Letter to the Church in Clay County, Missouri, 22 January 1834

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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To the brethren in Christ Jesus scattered  abroad from the Land of their Greeting
We your companions in tribulation embrace  the present oppertunity of sending you this token of  our love and good will assuring you that our bowels  are filled with compassion and that our prayers are dailey  assending to God in the name of Jesus Christ in your behalf
We have just received inteligence from you through  the medium of [of] [Ohio,] making inquiries  concerning the course which you are to persue. In  addition to the knowledge contained in the above upon  this subject; we say if it is not the duty of the to  call out and keep a standing force in to  protect you on your Lands, which it appears must  be done, as we understand that the mob are determined  to massecree you if the take you back upon  your lands and leave you unprotected. It will  become your duty to petition the to petition the  President to send a force of men there to protect you  are reinstated. The proposes to take you back  to your lands whenever you are ready to go (if  we understand correctly) but cannot keep up and  army to guard you; and while the hostile feelings of the  people of remain unabated probably  you dare not go back to be left unguarded. Therefore,  in your petition to the set all these things forth in there  proper light, and pray him to notify the President of  your situation and also petition the President yourselves  according to the direction of the Lord We have petitioned   in your behalf and enclosed in it a  printed revelation, the source of this which we now send  to you. The petition was signed by something like  sixty brethren and mailed to go to Jefferson City one  week ago, and he will probably received it two weeks [p. 79]
To the brethren in Christ Jesus scattered abroad from the Land of their Greeting
We your companions in tribulation embrace the present oppertunity of sending you this token of our love and good will assuring you that our bowels are filled with compassion and that our prayers are dailey assending to God in the name of Jesus Christ in your behalf
We have just received inteligence from you through the medium of [of] Ohio, making inquiries concerning the course which you are to persue. In addition to the knowledge contained in the above upon this subject; we say if it is not the duty of the to call out and keep a standing force in to protect you on your Lands, which it appears must be done, as we understand that the mob are determined to massecree you if the take you back upon your lands and leave you unprotected. It will become your duty to petition the to petition the President to send a force of men there to protect you are reinstated. The proposes to take you back to your lands whenever you are ready to go (if we understand correctly) but cannot keep up an army to guard you; and while the hostile feelings of the people of remain unabated probably you dare not go back to be left unguarded. Therefore, in your petition to the set all these things forth in there proper light, and pray him to notify the President of your situation and also petition the President yourselves according to the direction of the Lord We have petitioned in your behalf and enclosed in it a printed revelation, the source of this which we now send to you. The petition was signed by something like sixty brethren and mailed to go to Jefferson City one week ago, and he will probably received it two weeks [p. 79]
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