Letter from John E. Page, 1 September 1841

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Sept 1 1841
Sept 1 1841
To the President and council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints <— At >
Dear Bretheren in the Lord
I am hapy to say that I am well I believe my health is absilutely perfect— I hope in the Lord this may reach your hands finding you well— I have just heard of the suden death of Bro— which at the first gave me a senseation of astonishment that I never senseed before on hearing the news of the death of my bretheren
At first my heart said why was it <so> Lord for a moment I must say I was not reconciled; but soon the scene was changed— the spirit like a gentle mesenger rested upon me and whispered the consolating tidings to my anxious heart saying all is wright and all was well with our much beloved and high esteemed Bro — he has only gon[e] on a short errand to act in a more gloryfyed sphere in the great concerns of the Kingdom of God in makeing the nesisary arrangements with the saints in light preparitory to the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ who will come with the voice of the archangel and the sound of Gabrils <trump> bringing all the saints with him—
I feel that the death of must be a very severe blow upon his in her declineing years and also to the companion of the decd. as well as to <the> rest of the surviveing relitives and also to the church as a body— Pl[e]ase tell for be <me> <be> comforted be reconciled rejoice in the Lord that it has been the providence of our heavenly father <to> bless her with haveing the honor and glory of raising so worthy an heir of the highest mansion of our heavenly Fathers house— say to the mourning and much afflicted of the decd. Be comforted and dry up <your> tears and say the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away and blessed be the name of the Lord— Shall not the God of all the Earth do right— yes sister the Lord has placed in a higher state of action and soon the veil will rend and then we shall see [p. 1]
Sept 1 1841
Sept 1 1841
To the President and council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints — At
Dear Bretheren in the Lord
I am hapy to say that I am well I believe my health is absilutely perfect— I hope in the Lord this may reach your hands finding you well— I have just heard of the suden death of Bro— which at the first gave me a senseation of astonishment that I never senseed before on hearing the news of the death of my bretheren
At first my heart said why was it so Lord for a moment I must say I was not reconciled; but soon the scene was changed— the spirit like a gentle mesenger rested upon me and whispered the consolating tidings to my anxious heart saying all is wright and all was well with our much beloved and high esteemed Bro — he has only gone on a short errand to act in a more gloryfyed sphere in the great concerns of the Kingdom of God in makeing the nesisary arrangements with the saints in light preparitory to the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ who will come with the voice of the archangel and the sound of Gabrils trump bringing all the saints with him—
I feel that the death of must be a very severe blow upon his in her declineing years and also to the companion of the decd. as well as to the rest of the surviveing relitives and also to the church as a body— Please tell for me be comforted be reconciled rejoice in the Lord that it has been the providence of our heavenly father to bless her with haveing the honor and glory of raising so worthy an heir of the highest mansion of our heavenly Fathers house— say to the mourning and much afflicted of the decd. Be comforted and dry up your tears and say the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away and blessed be the name of the Lord— Shall not the God of all the Earth do right— yes sister the Lord has placed in a higher state of action and soon the veil will rend and then we shall see [p. 1]
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