Letter to Church Leaders in Jackson County, Missouri, 2 July 1833

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is good at present no case of sickness known to us, s wife is declining fast and cannot continue much longer but will soon be in the paradise of God, we are engaged in writing a letter to respecting the two Smith[s] as we have received two from them one from John Smith the other from the of the Church. As to the gift of tongues, all we can say is that in this place we have received it as the ancients did we wish you however to be careful lest in this you be deceived guard against evils which may arise from any accounts given of women or otherwise be careful in all things lest any root of bitterness spring up among you and thereby many be defiled. Satan will no doubt trouble you about the Gift of tongues unless you are careful you cannot watch him too closly nor pray to[o] much may the Lord give you wisdom in all things, in a letter mailed last week you will doubtless see before you receive this <have> obtained information about the new translation. Consign the Box of the book of the Commandments to Geauga Co Ohio care of Killy and Walworth Cuyahoga County Ohio, I write this in great haste in answer to yours to Bro Joseph as I am going off immediately in company with , to proclaim the gospel we think of starting to morrow having finished the translation of the bible a few hours since and needing some recreation we know of no way we can spend our time more to divine exceptence then endevoring to build up <his> [p. 52]
is good at present no case of sickness known to us, s wife is declining fast and cannot continue much longer but will soon be in the paradise of God, we are engaged in writing a letter to respecting the two Smiths as we have received two from them one from John Smith the other from the of the Church. As to the gift of tongues, all we can say is that in this place we have received it as the ancients did we wish you however to be careful lest in this you be deceived guard against evils which may arise from any accounts given of women or otherwise be careful in all things lest any root of bitterness spring up among you and thereby many be defiled. Satan will no doubt trouble you about the Gift of tongues unless you are careful you cannot watch him too closly nor pray too much may the Lord give you wisdom in all things, in a letter mailed last week you will doubtless before you receive this have obtained information about the new translation. Consign the Box of the book of Commandments to Geauga Co Ohio care of Killy and Walworth Cuyahoga County Ohio, I write this in great haste in answer to yours to Bro Joseph as I am going off immediately in company with , to proclaim the gospel we think of starting to morrow having finished the translation of the bible a few hours since and needing some recreation we know of no way we can spend our time more to divine exceptence then endevoring to build up his [p. 52]
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