Letter to Heber C. Kimball and Brigham Young, 16 January 1839

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might. What is man that the servent of God should fear him.  or the son of man that he should tremble at him. Neither  think strang concerning the firy trials with which we are  tried as though some strange thing had hapened unto us.  Remember that all have ben pertakers of like afflictions.  Therefore rejoice in our afflictions by which you are perfected  and through which the captain of our salvation was perf ected also. Let your hearts and the hearts of all the saints  be comforted with you, and let them rejoice exceedingly  for great is our reward in heaven. for so percicuted the  wicked the prophets which were before us.
will be a to all that choose to come to it.—  And if the churches in foren countries wish to come  let them do so.— Say to Br that our feelings accord  with his. he is as we are, and we as he. may peace rest  upon him in life and in death.— Brethren pray for us,  and cease not. till our deliverence comes. which we hope  may come. we hope we say, for our famalies sake.—  Let the elders preach nothing but the first principles of  the Gospel. and let them publish our afflictions. the  injustice and cruelty thereof upon the house tops. Let  them write it and publish it in all the papers where they go.  charge them perticularly on this point—
Brethren we remain yours in hope of Eternal life
Joseph Smith Jr
N. B. Appoint the oldest of those of those  who were firs[t] appointed, to be the President of your  Quorum.—
J S
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might. What is man that the servent of God should fear him. or the son of man that he should tremble at him. Neither think strang concerning the firy trials with which we are tried as though some strange thing had hapened unto us. Remember that all have ben pertakers of like afflictions. Therefore rejoice in our afflictions by which you are perfected and through which the captain of our salvation was perfected also. Let your hearts and the hearts of all the saints be comforted with you, and let them rejoice exceedingly for great is our reward in heaven. for so percicuted the wicked the prophets which were before us.
will be a to all that choose to come to it.— And if the churches in foren countries wish to come let them do so.— Say to Br that our feelings accord with his. he is as we are, and we as he. may peace rest upon him in life and in death.— Brethren pray for us, and cease not. till our deliverence comes. which we hope may come. we hope we say, for our famalies sake.— Let the elders preach nothing but the first principles of the Gospel. and let them publish our afflictions. the injustice and cruelty thereof upon the house tops. Let them write it and publish it in all the papers where they go. charge them perticularly on this point—
Brethren we remain yours in hope of Eternal life
Joseph Smith Jr
N. B. Appoint the oldest of those of those who were first appointed, to be the President of your Quorum.—
J S
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