Letter to Church Leaders in Eugene, Indiana, 2 July 1833

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you to be watchful on your part and search  out enequity and put it down wherever it may be  found you will see by this brethren that you  have authority to sit in on the Smiths  and if found Guilty to deal with them accordingly  we have this day directed a letter [to] John Smith  thereby making known to him our disaprobation  of the course he has persued.—
We commend you [to] God and his  grace ever praying he will keep and preserve  you blameless till he come.
Joseph Smith Jr
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2d July 1833
Dear Brethren—
Yours of the 3d of June came safe  to hand the last mail and John Smith which  was directed to Br Joseph now my brethren  on this sheet you have Bro Joseph sanction  to my proceedings and the letter I last wrote  you and you will govern yourselves acco rdingly for you have full power and  authority to call the two Bro Smiths to an  account for their conduct and unless they  repent and make satisfaction not  only to your of the but  also to this branch they must be cut off  from the body for under existing cir cumstances we have no fellowship with  them Bro John Smith authority as an  officer in the church was taken from  him before he left and he ought to  have given up his but he  went away without doing so and it [p. 55]
you to be watchful on your part and search out enequity and put it down wherever it may be found you will see by this brethren that you have authority to sit in on the Smiths and if found Guilty to deal with them accordingly we have this day directed a letter [to] John Smith thereby making known to him our disaprobation of the course he has persued.—
We commend you [to] God and his grace ever praying he will keep and preserve you blameless till he come.
Joseph Smith Jr
Postscrip by
2d July 1833
Dear Brethren—
Yours of the 3d of June came safe to hand the last mail and John Smith which was directed to Br Joseph now my brethren on this sheet you have Bro Joseph sanction to my proceedings and the letter I last wrote you and you will govern yourselves accordingly for you have full power and authority to call the two Bro Smiths to an account for their conduct and unless they repent and make satisfaction not only to your of the but also to this branch they must be cut off from the body for under existing circumstances we have no fellowship with them Bro John Smith authority as an officer in the church was taken from him before he left and he ought to have given up his but he went away without doing so and it [p. 55]
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