holy and pious purpose— ready to stand in the breach and evince their love for the land of promise: to the well wishers of , and friends of Zion (dearer to us than life) [p. 1067]
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