Letter to Lyman Wight and Others, 16 August 1834

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August 16th 1834
Copy from Joseph S to the brethrn in Zion
Dear Brethren and others  the of the ——
After so long a time I dictate a few  lines to you to let you know that I am  in and that I found all well on  my arival, as pertaining to health &c  but found our common advisary had  taken the advantage of our brothe[r] and others who gave a false colloring  to allmost every transaction from the  time that we left untill we  returned, and thereby Stirred up a great  difficulty in the Church against me accor dingly I was met in the face and eyes as  soon as I had got home with a catalogue  that was as black as the author himself and  the cry was Tyrant,! Pope!! King!!! Usurper!!!!  Abuser of men!!!!! Ange!!!!!! False proph[e]t!!!!!  Prophecying Lies in the name of the Lord!!!!!!! and taking  Consecrated monies!!!!!!!! and every other lie to fill  up and complete the cattelogue that was necissary to  perfect the Church to be meet for the devourer  the shaft of the devouring <distroying> Angel! and in consequence  of having to combat all these I have not been [p. 84]
August 16th 1834
Copy from Joseph S to the brethrn in Zion
Dear Brethren and others the of the ——
After so long a time I dictate a few lines to you to let you know that I am in and that I found all well on my arival, as pertaining to health &c but our common advisary had taken the advantage of our brother and others who gave a false colloring to allmost every transaction from the time that we left untill we returned, and thereby Stirred up a great difficulty in the Church against me accordingly I was met in the face and eyes as soon as I had got home with a catalogue that was as black as the author himself and the cry was Tyrant,! Pope!! King!!! Usurper!!!! Abuser of men!!!!! Ange!!!!!! False prophet Prophecying Lies in the name of the Lord and taking Consecrated monies!!!!!!!! and every other lie to fill up and complete the cattelogue that was necissary to perfect the Church to be meet for the devourer the shaft of the distroying Angel! and in consequence of having to combat all these I have not been [p. 84]
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