Letter and Revelation to Harvey Whitlock, 16 November 1835

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Nov. 16th 1835
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I have received  your letter of the 28th Sept. 1835, and  I have read it twice, and it gave me  sensations that are better imagined than  discribed; let it suffice, that I say the  verry flood-gates of my heart were broken  up: I could not refrain from weeping,  I thank God, that it has entered into  your heart, to try to return to the Lord,  and to his people; if it so be, that he will  have mercy upon you.
I have inquired of the Lord concerning  your case, these words came to me
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you;  let him who was my servant ,  return unto me;— and unto the bosom of  my Church, and forsake all the sins  wherewith he has offended against me  and persue from hence forth a virtuous  and upright life, and remain under  the direction of those whom I have app ointed to be pillars, and heads of my  , and behold, saith the Lord, your  God; his sins shall be blotted out  from under heaven, and shall be forgotten  from among men, and shall not come  up in mine ears, nor be recorded as <a> me morial against him, but I will lift [p. 42]
Nov. 16th 1835
Bro
I have received your letter of the 28th Sept. 1835, and I have read it twice, and it gave me sensations that are better imagined than discribed; let it suffice, that I say the verry flood-gates of my heart were broken up: I could not refrain from weeping, I thank God, that it has entered into your heart, to try to return to the Lord, and to his people; if it so be, that he will have mercy upon you.
I have inquired of the Lord concerning your case, these words came to me
Verily thus saith the Lord unto you; let him who was my servant , return unto me;— and unto the bosom of my Church, and forsake all the sins wherewith he has offended against me and persue from hence forth a virtuous and upright life, and remain under the direction of those whom I have appointed to be pillars, and heads of my , and behold, saith the Lord, your God; his sins shall be blotted out from under heaven, and shall be forgotten from among men, and shall not come up in mine ears, nor be recorded as a memorial against him, but I will lift [p. 42]
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