Letter from Oliver Cowdery, 7 May 1831

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searching for truth and if cincerely I pr[a]y they  may find that precious treasure for it seems  to be wholly fallen in the streets that equity  cannot enter in the letter we received of <from> you we  were informed that the opposition was great against  you now our beloved brethren we verily believe that  we can also rejoice that we can are counted worthy  to suffer shame for his name for almost the  whole country which consists of Universalists Ath[e]ists  Deists Presbyterians Methodists <Baptists> & professed Christians  Priests & people with all the Devels from the  infernal pit are united and foaming out ther  own shame God forbid that I should bring a railing  accusation against them for Vengence belongeth  unto him who is able to repay & herein brethren  we confide. I am informed of an other Tribe  of lately who have abundence of flocks  of the best kind of sheep & cattle and manufacture  blankets of superior quality the tribe is very  numerous they live three hundred miles west  of Santafee and are called navahoes why I men tion this tribe is because I feel under obligation  to communicate <my breth[r]en evry informati[o]n respecting th[e] Lamanites & ab[out].> to you all my Labours and travels  believeing as I do that much is expected from me  in the cause of our Lord and not doubuting but I daily  am remembered before the throne of the most high  by all of my brethren as well those who have not  seen my face in the flesh as those who have
We have begin to expect our brother soon we have  heard from him only when he was at we are  all well (bless the Lord) and preach the gospel we will if  earth and hell oppose our way and we dwell in the midst  of Scortions for in Jesus <we> trust grace be with you all Amen
PS I beseach you to remember & write & direct  to me Jackson County Missouri
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searching for truth and if cincerely I pray they may find that precious treasure for it seems to be wholly fallen in the streets that equity cannot enter in the letter we received from you we were informed that the opposition was great against you now our beloved brethren we verily believe that we can also rejoice that we are counted worthy to suffer shame for his name for almost the whole country which consists of Universalists Atheists Deists Presbyterians Methodists Baptists & professed Christians Priests & people with all the Devels from the infernal pit are united and foaming out ther own shame God forbid that I should bring a railing accusation against them for Vengence belongeth unto him who is able to repay & herein brethren we confide. I am informed of an other Tribe of lately who have abundence of flocks of the best kind of sheep & cattle and manufacture blankets of superior quality the tribe is very numerous they live three hundred miles west of Santafee and are called navahoes why I mention this tribe is because I feel under obligation to communicate my brethren evry information respecting the Lamanites & about. to you all my Labours and travels believeing as I do that much is expected from me in the cause of our Lord and not doubuting but I daily am remembered before the throne of the most high by all of my brethren as well those who have not seen my face in the flesh as those who have
We begin to expect our brother soon we have heard from him only when he was at we are all well (bless the Lord) and preach the gospel we will if earth and hell oppose our way and we dwell in the midst of Scortions for in Jesus we trust grace be with you all Amen
PS I beseach to remember & write & direct to me Jackson County Missouri
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