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 inform that I am not satisfied with bro Hulett conserning the colt and so long as unrighteousness 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 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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