Letter to Edward Partridge, 5 December 1833

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was shed we agreed to go away immediately  and the enemy took our guns,  also states that since the above was wrote (viz  on the 6th) another horid scene has transpired,  after our people surrendered their arms a  party of the Mobe went above and  began to whip and even murder and the  brethren have been driven into the woods and  fleeing to the ferry and also the Mob have  hired the ferryman to carry them across  the river and it was reported that the  mob had Killed two more of the brethren
It appears brethren that the above statemen ts were mostly from reports and no certainty  of their being correct. therefore it is difficult  for us to advise and can only say that the  destenies of all people are in the hands of a  Just God and he will do no injustice to  any one and this one thing is sure that  they who will live Godly in Christ Jesus shall  suffer persecution and before their robes are  mad[e] white in the blood of the Lamb it  is to be expected they will pass through gre at tribulation according to John the  Revelator, I wish when you receive this  letter that you would collect every particular  concerning the Mob from the begining and  send us a correct statement of fact as they  transpired from time to time that we  may be enabled to give the public correct  information on the subject and inform us  also of the situation of the brethren with resp ect to their means of sustinance &c I would  inform you that it is not the will of the Lord  for you to sell your Lands in if means  can possably be procured for their sustenance [p. 67]
was shed we agreed to go away immediately and the enemy took our guns, also states that since the above was wrote (viz on the 6th) another horid scene has transpired, after our people surrendered their arms a party of the Mobe went above and began to whip and even murder and the brethren have been driven into the woods and fleeing to the ferry and also the Mob have hired the ferryman to carry them across the river and it was reported that the mob had Killed two more of the brethren
It appears brethren that the above statements were mostly from reports and no certainty of their being correct. therefore it is difficult for us to advise and can only say that the destenies of all people are in the hands of a Just God and he will do no injustice to any one and this one thing is sure that they who will live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution and before their robes are made white in the blood of the Lamb it is to be expected they will pass through great tribulation according to John the Revelator, I wish when you receive this letter that you would collect every particular concerning the Mob from the begining and send us a correct statement of fact as they transpired from time to time that we may be enabled to give the public correct information on the subject and inform us also of the situation of the brethren with respect to their means of sustinance &c I would inform you that it is not the will of the Lord for you to sell your Lands in if means can possably be procured for their sustenance [p. 67]
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