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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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in these last days as we are not willing to Idle  any time which can be spent to useful purpose  doors are opening continually for proclaiming  the spirit of bitterness among the people is  fast subsiding and a spirit of enquiry  is taking its place I proclaimed last  Sunday at our county seat [I]  had the court house, there was a general  turn out, good attention and a pressing  invitation for more meetings which will be  granted if the Lord will when we return  from this tower [tour], Bro Joseph is going to  take a tower [tour] with Bro of  Brownhelm as soon as he () comes  to this place, we hope our brethren  that the greatest freedom and frankness  will exist between you and the  not withholding from each other any information  from us but communicate with the greatest  freedom lest you should produce evils  of a serious nature character and the  Lord becomes offended for know assured ly if we by our wickedness bring evil  on our own heads the Lord will let us  bear it till we get weary and hate eniquity   wants you to say to that the man from whom he exp ected to get the mill stones has run  off so he will not be able to get them  but can get them at   of the same mans make
We conclude by giving  our heartiest approbation to evry measure  calculated for the spread of <the> truth in  these last days and our strongest desires  and sincerest prayers for the prosperity [p. 53]
in these last days as we are not willing to Idle any time which can be spent to useful purpose doors are opening continually for proclaiming the spirit of bitterness among the people is fast subsiding and a spirit of enquiry is taking its place I proclaimed last Sunday at our county seat [I] had the court house, there was a general turn out, good attention and a pressing invitation for more meetings which will be granted if the Lord will when we return from this tower [tour], Bro Joseph is going to take a tower [tour] with Bro of Brownhelm as soon as he () comes to this place, we hope our brethren that the greatest freedom and frankness will exist between you and the not withholding from each other any information from us but communicate with the greatest freedom lest you should produce evils of a serious character and the Lord becomes offended for know assuredly if we by our wickedness bring evil on our own heads the Lord will let us bear it till we get weary and hate eniquity wants you to say to that the man from whom he expected to get the mill stones has run off so he will not be able to get them but can get them at of the same mans make
We conclude by giving our heartiest approbation to evry measure calculated for the spread of the truth in these last days and our strongest desires and sincerest prayers for the prosperity [p. 53]
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