Letter to Edward Partridge and Others, 10 December 1833

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shall be likened unto the wise virgins who took oil  in their lamps, But all those who are unbelieving and  fearful, will be likened unto the foolish virgins, who  took no oil in their Lamps; and when they shall return,  and say unto the saints, give us of your lands, behold  there will be no room found for them. As respects  giving deeds I would advise to give deeds as far  as the brethren have legal and Just claims for their them  and then let evry man answer to God for the  disposal of them. I would suggest some Ideas to not knowing as they will be of any  real benefit, but suggest them for consideration  I would be glad that he were here, but dare not  advise, were it possable for him to come, not kno wing what shall befall us, as we are under  very heavy and serious threatening from a great  many people in this place. But purhaps, the  people in may feel willing, God having  power to soften the hearts of all men, to have a  press established there; and if not, in some other  place; any place where it can be the most convenient  and it is possable to get to it: God will be willing to  have it in any place where it can be practiculer  and safe. we must be wise as serpents and  harmless as doves. Again I desire that would  collect all the information, and give us a true history of  the begining and rise of , and her calamities &c  Now hear the prayer of your unworthy Brothe[r] in the  bonds of the : O my  God! thou who has called and chosen a few through  thy weak instrument by and  sent them to a place which thou didst call   and commanded thy servants to consecrate  unto thyself for a place of a refuge, and of safety  for the of thy saints, to be built up a holy  city unto thyself and as thou hast said that none [p. 74]
shall be likened unto the wise virgins who took oil in their lamps, But all those who are unbelieving and fearful, will be likened unto the foolish virgins, who took no oil in their Lamps; and when they shall return, and say unto the saints, give us of your lands, behold there will be no room found for them. As respects giving deeds I would advise to give deeds as far as the brethren have legal and Just claims for them and then let evry man answer to God for the disposal of them. I would suggest some Ideas to not knowing as they will be of any real benefit, but suggest them for consideration I would be glad that he were here, but dare not advise, were it possable for him to come, not knowing what shall befall us, as we are under very heavy and serious threatening from a great many people in this place. But purhaps, the people in may feel willing, God having power to soften the hearts of all men, to have a press established there; and if not, in some other place; any place where it can be the most convenient and it is possable to get to it: God will be willing to have it in any place where it can be practiculer and safe. we must be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. Again I desire that would collect all the information, and give us a true history of the begining and rise of , and her calamities &c Now hear the prayer of your unworthy Brother in the bonds of the : O my God! thou who has called and chosen a few through thy weak instrument by and sent them to a place which thou didst call and commanded thy servants to consecrate unto thyself for a place of refuge, and of safety for the of thy saints, to be built up a holy city unto thyself and as thou hast said that none [p. 74]
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