Letter to Silas Smith, 26 September 1833

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, Ohio, Sept 20 26th, 1833
Respected :— It is with feelings of deep interest for  the welfare of mankind which fill my mind on the reflection that  all were formed by the hand of Him who will call the same to give  and an impartial account of all their works in that great day to  which you and myself in common with them are bound, that I  take up my pen and seat myself in an attitude to address a  few though imperfect lines to you for your perusal.
I have no  doubt but you will agree with me that men will be held account able for the things they have, and not for the things they have not, or,  that all the light and intelligence communicated to them from  their Beneficent Creator, whether it is much or little, by the same  they in justice will be judged; and that they are required to yield obe dience to, and improve upon that, and that only, which is given; for  man is not to live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds  out of the mouth of the Lord.
Seeing that the Lord has never [p. 2]
, Ohio, Sept 26th, 1833
Respected :— It is with feelings of deep interest for the welfare of mankind which fill my mind on the reflection that all were formed by the hand of Him who will call the same to give an impartial account of all their works in that great day to which you and myself in common with them are bound, that I take up my pen and seat myself in an attitude to address a few though imperfect lines to you for your perusal.
I have no doubt but you will agree with me that men will be held accountable for the things they have, and not for the things they have not, or, that all the light and intelligence communicated to them from their Beneficent Creator, whether it is much or little, by the same they in justice will be judged; and that they are required to yield obedience to, and improve upon that, and that only, which is given; for man is not to live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.
Seeing that the Lord has never [p. 2]
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