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Letter to Church Officers in Missouri, 31 August 1835

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swine, least they trample them under their  feet, and turn again and rend you. There fore— let us be wise in all things, and keep  all the of God, that our  salvation may be sure: having our armour  ready and prepared against the time ap pointed; and having on the whole armour  of righteousness, we may be able to stand  in that trying day. We say also that if there  are any doors open for the to preach  the first principles of the gospel: let them  not keep silence: rail not against the  sects, neither talk against their tenets.  But preach Christ and him crucified.  love to God, and love to man, observing  always to make mention of our republic an principles, thereby if posible, we may  allay the prejudice of the people, be meek  and lowly of heart, and the Lord God of  our fathers shall be with you for evermore
Amen.
Sanctioned and signed by the
Joseph Smith Jr.
.
P.S. Br
We remember your  familly, with all the fi[r]st families of the  , who first embraced the truth,  we remember your losses and sorrows  our first ties are not broken, we [p. 80]
swine, least they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Therefore— let us be wise in all things, and keep all the of God, that our salvation may be sure: having our armour ready and prepared against the time appointed; and having on the whole armour of righteousness, we may be able to stand in that trying day. We say also that if there are any doors open for the to preach the first principles of the gospel: let them not keep silence: rail not against the sects, neither talk against their tenets. But preach Christ and him crucified. love to God, and love to man, observing always to make mention of our republican principles, thereby if posible, we may allay the prejudice of the people, be meek and lowly of heart, and the Lord God of our fathers shall be with you for evermore
Amen.
Sanctioned and signed by the
Joseph Smith Jr.
.
P.S. Br
We remember your familly, with all the first families of the , who first embraced the truth, we remember your losses and sorrows our first ties are not broken, we [p. 80]
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