Letter from Isaac Galland, 24 July 1839

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stomachs being already filled to overflowing, And so of the doctrines of the “New  Jerusalem Church” if none but those who read And understand the many  thousand metaphysical solutions of philisophical problems, which Sweden borg has published, can be saved, then truly must Heaven be content with  a spare population until the inhabitants intellectual capacities of the human  race are vastly improved— but if the wisdom of this world is foolishness with  God, And if God has chosen a system of salvation which is to the greeks foolishness  And is not taught in the wisdom of mens words, then indeed must it be a vain  effort to establish a system in lieu thereof, which is purely the wisdom of the  wise— And which has for its whole charm the praise of being philosophically  systematic.
I expect next week to set out for Akron and  And as I shall write immediately on my return to this place, or perhaps from  one of the above places, I will now conclude by requesting that I may be favored  with letters from as many of you as can take time to write me, I shall probably  have something more interesting to write about when I write you again,  give my best wishes and my Assurance of my sincere affection to all the brethren  nd believe me ever your’s most sincerely—
P. S. Please let me hear every matter  of importance which relates to the success or  hindrance, prosperity or adversity of the .
Yours truly
To J Smith Jr
&c
Hancock Co Illinois——
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stomachs being already filled to overflowing, And so of the doctrines of the “New Jerusalem Church” if none but those who read And understand the many thousand metaphysical solutions of philisophical problems, which Swedenborg has published, can be saved, then truly must Heaven be content with a spare population until the intellectual capacities of the human race are vastly improved— but if the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, And if God has chosen a system of salvation which is to the greeks foolishness And is not taught in the wisdom of mens words, then indeed must it be a vain effort to establish a system in lieu thereof, which is purely the wisdom of the wise— And which has for its whole charm the praise of being philosophically systematic.
I expect next week to set out for Akron and And as I shall write immediately on my return to this place, or perhaps from one of the above places, I will now conclude by requesting that I may be favored with letters from as many of you as can take time to write me, I shall probably have something more interesting to write about when I write you again, give my best wishes and Assurance of my sincere affection to all the brethren nd believe me ever your’s most sincerely—
P. S. Please let me hear every matter of importance which relates to the success or hindrance, prosperity or adversity of the .
Yours truly
To J Smith Jr
&c
Hancock Co Illinois——
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