Journal, March–September 1838

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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escort of bretheren from the city Who were   & severel others of the faithfull  of the West Who received us with open armes and warm  hearts and welcomed us to the bosom of their sosciety  On our arrival in the city we wire [were] greeted on every  hand by the saints who bid us welcom; Welcome;  to the land of their inheritance Dear bretheren you  may be assured that so friendly a meeting &  reception paid us Will [well] for our long seven years  of servictude persecution & affliction in the mi dst of our enimies in the land yea  verily our hearts were full and we feel greatfull  to Almighty God for his kindness unto us. The  particulars of our Journey brotheren cannot weell be  writen but we trust that the same God who has prot ected us will protect you also, and will sooner or  later grant us the privilege of seeing each other  face <to> face & of rehersing of all our sufferings We have  herd of the destruction of the which  we presume to believe must have been occasioned  by the Parrishites or more properly the Aristocrats  or Anarchys as we believe, The saints here have  provided a room for us and daily necessary’s which  is brought in from all parts of the to make us comf ortable, so that I have nothing to do but to attend  to my spiritual concerns or the spiritual affairs of  the Church The difficulties of the Church had been  ajusted before arrival here by a Judicious With & who  acted as Pres. Pro. Tem. of the Church of  being appointed by the voice of the Council &  Church & having been  cut off from the Church, remains as  yit The saints at this time are in union &  peace & love prevails throughout, in a word Hea ven smiles upon the saints in . Various  & many have been the falshoods writen from thence [p. 24]
escort of bretheren from the city Who were & severel others of the faithfull of the West Who received us with open armes and warm hearts and welcomed us to the bosom of their sosciety On our arrival in the city we wire [were] greeted on every hand by the saints who bid us welcom; Welcome; to the land of their inheritance Dear bretheren you may be assured that so friendly a meeting & reception paid us Will [well] for our long seven years of servictude persecution & affliction in the midst of our enimies in the land yea verily our hearts were full and we feel greatfull to Almighty God for his kindness unto us. The particulars of our Journey brotheren cannot weell be writen but we trust that the same God who has protected us will protect you also, and will sooner or later grant us the privilege of seeing each other face to face & of rehersing all our sufferings We have herd of the destruction of the which we presume to believe must have been occasioned by the Parrishites or more properly the Aristocrats or Anarchys as we believe, The saints here have provided a room for us and daily necessary’s which is brought in from all parts of the to make us comfortable, so that I have nothing to do but to attend to my spiritual concerns or the spiritual affairs of the Church The difficulties of the Church had been ajusted before arrival here by a Judicious With & who acted as Pres. Pro. Tem. of the Church of being appointed by the voice of the Council & Church & having been cut off from the Church, remains as yit The saints at this time are in union & peace & love prevails throughout, in a word Heaven smiles upon the saints in . Various & many have been the falshoods writen from thence [p. 24]
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