Letter to Lyman Wight and Others, 16 August 1834

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able to regulate my mind so as to write to give you council  and the information that you needed, but that  God who rules on high and thunders Judgments  upon Israel when they transgress has given me  power from the time that I was born (into this  Kingdom) to stand and I have succeeded in  putting all gainsayers and enemies to flight  unto the present time and not withstanding  the advisary Laid a plan which was more  subtle than all others, I now swim in good  clean pure water with my head out! as you will  see by the next star
I shall now procede to give you such  council as the spirit of the Lord may dictate  you will reccollect that your business must  be done by your : you will rec ollect that the are to receive their   in before the redemption  of you will reccollect that your high  council will have power to say who of the  first Elders among the Children of Zion are  accounted worthy; and you will also reccollect  that you have my testamony in be half of  certain ones previously to my departure you  will reccollect that the sooner that these ambassadors  of the most high are dispatched to bear testamony to  lift up a warning voice and to proclaim the  everlasting gospel and to use every convincing  proof and facculty with this generation while  on their Journey. <to *> <*The better it shall be for them and for Zion inasmuch as the indignation of the people sleepeth  for a while our time should be employed to the best advantage altho it is not the will  of God that any one of these ambassador should hold their peace afte[r] they have startd  upon their Journey.> They should awaken <the> sympathy of  the people. I would reccommend to brother  (If he is yet there) to write a petition such as will  be approved of by the high council and let there  be every signer obtained that can be in the State  of and while they are on their Journey  to this country that paradventure we may learn [p. 85]
able to regulate my mind so as to write to give you council and the information that you needed, but that God who rules on high and thunders Judgments upon Israel when they transgress has given me power from the time that I was born (into this Kingdom) to stand and I have succeeded in putting all gainsayers and enemies to flight unto the present time and not withstanding the advisary Laid a plan which was more subtle than all others, I now swim in good clean water with my head out! as you will see by the next star
I shall now procede to give you such council as the spirit of the Lord may dictate you will reccollect that your business must be done by your : you will recollect that the are to receive their in before the redemption of you will reccollect that your high council will have power to say who of the first Elders among the Children of Zion are accounted worthy; and you will also reccollect that you have my testamony in be half of certain ones previously to my departure you will reccollect that the sooner that these ambassadors of the most high are dispatched to bear testamony to lift up a warning voice and to proclaim the everlasting gospel and to use every convincing proof and facculty with this generation while on their Journey. to * *The better it shall be for them and for Zion inasmuch as the indignation of the people sleepeth for a while our time should be employed to the best advantage altho it is not the will of God that any one of these ambassador should hold their peace after they have startd upon their Journey. They should awaken the sympathy of the people. I would reccommend to brother (If he is yet there) to write a petition such as will be approved of by the high council and let there be every signer obtained that can be in the State of and while they are on their Journey to this country that paradventure we may learn [p. 85]
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