Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

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according their <as his> work shall be and now beloved Brethren we say unto [you?] that in asmuch as good <God> hath said that he would have a tried people that he would purge them as gold now we think that this time he has chosen his own crusible wherein we have been tryed and we think if we get through with any degree of safty and shall have keept the faith that it will be a sign to this generation all together sufficient to leave them without excuse and we think also that it will be a tryal of our faith equal to that of Abraham and that the antionts [ancients] will not have were off [whereof] to bo[a]st over us in the day of judgment as being called to pass through heavier afflictions that we may hold an even waight in the balances with them but now after having suffered so grate a sacrifis and having pased through so grate a scene of sorrow we trust that a Ram may be caught in the thicket speedily to releave the sons and daughters of Abraham from their grate <great> anxiety and to light up the lamp of salvation upon their countinances that they may hold up <on> now after having gone so far unto everlasting life. Now brethren conserning the places for the location of the saints we cannot counsyl you as we could if we were presant with you and <as> to the things that ware writen heartofore [heretofore] we did not concider them any thing verry binding therfore we now say once for all that we think it most proper that the general affairs of the which are nessisary [p. 10]
according as his work shall be and now beloved Brethren we say unto [you] that in asmuch as God hath said that he would have a tried people that he would purge them as gold now we think that this time he has chosen his own crusible wherein we have been tryed and we think if we get through with any degree of safty and shall have keept the faith that it will be a sign to this generation all together sufficient to leave them without excuse and we think also that it will be a tryal of our faith equal to that of Abraham and that the antionts [ancients] will not have were off whereof to boast over us in the day of judgment as being called to pass through heavier afflictions that we may hold an even waight in the balances with them but now after having suffered so grate a sacrifis and having pased through so grate a scene of sorrow we trust that a Ram may be caught in the thicket speedily to releave the sons and daughters of Abraham from their great anxiety and to light up the lamp of salvation upon their countinances that they may hold on now after having gone so far unto everlasting life. Now brethren conserning the places for the location of the saints we cannot counsyl you as we could if we were presant with you and as to the things that ware writen heartofore [heretofore] we did not concider them any thing verry binding therfore we now say once for all that we think it most proper that the general affairs of the which are nessisary [p. 10]
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