Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

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managements lie slain victoms at the feet of hope  and when the hart is sufficiently contrite and <then> the  voice of inspiration steals along and whispers my  son pease be unto thy soul thine advirsity and thy  afflictions shall be but a small moment and then  if thou indure it well God shall exalts the[e] on  high thou shalt tryumph over all they foes thy  friends do stand by the[e] and they shall hail the[e] again  with warm harts and friendly hands thou art  yet not yet as Job thy friends do not contend again[st]  the[e] the neither charge the[e] with transgretion as  they did Job and they <who> do the charge the[e]  with transgretion there hope shall be blasted  and there prospects shall melt away as the hory  frost melteth before the burning rays of the  rising sun and also that God hath set to his  hand and seal to change the times and seasons  and to blind their minds that they may not  understand his marvilos workings that he may  prove them also and take them in there own  craftiness also because their harts are corrupt  and the thing which they are willing to bring upon  others and love to have others suffer may come  upon them<selvs> to the verry utmost that they may be  disappointed also and their hopes may be cut  off and not many years hence that they and  their pasterity shall be swept from under  heaven saith God that not one of them [p. 8]
managements lie slain victoms at the feet of hope and when the hart is sufficiently contrite then the voice of inspiration steals along and whispers my son pease be unto thy soul thine advirsity and thy afflictions shall be but a small moment and then if thou indure it well God shall exalt thee on high thou shalt tryumph over all they foes thy friends do stand by thee and they shall hail thee again with warm harts and friendly hands thou art not yet as Job thy friends do not contend against thee neither charge thee with transgretion as they did Job and they who do charge thee with transgretion there hope shall be blasted and there prospects shall melt away as the hory frost melteth before the burning rays of the rising sun and also that God hath set to his hand and seal to change the times and seasons and to blind their minds that they may not understand his marvilos workings that he may prove them also and take them in there own craftiness also because their harts are corrupt and the thing which they are willing to bring upon others and love to have others suffer may come upon themselvs to the verry utmost that they may be disappointed also and their hopes may be cut off and not many years hence that they and their pasterity shall be swept from under heaven saith God that not one of them [p. 8]
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