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

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before you receive this We also calculate to send a petition and this revelation to the President forthwith in your behalf and then we will act the part of the poor widow to perfection if possable, and let our rulers read their destiny if they do not lend a helping hand. We exhort you to prosecute and try every lawful means to bring the mob to Justice as fast as circumstances will permit. With regard to your tarrig [tarrying] in we cannot say you must be governed by circumstances. perhaps you will have to hire out or take farms to cultivate to obtain your bread until the Lord deliver.
We have sent you a $50= note US some time ago if you have received it please acknowledge the rec[eip]t of it to us that we may be satisfied you have got it. We Shall do all that is in our power to assist you in every way we can. We know your case is a trying one but be patient and not murmr against the Lord and you shall see that all these things shall turn to your greatest good.
Inquire of and find out the entire secret of mixing or compounding lead and Antimo[n]y so as to make type mettle [metal] and write us concerning it Bro Joseph tells me that he has sent another $50= note making $100, to you, write us concerning it, there is a prospect of the eastern doing something pretty handsome toward the deliverance of in the course of a year if Zion is not delivered otherwise Tho the Lord says this affliction came upon you because of your sin polluting your &c yet there is an exception of some namely the heads of Zion for the Lord said your brethren in begin to repent, and the Angels rejoice over them &c you will also see an exception at the top of the 2d collum of this revelation Therefore this affliction came upon the Church to chastin those in transgression, and prepare the hearts of those who had repented for an from the Lord. We shall not be able to send [p. 80]
before you receive this We also calculate to send a petition and this revelation to the President forthwith in your behalf and then we will act the part of the poor widow to perfection if possable, and let our rulers read their destiny if they do not lend a helping hand. We exhort you to prosecute and try every lawful means to bring the mob to Justice as fast as circumstances will permit. With regard to your tarrig [tarrying] in we cannot say you must be governed by circumstances. perhaps you will have to hire out or take farms to cultivate to obtain your bread until the Lord deliver.
We have sent you a $50= note US some time ago if you have received it please acknowledge the receipt of it to us that we may be satisfied you have got it. We Shall do all that is in our power to assist you in every way we can. We know your case is a trying one but be patient and not murmr against the Lord and you shall see that all these things shall turn to your greatest good.
Inquire of and find out the entire secret of mixing or compounding lead and Antimony so as to make type mettle metal and write us concerning it Bro Joseph tells me that he has sent another $50= note making $100, to you, write us concerning it, there is a prospect of the eastern doing something pretty handsome toward the deliverance of in the course of a year if Zion is not delivered otherwise Tho the Lord says this affliction came upon you because of your sin polluting your &c yet there is an exception of some namely the heads of Zion for the Lord said your brethren in begin to repent, and the Angels rejoice over them &c you will also see an exception at the top of the 2d collum of this revelation Therefore this affliction came upon the Church to chastin those in transgression, and prepare the hearts of those who had repented for an from the Lord. We shall not be able to send [p. 80]
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