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Letter to Edward Partridge and Others, 30 March 1834

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To , , and others of the .
, March 30, 1834.
Dear Brethren:
We have received several communications from  you of late; but the most of us being absent,  laid them over till council could be had; and I now  seat myself to dictate to answer them all in one.  Since brothers, & , arrived I have written  a few lines with my own hand in letters which  have already gone: one from this place, and one  from N.Y. but was not able to write the more  weighty matters, and did not think to say anything  more than to comfort your hearts if possible, and  keep you from fainting, while God, in his wisdom,  and in the order of his Providence, is preparing  all things before his face for the . We rejoic greatly on learning that you  and the brethren, so many of them, are yet spared  in the midst of those who wear the form of human  beings, but are less merciful than the prowling  beast of the wilderness. We would inform you that  with very few exceptions the in this  place are all well; and every man, woman &  child, that belongs to the Church, as far as  I have any knowledge of the matter, are crying  day & night to God for the deliverance and  prosperity of ; and many are preparing  with all zeal to do all that lies in their  power to accomplish the great work, and  it will be seen in due time, that the saints  in this region are not slack towards you  considering their circumstances, & their great  poverty, & afflictions & persecutions with  which they are called to suffer in this part as  well as you in that region; for the more we [p. 30]
To , , and others of the .
, March 30, 1834.
Dear Brethren:
We have received several communications from you of late; but the most of us being absent, laid them over till council could be had; and I now seat myself to dictate to answer them all in one. Since brothers, & , arrived I have written a few lines with my own hand in letters which have already gone: one from this place, and one from N.Y. but was not able to write the more weighty matters, and did not think to say anything more than to comfort your hearts if possible, and keep you from fainting, while God, in his wisdom, and in the order of his Providence, is preparing all things before his face for the . We rejoic greatly on learning that you and the brethren, so many of them, are yet spared in the midst of those who wear the form of human beings, but are less merciful than the prowling beast of the wilderness. We would inform you that with very few exceptions the in this place are all well; and every man, woman & child, that belongs to the Church, as far as I have any knowledge of the matter, are crying day & night to God for the deliverance and prosperity of ; and many are preparing with all zeal to do all that lies in their power to accomplish the great work, and it will be seen in due time, that the saints in this region are not slack towards you considering their circumstances, & their great poverty, & afflictions & persecutions with which they are called to suffer in this part as well as you in that region; for the more we [p. 30]
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