Letter from Church Leaders in Kirtland, 16 November 1841

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, Ohio. Nov 16, 1841.
Dear Brethren in the Lord,
We address you in the name of <the> Lord  and in humility, for we truly feel humble  in our present condition, and think it ne cessary to inform you how we are situated,  and as brethren of the same chosen family,  ask what we shall do in future, so that a  more perfect understanding may exist  between this Stake and . We hold this  truth the dearest of all, that if we are not one  we are not the Lord’s and if we do not uphold  each other’s hands the Lord will not uphold  ours.
Our president, Elder , as appears by  the minutes of your October Conference, has been  disfellowshipped, till he makes satisfaction &c—  Having the spirit of the Lord and his prophet to  guide you in all your doings we know  you go for righteousness; and as we live  to grow wiser and better, we do sincerely  hope and pray, that, not only satisfaction on  s case, but on every thing relative to  , may be made. It is true, had just disengaged himself from the  Mercantile business he was connected with: and  from what we had seen and heard of his proceedings  here, we had great hopes that would rise  from its former desolation to honor the cause of  the Lord in common with ,— and we  still believe, when you ascertain our good feelings  for your welfare; for yours is ours, and all  is the Lord’s, that you will be as ready to forgive  wherein we have erred, as we are ready to ask  forgiveness wherein we have gone astray from the  commandments of our heavenly Father.  contains some good hearted well meaning saints,— as [p. [1]]
, Ohio. Nov 16, 1841.
Dear Brethren in the Lord,
We address you in the name of the Lord and in humility, for we truly feel humble in our present condition, and think it necessary to inform you how we are situated, and as brethren of the same chosen family, ask what we shall do in future, so that a more perfect understanding may exist between this Stake and . We hold this truth the dearest of all, that if we are not one we are not the Lord’s and if we do not uphold each other’s hands the Lord will not uphold ours.
Our president, Elder , as appears by the minutes of your October Conference, has been disfellowshipped, till he makes satisfaction &c— Having the spirit of the Lord and his prophet to guide you in all your doings we know you go for righteousness; and as we live to grow wiser and better, we do sincerely hope and pray, that, not only satisfaction on s case, but on every thing relative to , may be made. It is true, had just disengaged himself from the Mercantile business he was connected with: and from what we had seen and heard of his proceedings here, we had great hopes that would rise from its former desolation to honor the cause of the Lord in common with ,— and we still believe, when you ascertain our good feelings for your welfare; for yours is ours, and all is the Lord’s, that you will be as ready to forgive wherein we have erred, as we are ready to ask forgiveness wherein we have gone astray from the commandments of our heavenly Father. contains some good hearted well meaning saints,— as [p. [1]]
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