Letter to Lyman Wight and Others, 16 August 1834

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Also, Therefore be wise this once O ye children of Zion! and  give heed to my council saith the Lord!
I would inform that the bill I received of  him was good and when I can get <our> other money changed  for another I will mail it to him the brethren as yet  have generally been arived from , in health  notwithstanding the warm season. I would also in form that I am not satisfied with  bro Hulett conserning the colt and so long as unrig hteousness acts are suffered in the it can not [be] sanctified neither Zion be redeemed.
And also, that I was obliged to leave the consecratd  horn in also bro who was  sick we expect when he recovers that he will come  to — he was humble and I entertain  no doubt as to his standing while he continues so  we have a desire to Learn consernig [concerning] the Cholera and  whether sister Bunnel is yet alive; as well as all  deaths, the names and standing of those who are  calld away &c. The Choler[a] is raging in   and other places, We found it  in [Missouri] as we came through and almost eve[r]y  othe[r] place, in it <is> an awful and solomn day. but this  is only the forebodings of what is to come, The  church seems to be in a languid cold disconsolate  state, and as the revolution of the earth is once  in 24 hours so we may look for revolutions  among this wicked and perverse generation  and also in the Church of Christ! When the  head is sick the whole body is faint, for  when the church lifts up the head the Angel  will bring us good tidings even so Amen
Joseph Smith Jr [p. 87]
Also, Therefore be wise this once O ye children of Zion! and give heed to my council saith the Lord!
I would inform that the bill I received of him was good and when I can get our money changed for another I will mail it to him the brethren as yet have generally arived from , in health notwithstanding the warm season. I would also inform that I am not satisfied with bro Hulett conserning the colt and so long as unrighteous acts are suffered in the it cannot [be] sanctified neither Zion be redeemed.
And also, that I was obliged to leave the consecratd horn in also bro who was sick we expect when he recovers that he will come to — he was humble and I entertain no doubt as to his standing while he continues so we have a desire to Learn consernig [concerning] the Cholera and whether sister Bunnel is yet alive; as well as all deaths, the names and standing of those who are calld away &c. The Cholera is raging in and other places, We found it in Missouri as we came through and almost every other place, it is an awful and solomn day. but this is only the forebodings of what is to come, The church seems to be in a languid cold disconsolate state, and as the revolution of the earth is once in 24 hours so we may look for revolutions among this wicked and perverse generation and also in the Church of Christ! When the head is sick the whole body is faint, for when the church lifts up the head the Angel will bring us good tidings even so Amen
Joseph Smith Jr [p. 87]
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