Letter to the Church in Thompson, Ohio, 6 February 1833

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An Epistle to the Church in
February 6th 1833——
To the in Geauga County Ohio
Dear Brethren
We salute you by this our  Epistle in the bonds of Love rejoicing in your steadfa stness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus our Lord  and we desire your prosperity in the ways of truth  and righteousness in the bowels of Jesus Christ pray ing for you continually that your faith fail not  and that you may overcome all the evils with  which you are surrounded and become pure  and holy before God even our father to whom  be glory for and ever and ever Amen
It has seemed good unto the holy spirit  and unto us to send this our epistle to you by  the hand of our beloved broth[e]r your  messinger who has been by us in obe dience to the of God to the office  of to preside over the Church in  taking the oversight thereof to Lead you &  to teach the thing[s] which are according to  Godliness in whom we have great confidence  as we presume also you we therefore say to  you yea not us only but the Lord also  receive you him as such knowing that the  lord has appointed him to this office for  your good holding him up by your prayers [p. 25]
An Epistle to the Church in
February 6th 1833——
To the in Geauga County Ohio
Dear Brethren
We salute you by this our Epistle in the bonds of Love rejoicing in your steadfastness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus our Lord and we desire your prosperity in the ways of truth and righteousness in the bowels of Jesus Christ praying for you continually that your faith fail not and that you may overcome all the evils with which you are surrounded and become pure and holy before God even our father to whom be glory for ever and ever Amen
It has seemed good unto the holy spirit and unto us to send this our epistle to you by the hand of our beloved brother your messinger who has been by us in obedience to the of God to the office of to preside over the Church in taking the oversight thereof to Lead you & to teach the things which are according to Godliness in whom we have great confidence as we presume also you we therefore say to you yea not us only but the Lord also receive you him as such knowing that the lord has appointed him to this office for your good holding him up by your prayers [p. 25]
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