Letter from Orson Hyde, 15 December 1835

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these circumstances this establishment refused to render me that accomodation which a worldlings establishment would have gladly done, and one too, which never <received> a donation from my me nor in whose favour I never raised my voice or extended <exerted> my influence.
But after all this, thought I, it may be right and I will be still— Un[t]il not long since I asertained that Elder could go to the and get whatever he pleased, and no one to say why do ye so, until his account has amounted to seven Hundred Dollars or there abouts and that he was a silent partner in the conce[r]n yet not acknowledged <as> such fearing that his creditors would make a hawl upon the .
While we were abroad this last season we straind every nerve to obtain a little something for our familys and regularly divided the monies equally for ought that I know, not knowing that had such a fountain at hom[e] from whence he drew his support. I then called to mind the revelation in which myself, and were chastened and also the quotation in that revelation of the parable of the twelve sons; as if the original meaning referd directly to the of the , I would now ask if each one of the twelve has not an equal right to the same accomodations from that provided they are alike faithful. If not, with such a combination [p. 72]
these circumstances this establishment refused to render me that accomodation which a worldlings establishment would have gladly done, and one too, which never received a donation from me nor in whose favour I never raised my voice or exerted my influence.
But after all this, thought I, it may be right and I will be still— Until not long since I asertained that Elder could go to the and get whatever he pleased, and no one to say why do ye so, until his account has amounted to seven Hundred Dollars or there abouts and that he was a silent partner in the concern yet not acknowledged as such fearing that his creditors would make a hawl upon the .
While we were abroad this last season we straind every nerve to obtain a little something for our familys and regularly divided the monies equally for ought that I know, not knowing that had such a fountain at home from whence he drew his support. I then called to mind the revelation in which myself, and were chastened and also the quotation in that revelation of the parable of the twelve sons; as if the original meaning referd directly to the of the , I would now ask if each one of the twelve has not an equal right to the same accomodations from that provided they are alike faithful. If not, with such a combination [p. 72]
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