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Letter to Edward Partridge and Others, 30 March 1834

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in , where, ere long, he will set his  feet, when earth & heaven shall tremble!
Be united, brethren, in all your moves, and stand by  each other even unto death that you may prevail.
I remain your brother in the .
Joseph Smith Jun.
P.S. To — You say “my press, my  types, &c.” Where, our brethren ask, did you get them, &  how came they to be “yours?” No hardness, but a caution;  for you know, that it is, We, not I, and all things are the  Lord’s, and he opened the hearts of his to  furnish these things, or we should not have been privi leged with using them.
Dear :
You will see that I have written <bro. Joseph’s> closely—  and have saved a short space. I see that you did not  understand the enquiry relative to antimony &c. and perhaps  the enquiry was not as explicit as it should have been—  I merely wanted to know the process of melting antimony not the price of it, nor the proper compound for type metal.  We purchased some antimony last fall, thinking to cast  some Oads [quads]; but we were difficultied in melting it, or  rather melting and mixing it with lead, so we conclu ded to write to & learn the method, not the  art of making types, though if the Lord should give his  saints a type foundry in it would be no more  mysterious than that he shold bring forth the fulness  of his Gospel in these last days, and give you &  myself a privilege of embracing <it> first, that we might  have the great & exalted saying conferred upon us,  that we were of the first fruits unto God in this his last [p. 36]
in , where, ere long, he will set his feet, when earth & heaven shall tremble!
Be united, brethren, in all your moves, and stand by each other even unto death that you may prevail.
I remain your brother in the .
Joseph Smith Jun.
P.S. To — You say “my press, my types, &c.” Where, our brethren ask, did you get them, & how came they to be “yours?” No hardness, but a caution; for you know, that it is, We, not I, and all things are the Lord’s, and he opened the hearts of his to furnish these things, or we should not have been privileged with using them.
Dear :
You will see that I have written bro. Joseph’s closely— and have saved a short space. I see that you did not understand the enquiry relative to antimony &c. and perhaps the enquiry was not as explicit as it should have been— I merely wanted to know the process of melting antimony— not the price of it, nor the proper compound for type metal. We purchased some antimony last fall, thinking to cast some Oads quads; but we were difficultied in melting it, or rather melting and mixing it with lead, so we concluded to write to & learn the method, not the art of making types, though if the Lord should give his saints a type foundry in it would be no more mysterious than that he shold bring forth the fulness of his Gospel in these last days, and give you & myself a privilege of embracing it first, that we might have the great & exalted saying conferred upon us, that we were of the first fruits unto God in this his last [p. 36]
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